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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 Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM posted: Feb, 19th 2020

Strengthening Career Services in Community Colleges

Today, higher education is seeing an increase in community college enrollment. There are a couple of factors that have contributed to this increase such as increased partnerships between community colleges and four-year institutions and an increase in offering online degree programs. The most powerful trend that is influencing community colleges enrollment, however, is an increase […]


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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 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, CSM, Events posted: Dec, 5th 2019

Enhancing Student Employability in Australian HE Institutions

Engaging students in career services preparation is more important now than it has ever been before. This is especially the case for students attending university in Australia. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, “the proportion of graduates in full-time employment four months after finishing their degrees has plummeted over the past decade to 72.9 per […]


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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 Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM, Webinars posted: Nov, 21st 2019

Webinar Recap: Expanding Your Reach with Curated Jobs

November is National Career Development Month! During the month of November, career development professionals are encouraged to celebrate with career-related activities. Today’s enrollment in higher education is seeing more non-traditional students than ever before. These students are mostly first-generation, non-STEM majors, and students pursuing careers in liberal arts. While they represent a large percentage of […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM, Pathways posted: Sep, 26th 2019

Putting the University First

Universities today are focused on empowering all students to become career-ready and connecting them to high-quality, relevant opportunities—Symplicity’s #1 priority is supporting this mission. The university has always been our customer and we’re committed to supporting it and its students first and foremost. We feel now more than ever the importance of providing a technology […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM posted: Sep, 19th 2019

Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education

The topic of diversity and inclusion in higher education is more widely discussed now than it ever has before. These discussions are directly correlated to the fact that the higher education student population has become substantially more diverse in the last 20 years. The Association of American Colleges & Universities reported that “students of color […]


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By Alana Ripy in Best Practices, Career Services, CSM posted: Sep, 13th 2019

Increasing Career Services’ Relevancy

The importance of career services continues to be a key component of university messaging to current or prospective students. This is especially the case with the increase of tuition costs which, in turn, has caused an increase in the average student debt. Research found that “the average cumulative student debt balance in 2017 was $26,900 […]


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