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Please contact us at CCS@acpa.nche.edu or connect with the members of our Directorate Body with questions or ideas.
The Commission for Career Services seeks to examine, address, and impact the changing and diverse role of career services in higher education within the student development framework. We achieve this mission through:
- Recruitment, Retention, and Mentoring of dynamic career educators
- Knowledge and Scholarship to enhance the field of career services.
- Engagement through supportive on-line and in-person communities and networks of career services educators.
To be the leading influential and engaging community and resource for career services educators.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
Career Services Commission does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, affectional/sexual orientation, or disability in any of its policies, procedures or programs. This non-discrimination policy covers membership and access to commission programs and activities including but not limited to national conventions, program development, awards, services, publications, and leadership opportunities.
Interested in volunteering with CSS?
Volunteer your skills and expertise with the Commission for Career Services by filling out our interest form!
We have many opportunities for our membership to become more involved in our commission through volunteering. Here are just a a few volunteer opportunities we can offer you:
Annual Convention – review program proposals, staff our recruitment table at CelebrACPA, coordinate socials, organize employer and college visit
Mentoring Program – sign up to be a Mentee to support new professionals or help us coordinate the program
Webinars – present on a topic or help us manage our webinar schedule
Newsletter – contribute content or help us organize future newsletters
News & Updates
Commission for Career Services Past Sponsored Programs
2019 sponsored programs: The Practitioner's Approach: Cognitive Information Processing in Career Services - Brittany Devies, Briana Edwards, and Casey Lowe - Florida State University Infusing Equity & Justice-Based Practices into your Employer Relations Strategy...
There are no upcoming events at this time.
Meet the Directorate
Melissa Whatley Grant
The Commission for Career Services seeks to examine, address, and impact the changing and diverse role of career services in higher education within the student development framework. Join us in achieving this mission!
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Any ACPA member can become involved and there are varying levels of involvement:
- Join our listserv (sign up under “my profile” in the ACPA membership area)
- Attend our open business meeting at the annual ACPA convention
- Review conference programs for the annual convention
- Submit a sponsored program proposal for the annual convention
- Host a webinar
- Submit a proposal for a paper to be published on our website
Individual and overall commission awards nominations are now being accepted for recognition at the 2021 ACPA Annual Convention. Please note that you do not have to be a current ACPA member to nominate or be nominated for the below awards.
The Distinguished Professional Award
The Distinguished Professional Award honors an individual who has displayed exemplary service and commitment of time and energy to the profession and/or the ACPA Commission for Career Services. The recipient has upheld professional standards, models integrity, and holds the esteem and appreciation of colleagues, students and peers. Experienced career services professionals with two or more years in the field are eligible for consideration.
Rising Star Award
This award recognizes a graduate student who has demonstrated strong leadership potential and contributions to the career services profession and/or to the ACPA Commission for Career Services. Career services professionals in a master’s or doctoral program are eligible for consideration.
Commitment to Social Justice in Career Services Award
This award recognizes an individual, group, or department that has shown a commitment to social justice work in career services through education, practices, or programming to create more equitable experiences for students and/or colleagues.
Innovation Award (Individual)
The Innovation Award honors an individual that has initiated and developed an innovative program, service delivery, approach, or assessment in career services. The award is based on creativity, student impact, and success of the program, as determined by the achievement of the stated program goals. Supplemental documentation and support materials (i.e. flyers, posters, or other program materials) are strongly encouraged as part of the submission process.
Innovation Award (Group)
The Innovation Award honors a team that has initiated and developed an innovative program, service delivery, approach, or assessment in career services. The award is based on creativity, student impact, and success of the program, as determined by the achievement of the stated program goals. Supplemental documentation and support materials (i.e. flyers, posters, or other program materials) are strongly encouraged as part of the submission process.