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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Disability Services posted: Aug, 19th 2020

How COVID-19 is Highlighting the Needs of Disabled Students in the UK

As UK universities went into lockdown in the outset of COVID-19, UK Universities scrambled to provide students with a way to study and engage away from campus by utilising technology for remote learning. Now, nearly six months into the new normal of remote learning, it is becoming evident that universities have the capacity to offer […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM, Symplicity Client Showcase, Virtual Career Fair posted: Jul, 30th 2020

Elon University Depends on CSM for Virtual Career Fairs

When Elon University’s campus closed in March, everything became virtual and remote work was the norm for both students and staff. Over the summer, Tom Brinkley, Executive Director of the Student Professional Development Center, and Kristin Walker, Associate Director, Employer Experience and Technology at Elon University, planned for a continuation of virtual engagement through the […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM, Symplicity Client Showcase 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, Symplicity Client Showcase 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, Symplicity Client Showcase, Virtual Career Fair 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, Symplicity Client Showcase 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, Symplicity Client Showcase 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, Symplicity Client Showcase 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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