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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 Helena Okolicsanyi in Disability Services posted: Aug, 19th 2020

How COVID-19 is Highlighting the Needs of Disabled Students in the UK

As UK universities went into lockdown in the outset of COVID-19, UK Universities scrambled to provide students with a way to study and engage away from campus by utilising technology for remote learning. Now, nearly six months into the new normal of remote learning, it is becoming evident that universities have the capacity to offer […]


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By Alana Ripy in Disability Services, Events posted: Aug, 18th 2020

Conference Recap: Accommodate Symposium 20

Last month, we held our first ever virtual Accommodate Symposium! The two-day event took place on July 7th – 8th with a total of 140 attendees, representing 79 institutions worldwide. Although we were disappointed that we couldn’t meet with our clients in person this year, we were thrilled to have the largest Accommodate Symposium turnout! […]


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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 Helena Okolicsanyi in Career Services, CSM posted: Aug, 5th 2020

UK Government Initiative Encourages Early-Career Apprenticeships and Internships

Amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, many graduating UK university students saw their job prospects diminish as job applications were halted or withdrawn due to the virus. Yet, for students looking for job experience applying for virtual internships and apprenticeships could be the way to go. As part of the UK Government’s Plan for Jobs, employers […]


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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 Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM, Symplicity Client Showcase posted: Jul, 27th 2020

WCU Offers Virtual Career Resources

Western Carolina University (WCU) is one of many higher education institutions expecting the fall 2020 semester to look much different than it has in the years past due to COVID-19. For WCU, the plan is to offer a hybrid course system. These courses will follow a schedule that will include either primarily face-to-face, or primarily […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Student Conduct, Tips and Tricks posted: Jul, 23rd 2020

How UK Universities Can Build Student Confidence

Universities in the UK are currently facing tight scrutiny over sexual assault allegations made on social media by former students who anonymously posted that while they attended the University of St. Andrews in Scotland they experienced sexual assault. These sexual assault allegations included “sexual violence, coercion, and harassment.” The social media campaign has sparked criticism […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Announcements, Current Events, Student Engagement posted: Jul, 21st 2020

How Higher Ed Can Prepare for a COVID-19 Fall

It is still unclear what a fall 2020 semester will mean for higher education. What is known is that this will be the most difficult semester higher education has ever seen. Yet, regardless of a virtual, in-person, or a hybrid fall, colleges and universities across the country face unprecedented challenges. As of June 23, 65 […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Current Events, Disability Services, Tips and Tricks posted: Jul, 17th 2020

Students with Disabilities Face Unique Challenges at UK Universities

Like much of the world, as the UK went into COVID-19 lockdown, it left many individuals without adequate resources for adjustments, particularly the disabled. According to Britain’s Office for National Statistics (ONS), 13.7 million people in Great Britain have a disability. Particularly, younger people who are blind or partially sighted, according to an April 2020 […]


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