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By Nicholas Standage in Disability Services posted: Oct, 29th 2018

Why Disability Services Management Should be an Institution-wide Concern

The number of undergraduate and postgraduate students who declare a disability has increased by at least 50% in the UK, while at least 11% of the student population in 2016 has declared some form of disability. However, there is little awareness of the disability services provided by educational institutions. Many of those who do provide […]


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By Nicholas Standage in Announcements, Career Services, CSM, Experiential Learning, 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 Nicholas Standage in Advising, Best Practices, Career Services posted: Apr, 19th 2018

Why Do Employability Strategies Fail?

Employability is becoming a growing concern for educational institutions around the world. As the labor market is becoming intensely competitive, employers seek to differentiate talent, not only on academic degrees but also on specific competencies and related practical experiences. Students and parents are increasingly looking into their return on education. Educational institutions use the term […]


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By Nicholas Standage in Career Services posted: Dec, 13th 2017

How Colombian Universities Are Providing a “Return on Education”

Universities in Colombia often have several branches across the country, and to develop a synergy between them is a difficult task. Some universities have nearly 200k current students at one given time. These are not only on-campus students, but students taking classes virtually, so participation, interactivity and motivation is something that universities are increasingly striving […]


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By Nicholas Standage in Career Services posted: Aug, 23rd 2017

¿Cómo Puede Colombia Desarrollar Empleabilidad en Sus Estudiantes De Educación Superior Para Combatir El Desempleo?

Colombia tiene una de las tasas de desempleo más altas de Sudamérica. Estadísticas del Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo Humano indican que aproximadamente 20% de los jóvenes en Colombia se encuentran desempleados (2015). A pesar de transformar radicalmente su sistema educativo en las últimas décadas, Colombia aún enfrenta dos retos fundamentales: altos […]


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By Nicholas Standage in Career Services posted: Jul, 11th 2017

Symplicity Ensures That Higher Ed Is Meeting the Changing Employability Needs in South Africa

The Symplicity team has met employability leaders from educational institutions and the government in South Africa to discuss how universities and colleges can further develop students’ tangible and intangible skills so that they can become more employable and ultimately find jobs. Youth unemployment in South Africa exceeds 50%, and colleges and universities have a responsibility […]


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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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