Career Developments Magazine

Career Developments, the NCDA quarterly magazine for members-only, 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, and specific content for departments that match the work settings of members.

In response to requests for “going green,” the print magazine is now available to all NCDA Members in a digital format. We understand that many members enjoy holding the printed magazine in their hands after receiving it their mailbox. The print format is still available as a membership option. Those in the United States may opt to receive the print version, at no additional charge. Those from outside of the US may elect to receive a print copy for $15 annually. Please make your selection for print during your membership renewal process by using the membership form or accessing your profile under Members Only. Questions about this change may be directed to We hope you enjoy the new digital option as part of your membership benefits!

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"Advocating for Work-Related Legislation"
Fall 2023

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Table of Contents


Empowering Advocacy: A Guide for Career Professionals on Influencing Workplace Legislation and Regulations in the United States
By Elle O'Flaherty


The 2022-2023 NCDA Awards
By Brianna Navarro




School Counselors

Preparing Students for College and Career, Beyond the Affirmative Action Ruling

By Terainer Brown


Higher Education Highlights
Navigating Higher Education Advocacy
By Elle O'Flaherty




From the President:
Career Development Work is Social Justice Work
By Lakeisha Mathews

From the Executive Director:
NCDA's Commitment to Advocacy
By Deneen Pennington

Thought Leaders Insights:
A Conversation with Michael Pham
By Jenn Leard

NEW! In the States:
Maryland Career Development Association Virtual Conference a Success!

By Sujata Ives

Ethics in a Nutshell:
Racial and Gender Discrepancies in Medicine: An Exploration of Legal and Ethical Considerations
By Sarah Patterson-Mills, Lauren Mills and Brooke Mills

On the Web
By Melanie Reinersman

The Marketplace
Career Counseling in the One Stop Career Center System
By Charles Lehman








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