Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Counselors for Computing Seminar

C4C: Counselors for Computing
Friday, November 21, 2014
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
ISU Alumni Center
1101 Main Street
Illinois State University - Normal, IL 
$25 to register/receive $25 Amazon gift card at event
Register Here 
        Dear Illinois School Counselor,

Join us and learn what computing really is. Leave feeling inspired and equipped, with information and resources you can use to advise about paths toward rewarding and flexible careers.
Did you know?
  • Tech jobs are growing in Illinois and nationally, but not enough students are prepared to fill them
  • Having more - and more kinds of - people involved is essential to innovation and builds the talent pool
  • Changes in computer science education are underway, with implication for course offerings and guidance
In this program:
  • Meet people in tech, learn about their work, and hear how they found their way into computing
  • Meet technical girls and experience computing first hand
  • Find out why employers want a large and diverse talent pool from which to draw
  • Enjoy dinner with counselor colleagues
  • Receive PDs
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Don't forget to mark your calendars for the
2015 ISCA Annual Conferences!
Chicagoland: April 24, 2015
Springfield: April 10, 2015
Another event coming soon:
Evidence Based School Counseling: December 4, 2014
9:00 AM-12:30 PM, Universal Technical Institute - Lisle, IL

Multicultural Counseling course option for Year 1 Community/CMH Students

This announcement is for Year 1 students who are in or considering the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMH) concentration.

Enrollment in CSL 510: Multicultural Counseling course is currently low for the Winter quarter. Therefore, for those students who need this course, and are in or considering the Clinical Mental Health Counseling concentration, we are encouraging you to add this as a third course for Winter. For these students only, we will waive prerequisites for CSL 510 so that you may add it to your schedule. Due to the CMH concentration requiring 90 credit hours, students can expect that it will be necessary to have multiple quarters in which three courses will need to be taken in order to stay on track for graduation. Thus, we are offering the option for the Winter to be one of these such quarters. Please contact Nancy Hashimoto, the advisor for Community and CMH students if you are interested and she will assist you in adjusting your schedule.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Counselor Engagement Event at ICA Conference

Feeling undecided about your concentration?

The 2014 ICA Annual Conference takes place on NOVEMBER 14TH this year. The conference board is seeking 10 "college and between" students from all over Illinois, who are considering counseling careers, but are undecided on concentration. An application for the conference is required (see below). 10 students will be selected from the applicants. Normally, the conference costs $130, but because of incredible fundraising, scholarships for the conference have been allotted to all accepted, making the conference only $30 for each selected participant. Applications must be completed ASAP, seeing as the conference is rapidly approaching. Find more information and the application below:

ICA/CSI Counselor Engagement Event at the 2014 ICA Conference

Date: November 14, 2014
Time: 7:00am - 5:20pm
Location: Chicago Marriott Schaumburg (50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173)
Participant Cost: $30
Number of Select Participants: 10
Application Information: Submit completed application forms to:
Contact: Matt Glowiak, MS, NCC, LPC at:
The Day at a Glance

7:00am: Main Conference Registration
7:30am: Continental Breakfast
8:00am: Conference Keynote - General Session for All Attendees
9:30am: Opening Session -- Orientation (50 minutes)
·         What is the counseling profession?
·         What opportunities exist?
·         What benefits exist for students and developing professionals who participate in ICA and/or CSI?
·         How does one find internships, develop specialties, etc.?
·         Pairing with volunteer mentors for the day
·         20-minute Q & A discussion panel with professionals: exploring the lifestyle, professional options, types of counseling
·         Orientation to the conference: getting the most from the experience
10:30am: Morning Content Session
·         Students identify and attend a content session of interest.
12:00pm: Lunch – Networking Opportunity for students
·         Students will have lunch together and an opportunity to network.
1:15pm: Afternoon Content Sessions
·         Students identify and attend two content sessions of interest.
4:30pm: Afternoon Session – Conclusion (50 minutes)
·         Discuss the experience
·         What did you see, hear, learn, experience?
·         Rate the experience
·         Discuss how to improve the experience
·         Next steps: what do you want or need to proceed?
·         Pairing for continued mentoring, etc.


ICA/CSI Counselor Engagement Event at the 2014 ICA Conference
Application Form
Event Date: November 14, 2014
Supporting faculty member:
Past volunteer/service work experience:

Please explain why you are interested in the counseling profession (no more than 250 words):

Please explain why you are interested in attending the Counselor Engagement Event at the 2014 ICA Conference (no more than 500 words):

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