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By Nicholas Standage in Career Services, CSM posted: Jun, 4th 2020

Recommendations for Hosting Successful Virtual Career Fairs

A Consultant’s Perspective: Recommendations for Hosting Successful Virtual Career Fairs The concept of virtual career fairs initially came into play as an effort to facilitate an alternative approach to career fairs for students who were located in remote regions  and as well as a means of reducing travel costs for employers looking to hire students […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM posted: Jun, 1st 2020

NUS Virtual Career Fair Draws Over 200 Employers

Although COVID-19 has disrupted the world and its economy, students continue to seek employability opportunities in an uncertain job market. According to a Business Insider article, “Businesses and organizations ranging from Yelp to the National Institutes of Health have canceled summer internship programs due to COVID-19. Others, like Google, announced they would move summer internship programs online rather than cancel […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM posted: May, 28th 2020

Virtual Career Fair Succeeds for LCCC

Tina Moyer, Director of Career Development and Civic Engagement at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC), was at the airport when she received a text from her institution that all events on campus would be canceled due to COVID-19. It was the middle of March and LCCC was one of many institutions around the world that […]


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By Arielle Jordan in Announcements, Career Services, CSM, Events posted: Apr, 9th 2020

CSM Symposium ’20 & COVID-19

As the Marketing Events Manager at Symplicity, CSM Symposium has become one of the events that I most look forward to on our calendar.  Each year, I’ve enjoyed meeting our clients, watching presentations come to life, and catching up at our client appreciation party, whether it be in New Orleans, D.C., Orlando, or Palm Springs. […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM posted: Apr, 7th 2020

ISU Virtualizes Career Services

COVID-19 has been disrupting the programs and initiatives of higher education institutions everywhere. There are some institutions that are struggling to virtualize while others have shut down programs completely. Some institutions, however, are trying to avoid disruption by better engaging with students and their employability journey through a virtual platform. Illinois State University (ISU) is […]


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By Nicholas Standage in Best Practices, CSM, Student Engagement posted: Mar, 10th 2020

Student Engagement is the Answer

A Consultant’s Perspective: Student Engagement is the Answer Student engagement is widely viewed as one of the keys to addressing problems such as low achievement, employability, alienation and high dropout rates. Engaged students are more likely to perform well on standardized tests and are less likely to drop out of school. Research indicates that student […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM posted: Feb, 19th 2020

Strengthening Career Services in Community Colleges

Today, higher education is seeing an increase in community college enrollment. There are a couple of factors that have contributed to this increase such as increased partnerships between community colleges and four-year institutions and an increase in offering online degree programs. The most powerful trend that is influencing community colleges enrollment, however, is an increase […]


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By Nicholas Standage in Best Practices, Career Services, CSM posted: Feb, 3rd 2020

Implementing Employability Solutions

A Consultant’s Perspective: Implementing Employability Solutions Strategic consulting services are an essential and fundamental component to ensuring a successful implementation of any enterprise solution for higher ed institutions. Only a few providers are able to apply best practices from subject matter experts and dedicate time to really understand the client’s needs. Many EduTech software providers […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM posted: Jan, 28th 2020

Student Success in Offering Careers Service Online

University of the Western Cape Careers Service Success and Awards To provide augmented guidance to students and recent alumni on the connection between the classroom experience, career skills, and the job market, the University of the Western Cape (UWC), located in Cape Town, South Africa, has implemented Career Xplora, a comprehensive web-based career services management solution for […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM, Events posted: Dec, 5th 2019

Enhancing Student Employability in Australian HE Institutions

Engaging students in career services preparation is more important now than it has ever been before. This is especially the case for students attending university in Australia. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, “the proportion of graduates in full-time employment four months after finishing their degrees has plummeted over the past decade to 72.9 per […]


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