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

Soft 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 Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Career Services, CSM, Current Events posted: Jun, 19th 2020

Could Community Colleges Be the ‘Winners’ of 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, Current Events posted: Jun, 12th 2020

How Career Services Can Help with Student Retention

Across the country, colleges and universities are already worried about transitioning their resources online since many institutions are preparing for a virtual fall 2020 semester. Additionally, universities are worried about potential lawsuits on the horizon as students contest that their tuition payments should be reduced if their on-campus offerings, including in their tuition, are not […]


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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 Arielle Jordan in Announcements, Career Services, CSM, Events posted: Apr, 9th 2020

CSM Symposium ’20 & COVID-19

As the Marketing Events Manager at Symplicity, CSM Symposium has become one of the events that I most look forward to on our calendar.  Each year, I’ve enjoyed meeting our clients, watching presentations come to life, and catching up at our client appreciation party, whether it be in New Orleans, D.C., Orlando, or Palm Springs. […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM posted: Apr, 7th 2020

ISU Virtualizes Career Services

COVID-19 has been disrupting the programs and initiatives of higher education institutions everywhere. There are some institutions that are struggling to virtualize while others have shut down programs completely. Some institutions, however, are trying to avoid disruption by better engaging with students and their employability journey through a virtual platform. Illinois State University (ISU) is […]


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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, 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 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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