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Dive In: A Podcast for Career Development Professionals

Jul 30, 2020

How are you giving attention to the career needs of students from rural communities?  In this episode, Dr. Andrew Crain, Director of Experiential Professional Development at the University of Georgia, shares his experience serving rural students, problematizes who we traditionally define as “rural”, and provides tangible strategies to support students from rural backgrounds.

This episode is brought to you by Be Inspired Counseling and Consulting, a personal and professional development company specializing in career management and equity and inclusion consultations, workshops, and trainings.  To learn more about Be Inspired Counseling and Consulting, visit

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Resources Mentioned

Corbett, M. (2009). No time to fool around with the wrong education: Socialisation frames, timing and high-stakes educational decision making in changing rural places. Rural Society, 19(2), 163-177.

Crain, A. (2018, May 1). Serving rural students. NACE.  

McNamee, T. (2019). Social capital in the rural United States and its impact on educational attainment. In Bartee, R.D & George, P.L. (Eds.) Contemporary Perspectives on Social Capital in Educational Contexts, (201-2019). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.

Meece, J. L., Hutchins, B., Byun, S., Farmer, T. W., Irvin, M. J., & Weiss, M. (2013). Preparing for adulthood: a recent examination of the alignment of rural youth's future educational and vocational aspirations. Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, 3(2), 175. 

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Rural Works! Initiative at NC State 

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