Your Counseling Career

The counseling student mailbag

Amy Reece Connelly August 6, 2007

Many of the questions received in American Counseling Association Career Services are from our graduate students. As we head back to school, here are some of the most frequent questions from new and prospective graduate students. Q: I am considering a career change to counseling. Do you know what the employment outlook is for counselors…continue reading

Relocation tips for counselors

Amy Reece Connelly May 12, 2007

It’s summer. Time for rising temperatures, long vacations and, for many families across the United States, relocation to a new home. If relocating to a different state is in your summer plans, do you know how to effectively make the move? Review your plan for counselor incapacitation or termination of practice If your relocation causes…continue reading

Getting the most out of professional conferences

Amy Reece Connelly February 17, 2007

My very first professional conference was a joint meeting of two associations of higher education administrators in New Orleans. I was completing my master’s degree, and my primary goal was to network my way to a job.  Back on campus, my description of the various receptions for our state delegation, graduate students and alumni of…continue reading

ACA Career Center resources

Amy Reece Connelly December 9, 2006

This month’s column is a bit of a potpourri: a wrap-up of the series on web resources and some announcements about new resources and upcoming programs. Online applications For the last two months, this column has examined some of the online tools available for job searches, including strategies for identifying appropriate counseling jobs. After you…continue reading

Career and life assessment: Are you taking care of you?

Amy Reece Connelly November 10, 2006

We are approaching that time of year when various end-of-the-year checklists will be published in a wide range of venues.  The end-of-the-year financial checklist will remind you to gather all the information you will need for your taxes, to make sure you get your charitable donations in before Dec. 31 and to use the funds…continue reading