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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM 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 Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM posted: Jun, 15th 2020

W&M Career Services Remain Uninterrupted

COVID-19 has presented higher education institutions and their students with a lot of uncertainty. As of May 14th, over 35 million American citizens have filed for unemployment in eight weeks, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. While the economic landscape seems grim, there are institutions and their career services offices that continue to provide […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM posted: May, 28th 2020

Virtual Career Fair Succeeds for LCCC

Tina Moyer, Director of Career Development and Civic Engagement at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC), was at the airport when she received a text from her institution that all events on campus would be canceled due to COVID-19. It was the middle of March and LCCC was one of many institutions around the world that […]


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By Alana Ripy in Disability Services posted: May, 6th 2020

Overcoming COVID-19 Challenges: Q&A with Syracuse University

Symplicity asked Paula Possenti-Perez, Director of the Office of Disability Services at Syracuse University, about the impact of COVID-19 on disability services and about the use of Symplicity Accommodate during this time. Syracuse University first implemented Accommodate in the fall of 2018 and were maximizing their use of the platform long before the pandemic closed […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services 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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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 Nicholas Standage in Best Practices, CSM, Student Engagement posted: Mar, 10th 2020

Student Engagement is the Answer

A Consultant’s Perspective: Student Engagement is the Answer Student engagement is widely viewed as one of the keys to addressing problems such as low achievement, employability, alienation and high dropout rates. Engaged students are more likely to perform well on standardized tests and are less likely to drop out of school. Research indicates that student […]


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By Alana Ripy in Student Engagement posted: Feb, 27th 2020

HE Affordability Through Digital Transformation

College students today are having second thoughts when it comes to enrolling in a degree program. The recent trends in higher education are making degree programs less and less affordable for today’s college student. One reason for this is that tuition costs continue to rise at a rate higher than that of annual inflation. Another […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM, Events posted: Dec, 5th 2019

Enhancing Student Employability in Australian HE Institutions

Engaging students in career services preparation is more important now than it has ever been before. This is especially the case for students attending university in Australia. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, “the proportion of graduates in full-time employment four months after finishing their degrees has plummeted over the past decade to 72.9 per […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM, Webinars posted: Nov, 21st 2019

Webinar Recap: Expanding Your Reach with Curated Jobs

November is National Career Development Month! During the month of November, career development professionals are encouraged to celebrate with career-related activities. Today’s enrollment in higher education is seeing more non-traditional students than ever before. These students are mostly first-generation, non-STEM majors, and students pursuing careers in liberal arts. While they represent a large percentage of […]


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