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Maine Career Development Association

MCDA Mission

“Maine Career Development Association is dedicated to creating professional development opportunities for people in Maine who provide career information and career assistance to others.”

2023-2024 Membership Rates

The MCDA Board of Directors has set membership rates for 2023-2024, which can be found below. We acknowledge that this year's membership rates represent a modest increase from the previous year, however the Board conducted research on comparable state organizations, analyzed our benefits to members, and believe that these rates still present a great value to MCDA members. 

2023-2024 Membership Rates

MCDA Professional Membership: $40 

MCDA Graduate Student Membership: $20

MCDA membership supports the following activities and affords the following benefits to members:

  • Access to free professional development, such as monthly Career Cafes
  • Regular updates and communications related to the career development profession
  • Discounted participation in Regional CDA trainings and workshops
  • Supports the work of volunteer boards and committees that plan and facilitate MCDA events

You can join MCDA or renew your membership here or through registering for the 2023 Annual Conference. 

Join our team!

We currently have the following openings on the MCDA Governing Board:

  • Adult Education Representative
  • K-12 School Counselor Representative
  • Graduate Student Representative
  • Agency Representative

Here is what some of our recent board members had to share about their experience:

  Kate Axelsen-Foster
  University of Maine Career Center
Being on the MCDA board provided me
   opportunities to get to know people                           in areas  of career development beyond                     higher education, and beyond the                               UMaine campus.

   It is so important to have relationships with one another, and grow a referral network. I enjoyed collaborating with others on programming and learning about what is going on in career development around our great state of Maine."

  Robin Tardiff
  Beal College
  "The MCDA Board is a great group of                         people who are very passionate about the               work we do. If I had time and ability I would           do it again. It was good to be a part of a                 group that has a common goal  and works             it forward together."

  Hope Lanza
  Port Resources
   "I loved the networking aspect of MCDA.
 a Board we did a lot. When I needed
 help, I reached out to my fellow
 members and all were responsive,
 willing and helpful."

Interested in joining the MCDA Board?
Contact Marianne Cowan today!

Join us for the 2024 Winter Professional Development Workshop!

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MCDA Board Updates

Congratulations to Marianne Cowan,
MCDA President

Photo of Marianne Cowan, MCDA President-Elect 2022-2023

Also, please welcome our new board Secretary, Erica Humphrey!

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