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By Victoria Chapa in Best Practices posted: Dec, 3rd 2014

Cybersecurity: The Here and Now

Sam Ramer serves as General Counsel and Vice President of Government Affairs at Symplicity. Before joining Symplicity, Sam served as the Senior Majority Counsel on the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, dealing with crime, terrorism, homeland security and investigations. At Symplicity, Sam oversees all of the company’s legal, government affairs, and compliance functions, including privacy issues. He also works closely with Symplicity’s clients and partners to address their critical cybersecurity, privacy and related issues._


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By Victoria Chapa in Residence Life posted: Nov, 14th 2014

Client Spotlight: How Colgate University Improves The Housing Experience with Residence

Residence makes it easy for students and residential life staff to communicate by keeping all housing tasks in one place. Day-to-day tasks and processes like room selection, managing assignments, selection windows, room condition reports, and inventory are made simple. For today’s client spotlight, we spoke to Office Manager of Residential Life at Colgate University Ashley Weaver about how Residence allows her office to efficiently collect the right data and streamline the housing process.


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By Victoria Chapa in Residence Life, Student Conduct posted: Nov, 11th 2014

Client Spotlight: How the University of Arizona Streamlines Guest Tracking with Advocate

Guest Tracker and Kiosks modules in Advocate are perfect for large university systems that want to integrate all front desk operations into just one database. For today’s client spotlight, we talked to Assistant Director of Student Behavioral Education at UA Residence Life Rosanna Curti about how her office uses Advocate’s Guest Tracker and Kiosks to successfully track and use guest data to influence assessment practice and decision-making.


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By Victoria Chapa in Career Services posted: Nov, 5th 2014

Client Spotlight: AU Career Center Uses Kiosks to Capture Data that Matters

Located in Washington, D.C., the American University’s AU Career Center has the privilege of hosting many employers throughout the academic year. They have a significant number of organization events and on-campus interviews as well as two large job fairs every year. Coupled with the myriad career coaching and other workshops they offer, career services staff is constantly kept on their toes!


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By Victoria Chapa in Best Practices, Career Services posted: Oct, 29th 2014

Client Spotlight: How Northwest Missouri State University Increased Students Applying to Jobs in CSM by 164%

The Office of Career Services Northwest Missouri State University (NWMS), headed by Joan Schneider, has achieved some amazing results with the marketing and branding of their CSM system. And as a result, they are increasing the awareness and usage of their system across the board.


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By Victoria Chapa in Announcements, Career Services, Events posted: Oct, 23rd 2014

See you in Austin: Announcing CSM Symposium ’15!

We’re so excited to open registration today for CSM Symposium ‘15! Come June, we’ll be hanging out with CSM clients from all over the world, talking about the latest in career services, discovering new and creative ways CSM is being used on campus, and presenting our future plans to advance the system to evolve with new industry developments.


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By Victoria Chapa in Announcements, Career Services, Events posted: Sep, 30th 2014

What We’ve Learned at EDUCAUSE 2014

The biggest higher-ed tech conference of the year is going on now in Orlando. Here are some bits of what we’ve learned on day 2.


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By Victoria Chapa in Announcements, Events posted: Aug, 15th 2014

Update of the Week: Ascend

We updated Ascend yesterday. Here’s a rundown of what’s new to the admissions CRM platform.


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By Victoria Chapa in Announcements, Career Services, Events posted: Jul, 29th 2014

CSM Symposium ’14: By the Numbers

Last month, we hosted our annual CSM Symposium right here in Washington, D.C. More than 270 CSM users from all over the world joined us to discuss the future of the industry, discover innovative best practices and campus initiatives, and explore how the career services platform continues to evolve to meet the growing needs of career services offices.


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By Victoria Chapa in Best Practices, Residence Life posted: Jul, 24th 2014

Room Condition Reporting Done Right

Many of you are new to the Symplicity blog and since this is my first post, I decided it would be best to take this opportunity to outline what I hope to cover in the posts ahead.


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