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By Nicholas Standage in Career Services, CSM, Virtual Career Fair 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 Nicholas Standage in Best Practices posted: Apr, 23rd 2020

Higher Ed Communication During COVID-19

A Consultant’s Perspective: Higher Ed Communication During COVID-19 COVID-19 has introduced large amounts of uncertainty and anxiety for higher education institutions, their students and employers around the world.  How universities communicate about COVID-19 should create clarity, resilience and promote a positive change for their students and staff. Research indicates that during times of distress when […]


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By Nicholas Standage in Career Services, Virtual Career Fair posted: Apr, 1st 2020

Implementing Virtual Career Fairs

A Consultant’s Perspective: Implementing Virtual Career Fairs In a matter of weeks, COVID-19 has taken over colleges and universities around the world. Classes have moved online, conferences have been canceled, and all student services now require virtualization. The virtual delivery of these services, however, require a great amount of planning, support, and strategic communications to […]


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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 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 Nicholas Standage in Career Services, CSM, Pathways posted: Nov, 27th 2019

Adapting Employability Services to Skills Development

When it comes to student employability, there is a wide range of unique practices and challenges that universities encounter. Several universities develop custom student skill development programmes that tend to align with placement and rising higher in the rankings, achieving accreditations from public authorities, increasing admissions or student retention. What engages students the most, however, […]


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By Nicholas Standage in Career Services, CSM posted: Jul, 26th 2019

Match MBA CSEA Standards Using CSM Reporting

Are you not 100% sure of the validity of data captured?  Do you spend significant time and resources in analyzing and formatting this data? Do you need this data to participate in the international Business School rankings? Symplicity CSM´s recent innovation, the MBA CSEA survey, will assist you in resolving all of the above questions. […]


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By Nicholas Standage in Disability Services posted: Oct, 29th 2018

Why Disability Services Management Should be an Institution-wide Concern

The number of undergraduate and postgraduate students who declare a disability has increased by at least 50% in the UK, while at least 11% of the student population in 2016 has declared some form of disability. However, there is little awareness of the disability services provided by educational institutions. Many of those who do provide […]


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By Nicholas Standage in Announcements, Career Services, CSM, Experiential Learning, Pathways, Webinars posted: Aug, 23rd 2018

Symplicity CSM Introduces Pathways

The world’s most powerful employability solution now includes a custom workflow module for defining career plans. The Pathways module has been designed to boost student engagement, allow Career advisors to set up structured paths for student skill development, and easily measure the success of these plans. Through conversations with our clients around the world, we […]


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By Nicholas Standage in Advising, Best Practices, Career Services posted: Apr, 19th 2018

Why Do Employability Strategies Fail?

Employability is becoming a growing concern for educational institutions around the world. As the labor market is becoming intensely competitive, employers seek to differentiate talent, not only on academic degrees but also on specific competencies and related practical experiences. Students and parents are increasingly looking into their return on education. Educational institutions use the term […]


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