Name: John Pritchett
What is your favorite part about being a career development professional? I really enjoy the variety of things I get to do as the Career Development Services Coordinator for WCTC, but helping people through the process of exploring their career options will always be my favorite.
What is your specialty within the career development profession? Helping parents assist their children through the career development process.
Favorite piece of technology: My laptop computer, although I am looking forward to the development of career development apps for smart phones!
Favorite career development resources:
WISCareers / Career Locker https://wiscareers.wisc.edu
Wisconsin Career Pathways www.wicareerpathways.org
Advice you have for fellow career development practitioners: Many years ago I was in the audience when Richard Bolles was presenting at a national conference. He used the analogy that “Flame ignites Flame”. If we, as Career Counselors, are not passionate about our own careers and what we do…how can we expect those we serve to get excited about their careers.
Advice you have for students/clients: Read “Luck Is No Accident: Making the Most of Happenstance in Your Life” by John Krumboltz PhD and Al Levin EdD
Favorite assessment tools: Various assessments contained within WISCareers / Career Locker and Wisconsin Career Pathways
- Movie: It’s a Wonderful Life
- Color: Green Bay Packer Green and Gold
- Song: A Pirate Looks at 40 (Jimmy Buffett)
- Food: Burrito
- TV Show: Green Bay Packer Games
- Game: Football
Hobbies: Golf, Bowling, Cooking, Classic Cars, Spectator Sports (Packers, Badgers, Brewers, UW Whitewater Warhawks and local high school teams, and using YouTube videos to assist with home repairs!
Favorite Quote: “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”Confucius
What type of technology do you use? Whatever is needed to do my job…computers, web tools and smart phones
What type of social media do you use? LinkedIn
Tell us one skill that you can teach to others? I can still do a pretty good job of flipping omelets.
Position Title: Career Development Services Coordinator, Waukesha County Technical College
Masters of Science in Counseling and Guidance–Career Counseling and Higher Education Emphasis. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI May 1989.
Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI December 1981.
Food Preparation Assistant Diploma. Waukesha County Technical College, May 1976.
Training and Certifications:
Licensed Professional Counselor with over 25 years experience in Career Counseling
Master Career Counselor (MCC)
Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF)
Wisconsin Career Development Association (WCDA). Board Member (2005-present). Past-President (2010-2012).
Wisconsin Association for Career and Technical Education (WACTE). ACTE Region III Policy Committee Representative 2015-Present. Past-President 2014-2015.
National Career Development Association (NCDA).
Wisconsin Association of Colleges and Employers (WI-ACE).
American Counseling Association (ACA).
- LGBT Information for Career Development Professionals - November 10, 2017
- Invitation to WCDA Professional Development Event. Fall 2017. - October 1, 2017
- Save the Date and Call for Proposals - September 9, 2017
- WCDA Graduate Student Spotlight: Jenni McKay - May 24, 2017
- NCDA Recorded Webinar: Ethical Decision Making: Putting Ethics into Practice - May 11, 2017
- Photos from the STRENGTHS professional development event held on May 5, 2017 - May 5, 2017
- Previous Event: Strengths Workshop - February 23, 2017
- NCDA Recorded Webinar: Maximize Your Strengths - February 12, 2017
- WCDA Member Spotlight: April McHugh - February 6, 2017
- SAVE THE DATE: Strengths Workshop - January 19, 2017
- WCDA Member Spotlight: Sheri Eisch - January 12, 2017
- 2016 CDF Scholarship Recipient: Debbie Schmidt - December 28, 2016
- WCDA Member Spotlight: Abby Lemke - October 27, 2016
- Brief Video: Job Search Using Facebook - October 22, 2016
- Brief Video: 3 Keys to Job Search Success - October 22, 2016
- Photos from the WCDA Conference held on October 21, 2016 - October 21, 2016
- Become a CDF - October 19, 2016
- $500 CDF Scholarship - October 19, 2016
- WCDA Member Spotlight: Susan Guarneri - October 19, 2016
- WCDA Member Spotlight: Dr. Julie Hau - October 19, 2016
- WCDA Member Spotlight: Jason Brown - October 19, 2016
- WCDA Member Spotlight: John Pritchett - October 19, 2016
- WCDA Member Spotlight: Abby Brendemuehl - October 19, 2016
- Photos from the WCDA Conference held on May 20, 2016 - May 20, 2016
- Photos from the WCDA Conference held on October 30, 2015 - October 30, 2015
- Photos from the WCDA Conference held on May 29, 2015 - May 29, 2015