Advising Community on Career Advising

In an increasingly competitive global workplace, it's imperative that college students to fully understand the connection between their major choices and potential careers. Advisors should be aware of the changing workplace environment, desired skills, and individual academic, career, and personal needs in order to help students establish academic and career goals.  Students need information about themselves, their academic and career options, and strategies to make informed decisions about future opportunities. It is important for academic advisors to have an understanding of the characteristics of students exploring majors and careers so that effective advising can be delivered.

Virginia Gordon (2006) describes career advising as a process that “helps students understand how their personal interests, abilities, and values might predict success in the academic and career fields they are considering and how to form their academic and career goals accordingly”. The Advising Community on Career Advising will explore the connection between academic and career advising and will provide a forum for discussing career decision issues including but not limited to: 

  • Relating students’ interests and abilities to major and career plans
  • Working with students pressured to make major/career choices due to the economy and other life events
  • Assessment of student work values and transferable skills
  • Integration of major and career-related experiential learning opportunities
  • Encouragement of  self-knowledge and development of life and career goals
  • Best practices of programs and offices that integrate academic and career advising 
  • Resources on integrating career and academic advising

Spotlight Series

Career Advising Community Group

Virtual Community Meeting- October 2021

Host: Dana Hebread

NACADA Career Advising Spotlight Series: Graduate Business School for Non-Business Majors
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Your students have many career pathways and graduate business school may be one of them! Over 350,000 students went to graduate business school in the US last year. Are your students ready to join their ranks? During this interactive discussion, we'll be talking about the value of a graduate business degree, particularly for non-business majors, including career flexibility, leadership opportunities, and earning potential. Gain insights on preparing your students to become attractive candidates while they’re in undergrad, which degree makes sense for them, and what recruiters are looking for in future employees. Tune in on your lunch break and you'll also get a free toolkit shipped right to your door, chock full of collateral to share with your students. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the online event.


Current Chair

Jodi Chowen
Brigham Young University

Current Term: 2023-2025

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