By Theresa Bibeau in Career Services posted: Dec, 8th 2016

CSM Continues to Crack Down on Suspicious Employers

Providing students with quality, legitimate employment opportunities has always been a top priority of the CSM team, and with the product’s most recent update, users will have even more tools to fight against questionable employers.

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By Theresa Bibeau in Career Services posted: Nov, 29th 2016

CSM Ups the Ante on Actionable Intelligence

With CSM’s upcoming release, managers will now be able to drill down on trends and take advantage of student engagement data like never before. With an enhanced ability to analyze student trends, administrators will have an arsenal of new knowledge to use when looking to improve their career services operations.

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By Theresa Bibeau in Residence Life posted: Nov, 11th 2016

Helping Students Achieve a Balance Between Work and School

Career center professionals already know how important it is for students to get some type of professional experience before they graduate and move on to the world of working full-time. Whether it’s an internship or a part-time job in their desired field, students should certainly be doing something before graduation to dip their toes into the professional world. That being said, it’s not always easy for students to balance the stress of schoolwork with the added pressure of performing in a work environment. In order to help your students achieve a balance between succeeding in both areas, consider the following advice.

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By Theresa Bibeau in Student Conduct posted: Nov, 1st 2016

Reform in the UK Around the Handling of Sexual Violence on Campus

Higher education action group Universities UK and Pinsent Masons law firm have recently released a report providing new guidance to universities in the United Kingdom about handling incidents of sexual violence on campus. The report was prompted by a new influx of rape investigations occurring in the UK that is causing concern to administrators and campus communities.

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By Theresa Bibeau in Residence Life posted: Oct, 20th 2016

5 Life Skills Your Students Can’t Succeed Without

You’re confident that your college or university is providing students with an enriching, well-rounded education when it comes to academics, but are you sure you’re providing them with the life skills they’ll need once they graduate? A student can graduate with a 4.0 GPA, but if they don’t have a firm grasp on what it means to be an adult entering the “real world,” they are bound to face difficult times. Below are five topics you should incorporate into your school’s electives or campus workshops to ensure that your students are fully prepared to leave the comfortable college nest and excel in both their professional and personal lives.

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By Theresa Bibeau in Disability Services posted: Oct, 14th 2016

Hiring Employees With Disabilities: Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act

Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act lays out a variety of rules for companies that hold contracts or subcontracts with the federal government. These rules dictate that the companies must take affirmative steps towards hiring individuals with disabilities (IWDs). The section is part of the larger Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the goal of which is to prevent discrimination based on disability. If a federal contractor or subcontractor doesn’t understand Section 503, the consequences of their hiring practices could prove costly.

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By Theresa Bibeau in Events posted: Oct, 6th 2016

Come See Us at EDUCAUSE!

The Symplicity team will be traveling to Anaheim for EDUCAUSE October 25th through 28th! This is a perfect opportunity to meet us, whether you’re a client or just interested in learning more about what Symplicity does. While at EDUCAUSE, consider doing the following:

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By Theresa Bibeau in Career Services posted: Oct, 5th 2016

Are Your Students Utilizing the Careers by Symplicity App During Career Fairs?

The free Careers by Symplicity app provides a multitude of capabilities for students, and one of its most helpful features is its ability to guide students through the entire career fair process. Before students attend a career fair (which they can find and register for all within CSM), first make sure they know about and have downloaded the app, then remind them to do the following.

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By Theresa Bibeau in Student Conduct posted: Sep, 30th 2016

5 Ideas for Participating in the It’s On Us Week of Action

From October 9th – 15th, It’s On Us is leading the Week of Action movement towards eradicating sexual assault on college campuses. It’s On Us is a dedicated organization that seeks to inform schools and students about what can be done to eliminate sexual assault at higher ed institutions.

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By Cristina Restrepo in Career Services posted: Sep, 28th 2016

The Relationship Between Academic Advisors and Career Services

Students enter college with the hope of finding a pathway into their careers. Many expect that their academic program will unfold in a way that supports this objective. In conversations with academic advisors, students often want advice about how their courses will support their life after school is over.

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