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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 Alana Ripy in Career Services 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 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 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 Alana Ripy in Best Practices, Career Services posted: Mar, 27th 2020

USC Ensures the Continuity of Services During COVID-19

In response to COVID-19 closing college campuses worldwide, many higher education institutions are now providing career services virtually to their students. One such institution that is implementing virtual career services is the University of Southern California (USC) through connectSC (powered by Symplicity CSM). USC has one of the largest multi-school environments with connectSC for all […]


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By Alana Ripy in Best Practices, Career Services, Disability Services, Student Conduct posted: Mar, 19th 2020

Provide the Most Personalized Student Experience

COVID-19, otherwise known as coronavirus, has disrupted higher education institutions worldwide. According to CNBC, as of last week, more than 200 colleges and universities in the United States have closed in an effort to stop the spread of the disease. As your institution starts preparing contingency plans, Symplicity is here to help. For institutions in […]


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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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