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By Caroline Tolond in Career Services posted: Jun, 22nd 2017

Microplacements Vs. Internships: Similarities and Differences

Job training methods vary dramatically in the international community. Some governments play a major role in preparing young adults to launch their careers; for example, offering students the opportunity to attend college at no cost. Others have extensive state-run apprenticeship programs, job corps opportunities and similar, but most rely on partnerships with private industries to […]


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By Theresa Bibeau in Events posted: Jun, 20th 2017

CSM Symposium ’17 in Indian Wells, CA: Recap

Last week, Symplicity hosted its annual CSM Symposium in beautiful Indian Wells, California! Clients from all over the world met to network, exchange tips and learn how to best utilize their systems. There is always an expectation that attendees will come away from CSM Symposium with a wealth of new knowledge about taking advantage of […]


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By Theresa Bibeau in Career Services posted: Jun, 9th 2017

Use Employment Outcome Data to Combat Prospective Students’ Fears

In our current day and age, many students and their families are terrified of the cost of college and the impending risk of student loan debt. Because of this, prospective college applicants are more concerned than ever with receiving a “return on education.” They are sometimes paying up to $100,000 or more on furthering their […]


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By Caroline Tolond in Career Services posted: Jun, 7th 2017

Brave New World: What to Expect With the New DLHE and LEO

With the adoption of sweeping changes to the DLHE survey methodology, as well as the introduction of Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO), the age of big data and advanced analytics has finally hit UK education at the government level. As is typically the case, such drastic changes are already causing a tidal wave of consternation, fret […]


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By Matt Small in Announcements posted: Jun, 6th 2017

Announcing the Symplicity Partner Program!

In our work with more than 1,200 clients around the world, we understand how important it is for career services centers to deliver the best job growth and career development solutions to their students and alumni. We also see firsthand the frustration when they are required to roll out multiple disconnected solutions that lack integration […]


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By Theresa Bibeau in Career Services posted: May, 31st 2017

Helping Students Find Jobs: Connections Beyond the Career Center

Hopefully, your students know about the resources available to them through your career center’s various offerings. In an ideal world, they’d apply for jobs through your school’s job board regularly, attend career fairs, and that would be enough for them to land a perfect entry-level position. For some students, though, additional resources will be needed, […]


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By Thomas Jepsen in Career Services posted: May, 25th 2017

UK Embedding Employability Into Every Step of the Higher Ed Journey

Last week, we heard Sir Paul Curran, President of City, University of London talk at Universities UK about embedding employability into the end-to-end student journey at their university, from the admissions process until after graduation. It is an important point, as all too often students only consider employment options a couple of months before they […]


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By Theresa Bibeau in Career Services posted: May, 23rd 2017

Your Students’ Summer Employability Checklist

The spring semester is over for most institutions, and while some students will be busy taking more classes over the summer, others will have several months that are more or less totally open for them to work on their professional skills and build additional experience. This might not be the ideal plan for some students […]


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By Nicholas Standage in Career Services posted: May, 22nd 2017

CSM Enterprise Addresses Career Services Trends in the Middle East

Universities in the Middle East have been signaling for some time that they are ready to step ahead and make their mark in the global university leagues. Recently, universities in the UAE have been making much heavier investments in IT infrastructure and educational technology – in fact, the education sector counts for approximately 24% of […]


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By Caroline Tolond in Career Services posted: May, 18th 2017

3 Ways Career Centres in Singapore Approach Internships & Placements

Last week, the international Symplicity team visited various higher ed institutions in Singapore and explored what the key focuses are in their career centres. The importance of internships and placements was an overriding theme for these institutions, and for good reason – evidence suggests that placements and work experience enhance academic performance and employability skills. […]


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