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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Career Services, CSM posted: Aug, 5th 2020

UK Government Initiative Encourages Early-Career Apprenticeships and Internships

Amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, many graduating UK university students saw their job prospects diminish as job applications were halted or withdrawn due to the virus. Yet, for students looking for job experience applying for virtual internships and apprenticeships could be the way to go. As part of the UK Government’s Plan for Jobs, employers […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM, Symplicity Client Showcase, Virtual Career Fair posted: Jul, 30th 2020

Elon University Depends on CSM for Virtual Career Fairs

When Elon University’s campus closed in March, everything became virtual and remote work was the norm for both students and staff. Over the summer, Tom Brinkley, Executive Director of the Student Professional Development Center, and Kristin Walker, Associate Director, Employer Experience and Technology at Elon University, planned for a continuation of virtual engagement through the […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM, Symplicity Client Showcase posted: Jul, 27th 2020

WCU Offers Virtual Career Resources

Western Carolina University (WCU) is one of many higher education institutions expecting the fall 2020 semester to look much different than it has in the years past due to COVID-19. For WCU, the plan is to offer a hybrid course system. These courses will follow a schedule that will include either primarily face-to-face, or primarily […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Announcements, Career Services, CSM, Virtual Career Fair posted: Jul, 16th 2020

What Makes a Virtual Career Fair: Symplicity Releases Its 2020 Fall Recruitment Report

As universities and colleges around the world prepare for the fall semester with uncertainty, Symplicity wanted to gain insight into how students, employers, and career services staff have pivoted career fairs to virtual in response to COVID-19. We wanted to know what students were looking for, what would be the best way for employers and […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM, Events posted: Jul, 9th 2020

Conference Recap: CSM Symposium 20

Last month, we held our annual CSM Symposium—our very first large-scale virtual event! Over 1400 attendees joined us for the two-day event, representing more than 430 higher education institutions from all over the world convening for expert-led presentations, trainings, and best practices sessions. Although we were disappointed that we couldn’t meet with our clients in-person […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Career Services, CSM, Tips and Tricks posted: Jul, 9th 2020

Soft Skills Will Be Crucial for UK Students

It goes without saying that the class of 2020 faces unprecedented challenges. Dubbed the “Corona Class of 2020,” students across the world are facing an uncertain future when it comes to their prospects in the job market. However, what skills do students need during this pandemic to successfully land them a job? Both research and […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM, Symplicity Client Showcase posted: Jun, 24th 2020

Yale University Continues to Serve Students

There is no definitive answer for what the state of higher education will be come fall 2020.  Will they be fully remote? Or fully on-campus? And if so, what does a socially distant campus look like? It means campuses are taking extra precautions by putting fewer students in the same place. This involves frequent temperature […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Career Services, CSM, Current Events posted: Jun, 19th 2020

Could Community Colleges Be the ‘Winners’ of COVID-19?

Community colleges and two-year institutions across the United States are facing the same daunting question: What do we do about fall 2020? Should we return to campus or continue online? Those questions aren’t unique to community colleges, but the answers are. Unlike traditional four-year institutions, community colleges don’t have to worry about residential life, large-scale […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Career Services posted: Jun, 17th 2020

COVID-19 Impact on Graduate Recruitment

Seniors at many UK Universities, now dubbed “the Corona class” by the Guardian, are experiencing an uncertain job market. According to a recent survey by the Institute of Student Employers (ISE), a quarter of employers have cut their graduate recruitment this year. However, that doesn’t mean things are entirely bleak for the Class of 2020. […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM, Symplicity Client Showcase posted: Jun, 15th 2020

W&M Career Services Remain Uninterrupted

COVID-19 has presented higher education institutions and their students with a lot of uncertainty. As of May 14th, over 35 million American citizens have filed for unemployment in eight weeks, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. While the economic landscape seems grim, there are institutions and their career services offices that continue to provide […]


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