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Career Development Paper

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The purpose of this assignment is to familiarize students with theories and models of career development, counseling, and career decision making.  Students should be able to recognize approaches for conceptualizing the interrelationships among and between work, mental well-being, relationships, and other life roles and factors.  Students should be aware of the ethnically and culturally relevant strategies for addressing career development among special populations.Select a theory of career development and write a two-part paper.

  • Part 1 – Provide an extensive summary of the selected theory.  Find at least two sources other than the book to support your summary of the theory.  In addition to the extensive summary, address strategies for advocating for diverse client’s career, educational development (training), and employment opportunities in the global economy.
  • Part 2 – Trace your own personal career development according to the selected theory in order to illustrate the theory from a personal perspective.

The paper must be submitted in Microsoft Word; Times New Roman font; 12 pt. font size; margins 1” on all sides; double-spaced.  The assignment should be written on a graduate level and references used should be cited within the discussion and documented in a reference list using APA styling.Post your paper, as a single document, to the grade book through Turnitin.com.  An originality score greater than 25% will result in a severe penalty.Review the attached documents for the scoring guide and sample papers.
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