Sharing knowledge and cultivating connections since 1978

The Career Development Specialists Network (CDSN) was founded in 1978 by Carol Feit Lane as a forum for professional career counselors and coaches to share knowledge and expertise about career development theory and practice.

Membership in Career Development Specialists Network (CDSN) is open to new and experienced professionals as well as graduate students interested in working in a career counseling, coaching, or related career development role. CDSN members work in a variety of settings including private practice, higher education, non-profit/government organizations, and the corporate sector.

CDSN meetings are held via Zoom on the third Thursday of every month (with occasional exceptions). Monthly meetings cover a wide range of subjects including assessment tools, employment trends, job search strategies, cross cultural counseling, entrepreneurship, and clinical issues. CDSN programs are highly interactive and encourage in-depth discussions of timely issues. Because we meet remotely, we are able to have an international membership, presence, and perspective.

CDSN has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, so our members are eligible to earn CE’s for attending monthly meetings. Annual membership dues are $75 and are payable upon submission of a membership application. Membership dues cover the current year starting from January to December. Please click here for our membership application.