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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, Symplicity Client Showcase posted: Sep, 15th 2020

University of Derby Supports Student Journeys with CareerHub

Prior to becoming the Service Manager for Careers and Employment at the University of Derby, Clare Holden’s background was in library service. Her experience as a librarian made her keen on developing digital skills and delivering informative webinars online. When she moved into a careers role in March 2019, one of the first projects she […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Career Services, Tips and Tricks posted: Sep, 10th 2020

The New Normal for UK Careers Staff  

The uprooting of COVID-19 on traditional campus life means that career services staff have had to move away from traditional methods of delivery and messaging. For career services staff that has meant moving all career counseling online and providing hosting webinars with students on how to navigate their online job board, setting up mock interviews, and learning how to navigate online web platforms. This […]


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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 Helena Okolicsanyi in Announcements, Career Services, CSM posted: Aug, 26th 2020

CSM Clients Top the List of Princeton Review Ranking

This month, the annual Princeton Review ranking of the Top 200 Best University Career Services from across the country was released, and Symplicity is thrilled that the list includes many Symplicity CSM clients! Congratulations to all of our Symplicity CSM clients that made this nationally ranked list, specifically those that broke through the Top 20 […]


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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 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 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 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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