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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Announcements, Career Services, CSM, Virtual Career Fair posted: Jul, 16th 2020

What Makes a Virtual Career Fair: Symplicity Releases Its 2020 Fall Recruitment Report

As universities and colleges around the world prepare for the fall semester with uncertainty, Symplicity wanted to gain insight into how students, employers, and career services staff have pivoted career fairs to virtual in response to COVID-19. We wanted to know what students were looking for, what would be the best way for employers and […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Career Services, CSM, Tips and Tricks posted: Jul, 9th 2020

Soft Skills Will Be Crucial for UK Students

It goes without saying that the class of 2020 faces unprecedented challenges. Dubbed the “Corona Class of 2020,” students across the world are facing an uncertain future when it comes to their prospects in the job market. However, what skills do students need during this pandemic to successfully land them a job? Both research and […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM, Symplicity Client Showcase posted: Jun, 24th 2020

Yale University Continues to Serve Students

There is no definitive answer for what the state of higher education will be come fall 2020.  Will they be fully remote? Or fully on-campus? And if so, what does a socially distant campus look like? It means campuses are taking extra precautions by putting fewer students in the same place. This involves frequent temperature […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Career Services, CSM, Current Events posted: Jun, 19th 2020

Could Community Colleges Be the ‘Winners’ of COVID-19?

Community colleges and two-year institutions across the United States are facing the same daunting question: What do we do about fall 2020? Should we return to campus or continue online? Those questions aren’t unique to community colleges, but the answers are. Unlike traditional four-year institutions, community colleges don’t have to worry about residential life, large-scale […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Career Services posted: Jun, 17th 2020

COVID-19 Impact on Graduate Recruitment

Seniors at many UK Universities, now dubbed “the Corona class” by the Guardian, are experiencing an uncertain job market. According to a recent survey by the Institute of Student Employers (ISE), a quarter of employers have cut their graduate recruitment this year. However, that doesn’t mean things are entirely bleak for the Class of 2020. […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Career Services, CSM posted: Jun, 10th 2020

Advancing Student Employability in the UK

The impacts of COVID-19 have reverberated throughout higher education. Many institutions are grappling with what COVID-19 means for them, including many UK universities that are planning on offering a hybrid of in-person sessions this fall. In an effort to broaden the access to job opportunities in the UK, Symplicity is sponsoring a “Social Mobility and Widening Participation” session, as part of the Association of […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, Symplicity Client Showcase posted: May, 5th 2020

Penn State Provides Virtual Career Services

It’s been over a month since colleges and universities announced plans to move classes online as a result of COVID-19. The number of institutions shifting to remote learning continues to rise with each passing day. For current students and soon-to-be graduates, employability is the biggest concern with this shift. A recent report from Glassdoor indicated […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, Pathways, Symplicity Client Showcase posted: May, 4th 2020

Cranfield University Customizes CSM to Provide Support

The employability journey is no longer linear and there are many components to the journey that students take. COVID-19 has added extra complexities to students’ employability journeys as well, especially in the regions where shelter-in-place orders have been disrupting several industries. According to Glassdoor, “60% of companies reduced their job listings and nearly 25% have […]


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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, Experiential Learning, Student Engagement posted: Aug, 1st 2019

The Rise and Reason for Experiential Learning

Colleges and universities are increasingly focused on integrating experiential learning programs into their curricula in an effort to foster career-ready graduates. According to Susan Ambrose, senior provost for educational innovation at Northeastern University, experiential learning is all about “connecting theory to practice, in a real-world authentic setting, that has real-world constraints and parameters and consequences […]


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