Every year, hundreds of CSM clients from both the US and abroad fly in for CSM Symposium, the most important annual event for networking with other career services professionals and learning how to maximize your CSM system. Last year, we were in New Orleans and this year, we’ll be meeting in beautiful Indian Wells, California. For many clients in the states, CSM Symposium is a given, but why should you fly in if you are from an institution abroad?Read More
The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) conducted a survey in August of 2016 that yielded some interesting results in terms of what employers care about the most when sorting through candidates’ resumes. The top three traits that employers seem to prioritize the highest, based on this survey, are a candidate’s ability to work on a team, their problem-solving skills, and their communication skills. So how do you ensure that students at your institution are fully prepared to be scrutinized by employers in these areas?Read More
Career fairs are instrumentally important in a student’s path to connecting with potential employers, but they have to be well-implemented events to effectively keep students engaged. A poorly organized career fair defeats the purpose of having one, because students will become frustrated and attendance rates will drop. So how do you make sure your career fair keeps students interested and involved?Read More
NACE (The National Association of College and Employers) conducted a survey at the end of 2016 that yielded some valuable feedback about students’ perceptions regarding the usefulness of various career services offerings. The survey compared effectiveness ratings given by first-generation students to the effectiveness ratings given by non-first generation students, so we took the average of both groups of students’ scores to identify the offerings rated lowest in effectiveness.Read More
In December, we announced that CSM was adding additional protection to make sure your students don’t fall into a fraudulent employment trap. One of these added features was aggregated community reports that allow schools to collaborate in warning other schools about suspicious job-posters. Another feature was “suggested next steps” that CSM will provide to users before they approve a job-poster so the user can determine whether an employer looks legitimate or not.Read More
Complying with Title IX and preventing sexual violence on your campus should always be top concerns – they will never waver in importance or relevance. Throughout the years, Symplicity and the Advocate team have provided tons of resources outlining what Title IX means, how to comply with it and how to create a safe environment for all of your students.
We’ve rounded up these resources by topic – feel free to bookmark this post and return to it whenever you have a question or need help with ensuring your campus remains Title IX-compliant.Read More