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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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By Alana Ripy in Advising, Best Practices, Student Engagement posted: Aug, 29th 2019

Cross-Collaboration Improves Student Engagement

Higher education is becoming more competitive. Colleges and universities are finding new ways to provide more initiatives and programs in order to serve the growing population of students attending college. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the percentage of students with a bachelor’s and master’s degree has greatly increased in the last […]


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By Alana Ripy in Advising, Career Services, CSM, Experiential Learning posted: Aug, 29th 2018

How Career Services Departments can Engage Students

Career services departments are always looking for new ways to engage students. Unfortunately opening your doors during regular business hours is not enough to engage the majority of them. Traditional methods don’t work as effectively as they used to. It’s important to provide your students with the right tools and easily accessible resources. Your office should be […]


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By Nicholas Standage in Announcements, Career Services, CSM, Experiential Learning, Pathways, Webinars posted: Aug, 23rd 2018

Symplicity CSM Introduces Pathways

The world’s most powerful employability solution now includes a custom workflow module for defining career plans. The Pathways module has been designed to boost student engagement, allow Career advisors to set up structured paths for student skill development, and easily measure the success of these plans. Through conversations with our clients around the world, we […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services posted: Dec, 1st 2017

3 Creative Ways to Remind Students About Your Career Center

With finals approaching and the excitement of the holidays starting to build, your career center might find that students’ engagement with career services is beginning to drop. There are ways, though, that you can slip back into students’ minds and ensure that they aren’t neglecting your career services offerings. Use these ideas now and bring […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services posted: Aug, 18th 2017

Getting Your Online Students Involved With Career Services

Students who attend traditional classes on campus are typically more involved in their school’s community since they are physically there on a regular basis – meaning they’re easier to reach in terms of advertising your career center’s offerings. Students who attend your university online are an entirely different animal, though; you can’t reach them with […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services posted: Aug, 4th 2017

Top 3 Metrics to Consider When Analyzing Engagement With Your Career Center

As the market leader in providing higher ed institutions with career services management tools, we’ve found that one of the hottest topics and biggest concerns within career services is student engagement. When students are not engaged with your career center, not only do they suffer by missing out on valuable career resources, but your career […]


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