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February Newsletter

29 Feb 2020 8:07 PM | Anonymous

OCDA Annual Spring Conference!

Registration is Now Open

This year's event will be held on Friday, May 29th, 2020 at Columbus State Community College in Columbus, Ohio. This year, YOU get to play an active role in shaping your experience at the conference. 

Check out to learn more and to register.

We can't wait to see you there!


Marketing & Branding Strategies for Career Professionals

MARCH 12TH FROM 3:00PM-5:00PM  

Ashland Registration

Cleveland Registration

 Columbus Registration

 Springboro Registration

We are holding our second free "Coffee Chat" as a way for members and interested career professionals to get to know one another and gain valuable insights. On March 12th from 3:00PM - 5:00PM, we are meeting simultaneously in Columbus, Cleveland, Dayton, & Ashland. 

Come join other professionals in your region to discuss marketing & branding best practices. 

Snacks provided!

*Bring a friend! Pass this invite along to other career services professionals, membership in OCDA is NOT required.

 A few topics that we will discuss...

-What is a time when you effectively marketed to a population? What were the strengths & weaknesses of your approach?

-How can you empower students/clients to use word of mouth to promote your services?

-What is the major brand and "message" of your office?

-What's your image currently, and where do you want it to be in the future?

Join the OCDA Board for 2020-2021!

We are looking to fill our board for the next year (starting in June/July)! If you or a colleague are interested in being a part of our growing organization and want to contribute, gain leadership experience, and help promote career development for professionals, individuals, and students in Ohio, please consider joining our board. We are a team made up of volunteers throughout Ohio in different fields and settings. These positions are open to anyone, whether you’re involved in Higher Ed, K-12, Libraries, Job Centers, Gov’t Agencies, Private Practice, etc.

Below are open positions to consider nominating yourself, friend, or colleague for:


This position is a 3-year term in which you will serve as President-elect, President, and then Past-President. The President-elect position focuses on planning, organizing, and executing the annual OCDA Conference.

Membership & Newsletter Chair

Manages all OCDA memberships within the online system and sends out monthly newsletter emails to keep our members informed of upcoming events, workshops, and more.

Membership Engagement Chair

As a newer role for OCDA, this role aims to increase membership, promote and organize events (such as our Coffee Chats).

Professional Development Chair

Helps in the process of CEU paperwork for all events that may need it, administers CEU certificates, and promotes OCDA member involvement.

Awards & National Career Development Month Chair

This position combines fall and spring roles. Fall: Plan, organize, and execute events or activities surrounding the National Career Development Month of November and NCDA’s Art and Poetry annual contest. Spring: Promote and process all nominations for the 3 OCDA Awards that are given during the annual conference.

Website Co-Chair

Work with our continuing Website Co-Chair, Kaleigh Mahon, in managing the website for OCDA including updating and creating website content. Help manage registrations for events.

Social Media Chair

Creates and/or sends out social media content, engages with members and answers questions, serve on website and membership engagement committees.

By-Laws Chair

Drafts proposals for amendments to By-Laws to be voted on by the Board, keeps Board members up to date on changes with OCA and NCDA By-Laws.

If you are interested in joining the board, please email Past-President, Dalila Byrd at

Total Internship Management Workshop

OCDA will be co-sponsoring the Total Internship Management Workshop in Dublin, Ohio on March 20, 2020. This full-day workshop will provide you with a framework to create a meaningful and impactful internship program. For more information, please visit:

Career Convergence Web Magazine

One of the benefits of being an OCDA member is access to the Career Convergence magazine. Access the magazine online for free at: You can access recent articles on topics relevant to a wide variety of career practitioners including K-12, independent practice, counselor educators and researchers, post-secondary, and more. You also have access to the Career Convergence archives.

Reminder to Members

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