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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM, Events posted: Jul, 9th 2020

Conference Recap: CSM Symposium 20

Last month, we held our annual CSM Symposium—our very first large-scale virtual event! Over 1400 attendees joined us for the two-day event, representing more than 430 higher education institutions from all over the world convening for expert-led presentations, trainings, and best practices sessions. Although we were disappointed that we couldn’t meet with our clients in-person […]


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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 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 Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM posted: Jun, 15th 2020

W&M Career Services Remain Uninterrupted

COVID-19 has presented higher education institutions and their students with a lot of uncertainty. As of May 14th, over 35 million American citizens have filed for unemployment in eight weeks, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. While the economic landscape seems grim, there are institutions and their career services offices that continue to provide […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Career Services, CSM, Current Events posted: Jun, 12th 2020

How Career Services Can Help with Student Retention

Across the country, colleges and universities are already worried about transitioning their resources online since many institutions are preparing for a virtual fall 2020 semester. Additionally, universities are worried about potential lawsuits on the horizon as students contest that their tuition payments should be reduced if their on-campus offerings, including in their tuition, are not […]


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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 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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