Jon Woodend

Jon Woodend
Assistant Professor
Office: MacLaurin A458

BSc, MSc, PhD (Calgary)

Area of expertise

Counselling Psychology

  • Career Development

  • International Transitions

  • Newcomers' adjustment and wellbeing

  • Counsellor training and skill development 

  • Counselling (individual/group)

  • Qualitative research methods

For his research program, Jon works with newcomers including immigrant workers, international students and their accompanying partners, and people from refugee backgrounds to support policy, programming, and practice for meaningful international career transitions.

Below are selected works from Jon's research program and a comprehensive list can be found on his Google Scholar page.
Journal Articles
Arthur, N., Woodend, J., Gust, L., Dyrda, A., & Dang, J. (2022). It’s not as easy as they say: International students’ perspectives about gaining Canadian work experience. Canadian Journal of Career Development, 21(2), 42–58.
Arthur, N., Lei, D., & Woodend, J. (2022). From near and afar: International secondary school students’ career influences. Journal of Career Development
Syeda, M. M., Woodend, J., Liu, J., & Roy, S. (2020). Ready to leave the nest? Education graduate students’ voices on publishing. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 32(1).
Woodend, J., Fedoruk, L., Beek, A., Roy, S., Xu, X., Groen, J., & Xiang, L. (2019). The privileging of English language use in academia: Critical reflections from an international doctoral seminar.Emerging Trends in Education, 2(3), 1-22.
Woodend, J. (2018). Context and practices of university student services for international students’ workforce integration: Research-in-brief. Canadian Journal of Career Development, 17(2), 113-116.
Fedoruk, L., Woodend, J., Beek, A., Groen, J., Wu, X., Roy, S., & Li, X. (2018). Critical reflections in international contexts: PolyEthnographic accounts of an international doctoral research seminar.The Qualitative Report.
Woodend, J., & Arthur, N. (2018). International students’ university to work transition: Research-in-brief. Canadian Journal of Career Development, 17(1), 53-55.
Woodend, J., & Arthur, N. (2017). Correlates of immigrant workers’ job satisfaction. Canadian Journal of Career Development, 16(2), 44-47.
Nutter, S., Lei, D., Woodend, J., Ryan, A., & Cairns, S. (2016). The challenges encountered during a needs assessment of international student partners: Considerations for future evaluations. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 31(1), 1-15.
Lei, D., Woodend, J., Nutter, S., Ryan. A., & Cairns, S. (2015). The forgotten half: Understanding the unique needs of international student partners. Journal of International Students, 5(4), 447-458.
Books and Book Chapters
Woodend, J., & Gust, L. (2021). Key career development practises in Canadian higher education institutions. In A. J. Albien (Ed.), International perspectives. DvB.
Woodend, J. (2019). The Theory of Work Adjustment: Seeking and maintaining satisfaction and satisfactoriness. In N. Arthur, R. Neault, & M. McMahon (Eds.), Career theories and models at work: Ideas for practice (pp. 453-462). CERIC.
Woodend, J., Lei, D., Nutter, S., & Cairns, S. (2016). Exploring the experiences of international students' partners: Implications for the post-secondary context. In K. Bista & C. Foster (Eds.), Exploring the social and academic experiences of international students in higher education institutions (pp. 94-111). IGI Global.
Other Works
Woodend, J. (2021). Counselling with international students [Learning activity with video]. In G. Ko, M. Anderson, S. Collins, & Y. Yasynskyy (Eds.), Fostering responsive therapeutic relationships: Repositioning microskills and techniques in service of just conversations. Counselling Concepts.
Woodend, J. & Lei, D. (2015, November 5). Decent work? CCPA Career Counsellors Chapter Blog.
Woodend, J. & Vander Werf, J. (2015, May). Weathering the storm: The importance of the clinical supervisory relationship in crisis management. Psynopsis, 37(2), 13-15.
Woodend, J. (2015, January). Book review [Review of the book Danger and opportunity: Bridging cultural diversity for competitive advantage, by L. Laroche & C. Yang]. Careering.