Graduate Students and New Professionals
ACCA is committed to fostering the careers of graduate students and new professionals who are interested in college counseling. An ACCA membership brings opportunities for state and national leadership, networking with professionals, employment information and support, and continuing education assistance.
Involvement & Leadership Opportunities
One of the three
member-at-large positions on the ACCA Executive Council is reserved for a
graduate student. In addition to the Graduate Students and New Professionals
Committee, all of the other ACCA offices and committees are open to graduate
students and new professionals.
Professional Development Opportunities
Networking is an
important activity for future college counselors and ACCA provides that in
spades! State and national conferences, workshops, the ACCA Listserv (ACCA-L) –
all provide opportunities to meet with college counselors, exchange ideas,
foster mentor relationships, and discover resources. After all, graduate
students are the future of the college counseling profession!
ACCA sponsors the Emerging Leader Grant which covers fees to support attendance at the ACCA national conference; many state divisions also offer assistance to students.
ACCA also offers Research Grants that are open to all ACCA members, including graduate students and new professionals. This could be an important financial resource for support towards your research project.
College counseling employment opportunities are advertised by various state college counseling divisions, on the ACCA listserv (ACCA-L), and through following the ACCA Job Board. Feel free to contact the GSNP chair or Member-at-Large for Graduate Students with any questions.
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