“Published once every three months, four times a year, the Career Development Weekly journal publishes articles based on the latest information in career development and practices. The journal is produced by the National Career Development Association. They offer free subscriptions for members. Individuals and institutes must pay to get a yearly subscription.
Career Development Weekly readers find articles relating to career education, counseling, corporation and individual development, planning, becoming a career or life coach, and dealing with both expected and unexpected career changes. The journals are directly towards career education and career counseling professionals.
Some articles written for Career Development Weekly include, “”Choices and Challenges: a qualitative exploration of professional women’s career patterns””, “”Relationships between parental attachment, work and family roles, and life satisfaction””, “”Religion, spirituality, and career development in African American college students; a qualitative inquiry””, “”Family factors associated with sixth-grade adolescents’ math and science career interests””, and “”Predictors of student and career decision making self-efficiency among nontraditional college women (career counseling)””.
In the March 2007 edition of Career Development Weekly, an article entitled, “”Differences between Black / African American and White college students regarding influences on high school completion, college attendance, and career choice””, briefly announced a study in which African Americans continue to “”experience high deficits and employment stagnation as well as lower graduation rates””. While very little information is given on what went into the study, the article explains the percentage difference between white and black/African American students in a 2000 U.S. census covering areas such as completing high school, having some college education and earning a baccalaureate degree. The article also goes on to say that a study in 2001 suggested that African Americans in a community college tended to place higher importance on job security, an important position and good starting income than the white students.
Other articles cover more information and studies on subjects for concerned counselors, teachers, parents, and students who are interested in furthering their careers while keeping family life from suffering.
Besides valuable career and family information, the National Career Development Association occasionally offers continuing education units in select editions of the Career Development Weekly journal. These units can be obtained by filling out an online assessment and answering questions. Continuing education units, or points, are not counted as college course points. They can be used on resumes and applications to let a potential employer know the individual took classes and has some knowledge on the subject, or job opportunity.
To find out more information about the Career Development Weekly publication or to order a subscription visit the National Career Development Association website at www.ncda.org.”