Graduate Students & New Professionals

The Graduate Student/New Professional Center

Located in the Expo, this is the place to connect with other students, new professional and meet members of the ACA Leadership. You will find helpful ACA resources related to navigating the profession, tips for success as a student and new professional, and maintaining wellness. Please join the ACA Graduate Student Committee on April 1– 2, 2016 in the center from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, they will be hosting town hall sessions both days with notable leaders in the counseling profession. Come and ask them questions for in-depth insight on being successful in the profession.

Graduate Student Volunteer Program

Thank you for your interest in the ACA Graduate Student Volunteer Program. Due to the overwhelming response, the program is full and any additional applicants will be put on a waitlist. If you have any questions, about the program please email us at

Volunteer Letter and Volunteer Agreement click here.
Potential Volunteer Assignment List click here.
2016 Graduate Student Volunteer FAQs

ACA Career Center

Also located in the Expo, the ACA Career Center provides guidance and resources designed to encourage and assist students and professionals in obtaining their educational, employment, and career goals.  This is your source to meet with our career specialists and private practice consultant for one-on-one career planning and/or private practice consultations. Don’t miss the chance to have direct access to interviews with onsite employers, resume reviews, mock interviews, the job board with variety of positions nationwide, and much more. Sign-up in advance for a consultation and information will be sent to registrants as the Conference approaches. 

Questions? Contact Danielle Irving at

The ACA For Graduate Students and New Professionals Only Series

The ACA For Graduate Students and New Professionals Only conference series provides education sessions for those entering the profession presented by some of the most famous authors, theorists, and leaders in professional counseling. This year’s sessions include:

Becoming a Professional Counselor
Gerald Corey, Jamie Bludworth

Counselor Self-Care for Graduate Students and New Professionals
Lynn Linde

Making a Successful Transition from Graduate School to Career!
Danielle A. Irving

What Graduate Students and New Professionals Might Be Surprised to Know About Gestalt Therapy
Jon Frew

What Graduate Students and New Professionals Need to Know about Substance and Process Addictions
Robert L. Smith