NCDA aims to welcome and serve the diverse needs of our members, including all students. The various membership groups are designed to help you in your professional development and networking, to facilitate greater connection with colleagues who may share similar interests and work settings, and to enhance communication between the membership and the NCDA Board.
Please browse the resources below, which have been selected to be useful to all students. Additionally, the “NCDA Graduate Students and New Professionals” Facebook page was created as a forum for individuals to post and share relevant graduate student updates, job postings, and opportunities to become more involved within the organization. In particular, you will see a link to our web magazine, Career Convergence, below -- please review it and consider submitting an article!
Contact Point is a Canadian built multi-sector on-line community for career development professionals worldwide. They offer extensive resources, networking capabilities, and an array of learning links for career development professionals.
While aiming to address the needs of vocational educators, practitioners, and researchers, this career collaboratory also seeks to bring together like-minded professionals in an effort to share and advance their knowledge. The Vocopher Resource Library is free and does not require registration. Access to the Vocopher Career Inventories is free, but requires registration.
The 6th edition of this text, edited by Danica Hays & Chris Wood, maintains the key features of previous editions with reviews of instruments and chapters by leading experts in the field. The updated edition has over 70 reviews and now includes qualitative/alternative approaches to standardized assessments. Chapters cover topics such as multicultural considerations in career assessment, selecting a career assessment, and career assessment standards and competencies for practitioners. A useful matrix provides a useful cross-reference to search for instruments based on the purpose of the instruments and the population best to use it.
A quarterly publication of NCDA for members, this print magazine is a themed publication offering articles that balance a broad vision with practical applications. Each issue offers a focused article on a select theme, a feature article on a prominent NCDA event, specific content for four departments (including School Counselors, Professional Counselors, Graduate Students, and Career Development Facilitators), and four regular columns.
Use this database, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, to find materials on the topic of career development. Just type your topic of interest in the Search Term: field.
Learn more about this organization, which focuses on enhancing school counseling programs and researching effective counseling practices. Offers a Professional Interest Network covering career development issues.