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Minnesota Career Development Association

You Are Invited to Write for MCDA’s Blog and Newsletter

“Everyone has at least one blog post in them.” ~ Christopher Hitchens (paraphrase)


Do you have tips, resources or commentary about a career development topic you’d like to share with other career practitioners? Have you read a book or research paper you think your colleagues might enjoy? Would you like to share your experiences at a recent professional development workshop, conference or webinar you attended recently?

Share your knowledge and experience by writing a blog post for Our Communications Committee is upgrading our blog and newsletter. We need practitioners like you to volunteer to write articles to share with your colleagues.

Your fresh and relevant blog posts will also appear in the new version of Minnesota Career Development Association’s newsletter. The email newsletter will be sent to MCDA members six times a year.

Why Write for MCDA

  • Share your unique perspective on career development topic(s)
  • Establish your credibility and exposure as a thought leader
  • Learn about topics of interest to you
  • Increase your writing and social media skills
  • Make professional connections with readers

What to Write?

Guest writers receive editorial guidelines to help with style and content. Writers can suggest a blog topic or be assigned to write on topics including:

  • Tips and resources for career development professionals
  • Reviews of books, podcasts, blogs
  • Commentary or discussion of employment, education or counseling topic in the news
  • Previews of upcoming events
  • Interviews with thought leaders
  • Reposts of career development-related articles from your professional blog

How to Write?

If you are interested in writing a blog post (or being a regular contributor), email DeniseMpls @ to receive the Writer Guidelines, a copy of the Editorial Calendar, or just to talk about article ideas. MCDA blog articles are typically 500 words or fewer and submitted in a Word document.

Sample Blog Posts

Contact DeniseMpls @ before October 19, 2018 to have your article included in MCDA’s first newsletter of the year.

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