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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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By Victoria Chapa in Career Services posted: Oct, 19th 2017

It’s All Change – How AGCAS Shed Light on the Impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

At the AGCAS conference in September, there was one overriding theme: change. Change within universities and with their employability agendas, change in how career services are delivering support to students, change in governmental higher education policy and changes in the UK and international job market. One of the hottest topics relating to change was the […]


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By Victoria Chapa in Career Services posted: Oct, 17th 2017

The Retirement of the DLHE Survey: Conversations Need to Start Happening

In light of the upcoming retirement of the DLHE survey in favour of the Graduate Outcomes Survey, all eyes and ears are focused on what’s next. In a recent article, Naomi Oosman-Watts, Assistant Director, Careers Service at Newcastle University offered recommendations for a new model of working. Our latest whitepaper supports the article’s recommendations, arguing that as the need […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services posted: Sep, 8th 2017

Helping Students Pick Part-Time Jobs for the Semester

With students back on campus after summer vacation, many of them are seeking part-time jobs to help pay their tuition or living expenses. No job that a student has should just be a “job” though, and as a career services professional, you should help students find part-time jobs that will actually benefit their careers in […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services posted: Aug, 31st 2017

Tips for Integrating Career Services with Academic Learning

The skills gap is a well-documented issue that employers cite about recent graduating classes, but the skills gap isn’t solely an issue of either a lack of hard skills or soft skills alone. In order for graduates to have the best chances of securing employment after graduation, they need a combination of both. “More jobs […]


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By Victoria Chapa in Career Services posted: Jul, 17th 2017

What We Can Learn From the Swiss Approach to Employability

Did you know what you wanted to be by the 10th grade? Swiss students do – well, they are at least highly encouraged to. By the grand old age of 15 or 16, students in Switzerland are encouraged to make a career choice from about 230 different options, which they can then specialise in within […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services posted: Jul, 14th 2017

Five Core Strategies for Innovating Career Services & How CSM Can Help

Jeffrey J. Selingo and entangled.solutions recently published a piece titled, “Reimagining the Career Center,” which is being highly circulated in the arena of higher education professionals. His piece explores different approaches career centers can take to reinvent the way they deliver career services to students. Regardless of which of these two core approaches career centers decide […]


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By Victoria Chapa in Current Events posted: Jul, 12th 2017

Takeaways from the UK AMBA’s Employers Forum

At AMBA’s Employers Forum, hosted at Warwick Business School at the Shard, Brexit unsurprisingly was at the top of everyone’s mind. It is AMBA’s 50th anniversary, and the challenges that business schools are facing in the UK are more prevalent than ever. These UK business schools are concerned about the job market post-Brexit and beyond. […]


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By Nicholas Standage in Career Services posted: Jul, 11th 2017

Symplicity Ensures That Higher Ed Is Meeting the Changing Employability Needs in South Africa

The Symplicity team has met employability leaders from educational institutions and the government in South Africa to discuss how universities and colleges can further develop students’ tangible and intangible skills so that they can become more employable and ultimately find jobs. Youth unemployment in South Africa exceeds 50%, and colleges and universities have a responsibility […]


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