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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, Symplicity Client Showcase, Virtual Career Fair posted: Oct, 2nd 2020

MSU Denver Benefits from Virtual Career Fair

It’s been over a month since the Fall 2020 semester began and the reopening plans for higher education institutions have varied across all institutions. The safety of students and staff is at the forefront of every university’s mind and the safety concerns extend to employers for career services staff across the U.S., especially as staff […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM, Symplicity Client Showcase, Virtual Career Fair posted: Aug, 25th 2020

CSU’s Virtual Career Fair Delivers Career Outcomes

For Clayton State University (CSU), the Career Services Office always held their part-time job fair on the second day of classes during the fall semester. When the COVID-19 pandemic was still a huge concern in June, Bridgette McDonald, Director of Career Services, and Charles Howard, Assistant Director of Career Services, went to the Symplicity support […]


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By Alana Ripy in Announcements, Career Services, Virtual Career Fair posted: Aug, 14th 2020

A New Approach to Virtual Career Fairs

The fall 2020 semester is fast approaching and the uncertainty heavily looms over higher education institutions around the world. According to The Chronicle, there are seven different types of reopening plans for nearly 3,000 institutions across the United States. Davidson College’s College Crisis Initiative (C2i)’s research indicated that 25% of institutions will be primarily online, […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM, Symplicity Client Showcase, Virtual Career Fair posted: Jul, 30th 2020

Elon University Depends on CSM for Virtual Career Fairs

When Elon University’s campus closed in March, everything became virtual and remote work was the norm for both students and staff. Over the summer, Tom Brinkley, Executive Director of the Student Professional Development Center, and Kristin Walker, Associate Director, Employer Experience and Technology at Elon University, planned for a continuation of virtual engagement through the […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Announcements, Career Services, CSM, Virtual Career Fair posted: Jul, 16th 2020

What Makes a Virtual Career Fair: Symplicity Releases Its 2020 Fall Recruitment Report

As universities and colleges around the world prepare for the fall semester with uncertainty, Symplicity wanted to gain insight into how students, employers, and career services staff have pivoted career fairs to virtual in response to COVID-19. We wanted to know what students were looking for, what would be the best way for employers and […]


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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 Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM, Symplicity Client Showcase, Virtual Career Fair 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, Symplicity Client Showcase, Virtual Career Fair 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 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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