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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 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 Alana Ripy in Student Engagement posted: Oct, 24th 2019

Higher Ed Focuses on Skills Development

The higher education landscape is rapidly changing, directly tied to the shifting needs of the college and university students. The 2019 Student Survey Report, conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), indicated that “nearly all groups of students cited the opportunity to develop both skills that are applied and specific to the […]


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By Alana Ripy in Announcements posted: Dec, 17th 2018

Expanding Our Presence Internationally [Part Three]

In Part One and Part Two of our end-of-the-year recap series, we talked about the new CSM features made available in 2018 and our efforts to improve client success. This week, we’ll focus on our efforts to bring Symplicity to an international audience. We acquired new companies, developed strategic business partnerships, enhanced our services and […]


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By Alana Ripy in Announcements posted: Dec, 10th 2018

Enhancing Our Capabilities, Improving Client Experience [Part Two]

Last week, we covered the most game-changing enhancements we made to CSM to help institutions deliver positive employment outcomes. This week, we’ll dive into this year’s efforts to improve client experience and bring our clients together to share best practices and grow our network. This year, we’ve significantly ramped up our training efforts and given […]


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By Alana Ripy in Announcements posted: Dec, 4th 2018

Furthering Innovation and Student Engagement [Part One]

With the year drawing to a close, the Symplicity team is looking forward to a successful 2019 and looking back at some of our greatest accomplishments of the year. This three-part blog series highlights this year’s efforts to provide the most innovative solutions for student success and become a strategic partner for universities to deliver positive […]


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By Alana Ripy in Announcements, Best Practices, Career Services, CSM posted: Oct, 16th 2018

Can Your Students Spot Scam Job Postings?

With so many different types of job boards available to students, how can your institution keep your students safe from scams and fraud? When students apply for jobs, they are asked to share their personal data with employers at their request including phone number, home address, and more. Students place their trust in your university and career services team as they discover, connect and eventually apply to postings on your university employment portals.  In a recent article from The University […]


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By Alana Ripy in Announcements, Best Practices, Career Services, CSM, Experiential Learning posted: Oct, 1st 2018

The Most Innovative College-to-Career App is Here!

For over 20 years Symplicity has strived to create the most ground-breaking student employment solutions in the market. As part of our ongoing efforts to enable students with the tools to build meaningful careers, we’ve updated our mobile application – Symplicity Jobs and Careers – with new functionality to empower students to go from college […]


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By Alana Ripy in Advising, Best Practices, Career Services, CSM posted: Sep, 21st 2018

How Early Career Advising Can Lead to Better Post-Graduate Outcomes

Each student’s pathway to graduation varies, but what types of activities will lead to better outcomes? Some students do not start their job search until graduation is right around the corner, while others may start a year before. EAB, a higher education consulting firm, conducted a survey involving 6,000+ recent graduates from five large public […]


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