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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Advising, Best Practices, Career Services, CSM, Events, Student Engagement, Tips and Tricks posted: Nov, 13th 2020

Symplicity Convenes Panel of Experts on ‘Strategies for Serving Minority Student Groups & Challenges for Underserved Students’

On November 10, for our second installment of the CSM Symposium Series, we invited four experts in higher education for a panel entitled “Strategies for Serving Minority Student Groups & Challenges for Underserved Students.” Bringing decades of combined experience, our panel included: Kacheyta McClellan, MBA, CA, Alicia Monroe, Ed.D., Bless Vaidian, MSW, and Nichelle Womble, M.S.Ed., joined by moderator Jill Fritz, Symplicity CSM Client Manager. The panelists came […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Current Events, Events posted: Aug, 27th 2020

NASPA Hosts a Day of Action to Combat Racial Inequality  

Amid concerns over how COVID-19 will impact colleges across the country, issues of racial injustice have also had a massive impact on our country. With the death of George Floyd in May, protests erupted across the country with individuals, companies, and higher education institutions reflecting on ways that they have contributed to systemic racism, while also […]


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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 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 Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Career Services, CSM, Tips and Tricks posted: Jul, 9th 2020

Why 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, Symplicity Client Showcase 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

How Community Colleges Are Primed to Help Students Amid 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 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 Alana Ripy in Career Services, Symplicity Client Showcase posted: May, 5th 2020

Penn State Provides Virtual Career Services

It’s been over a month since colleges and universities announced plans to move classes online as a result of COVID-19. The number of institutions shifting to remote learning continues to rise with each passing day. For current students and soon-to-be graduates, employability is the biggest concern with this shift. A recent report from Glassdoor indicated […]


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