Welcome to the Student Career Development KC, where our goal is to support the growing need to connect the student affairs profession and practices with the career development outcomes of undergraduate students. Join us in playing a role in ensuring that student affairs educators, in all functional areas, and at all levels, are intentionally helping their students connect co-curricular experiences with career exploration and planning to lead meaningful personal and professional lives.
The Student Career Development Knowledge Community is a community wherein Student Affairs professionals can develop best practices for supporting the career development of students. Professionals from functional areas across the profession are welcomed to participate in an effort to enhance the ways in which the profession contributes to the national conversation around how we can shape the career exploration and preparation of our students. It is important that Student Affairs professionals serve as campus leaders in partnering with faculty from all disciplines to help students best explore and prepare for their future pathways. Our is to engage scholars and practitioners from all functional areas of the profession and not just career services offices to promote cross-functional collaboration in developing best practices.
The Student Career Development KC is a community of Student Affairs professionals from all functional areas who engage in developing best practices for serving as partners in students’ career development process and aiding students in transitioning to post-academic endeavors.
Support the growing need to connect the student affairs profession and practices with the career development outcomes of students. Through sharing best practices and fostering cross-functional collaboration around career development, the KC plays an important role in ensuring that student affairs practitioners, in all functional areas, are intentionally helping students connect co-curricular experiences with career exploration and planning.
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The Student Career Development KC recognizes two Student Affairs professionals each year during the NASPA Annual Conference.
Student Career Development Champion Award recognizes an individual or a collaboration of offices/departments for their innovative and transformational programs at the campus level that encourage career readiness and development. The student affairs practitioners have demonstrated a commitment to intentionally help students connect their co-curricular experiences with career exploration and planning. This program has made a significant impact on the career development of students at their institution.
Outstanding AVP/Senior Level Student Affairs Professional Award recognizes a colleague who has made career development an institutional priority. Their outstanding commitment to support career readiness and development contributes to the preparation of graduates for the working world.
Award nominations run concurrently with the NASPA Annual Conference Call for Programs.
The Student Career Development Knowledge Community compiled the following list of resources; however, inclusion on this list does not represent an endorsement of the information, site, or organization by NASPA and any of its entities.
Student Career Development KC Resources
- Programs/School Best Practices
Iowa GROW® Program: Iowa GROW® (Guided Reflection on Work) uses brief, structured conversations between student employees and their supervisors to help students connect the skills and knowledge they are gaining in the classroom with the work they are doing, and vice versa.
- National & Regional Events
Information about awards for 2019 coming soon!
- Blogging Opportunity
Are you currently working on a collaboration with mutiple departments that focuses on student career development? Email Megan Downey at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in writing a blog article about the experience!
- Social Media Platforms
Facebook Group: NASPA Student Career Development Knowledge Community
Podcast Sponsorship - The NASPA Leadership Podcast
Our first Live Briefing is scheduled for Tuesday, April 10th at 4:00pm. This is a free course for members of the Student Career Development KC.
Title: Let’s Talk Competencies! Career Readiness Doesn’t Matter if Students Can’t Express It
Professional Organziations in Career Development/Career Services
The National Career Development Association (NCDA) provides professional development, publications, standards, and advocacy to practitioners and educators who inspire and empower individuals to achieve their career and life goals.
NACE provides career readiness resources that are designed to support your efforts in integrating career readiness into your programs and services. Sample materials, assessments and reserach can be found on their Career Readiness Resources page.