Graduate Student Scholarship Opportunity through NCCDA

Graduate Students,

The North Carolina Career Development Association (NCCDA) is comprised of professionals engaged in the field of career counseling and development. NCCDA is organized and governed in accordance with the by-laws of the National Career Development Association. NCCDA is a division of the North Carolina Counseling Association.

We work to keep our members engaged through a fall conference, quarterly newsletters,  social media networks, best practices grant opportunities and more! Last year we also rolled out 2 NEW programs… a webinar for the Spring semester and a year round Resume Review service!

NCCDA wants to offer you the opportunity for join our organization this year FOR FREE! One of our goals has been to increase the interactions and support we offer to graduate students in higher education, student affairs, career counseling, school counseling and related programs. Right now we are accepting application for an NCCDA membership scholarship that will run through June 30, 2013.  There are a limited amount of scholarships available. In order to be considered, please submit a resume along with a brief letter of interest including why you are interested in this scholarship to become a member of NCCDA and what are your career goals following graduation from graduate school.   These materials should be submitted to by Friday, August 31, 2012 at 5pm.

Upcoming Member Opportunities!

1) Save the date for our upcoming fall conference! The conference is October 26th and will be held at High Point University!   This year’s theme is “Exploring Unique Paths & Populations”, and will focus on helping clients navigate career paths in the fine arts, a panel and Q&A with career counselors from a diverse range of settings discussing their career paths and transitions, the exploration of 21st century self-marketing tools (things are changing quickly!), and career adaptability and positioning skills for job seekers later in their professional lives.

2) The NCCDA Best Practices supports the development of new career-related programs, research, or practices in North Carolina.  Up to $1,000 will be awarded annually to help finance innovation in the area of career development, which might include:

.           New programs or services for your population

.           New equipment or technology to aid the work you do

.           Research in the field of career development, assessment, and/or career education

.           New marketing techniques to increase service utilization

For 2012-2013, we have moved the application and granting period to the fall, to coincide with our fall conference.  The deadline to apply is September 21, 2012, and you can find the application materials and other information at (see the 2013 Application section).  If you have questions, contact

We look forward to having you join NCCDA and getting to know you at the conference!

If you have any questions, please let me know!


Co-Chair, Membership, NCCDA

Amanda Williams
Director of Career and Academic Advising
College of Design
NC State University


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