Advising is a dynamic, interactive process that “helps students understand how their personal interests, abilities, skills and values might predict success in the academic and career fields they are considering and how to form their academic and career goals accordingly” (Gordon). It involves recommending options that are considered best suited to the individual’s needs. Practitioners help individuals to examine such options and to make thoughtful decisions. It is different from the more psychologically intense career counseling that seeks to assist students with the complex career-related personal concerns.
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Gordon, V. N. (2006). Career advising: An academic advisor’s guide. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, p.12
McCalla-Wriggins, Betsy, “Integrating career and academic advising.” Clearinghouse. Online: http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Resources/Clearinghouse/View-Articles/Integrating-career-and-academic-advising.aspx (Retrieved on May 27, 2014)