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Wit and Wisdom: What I Have Learned From the Career Stories of Others and My Dog
Robert C. Chope
Whether we are practitioners or counselor educators, career coaches or consultants, all of us probably learn about engaging in the career counseling process from our clients, students, and the significant others who are a part of our lives. We also learn about the career counseling process from the career stories of others that we find in newspaper accounts, radio and television broadcasts, and our daily interactions with individuals who supply us with personal goods and services. Herein is a brief summary of what I have learned about career counseling from two interesting career stories and my interactions with my dog.