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By Adam Crick in Announcements, Best Practices, Career Services, CSM posted: Oct, 16th 2018

Can Your Students Spot Scam Job Postings?

With so many different types of job boards available to students, how can your institution keep your students safe from scams and fraud? When students apply for jobs, they are asked to share their personal data with employers at their request including phone number, home address, and more. Students place their trust in your university and career services team as they discover, connect and eventually apply to postings on your university employment portals.  In a recent article from The University […]


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By Adam Crick in Announcements, Best Practices, Career Services, CSM, Experiential Learning posted: Oct, 1st 2018

The Most Innovative College-to-Career App is Here!

For over 20 years Symplicity has strived to create the most ground-breaking student employment solutions in the market. As part of our ongoing efforts to enable students with the tools to build meaningful careers, we’ve updated our mobile application – Symplicity Jobs and Careers – with new functionality to empower students to go from college […]


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By Adam Crick in Advising, Best Practices, Career Services, CSM posted: Sep, 21st 2018

How Early Career Advising Can Lead to Better Post-Graduate Outcomes

Each student’s pathway to graduation varies, but what types of activities will lead to better outcomes? Some students do not start their job search until graduation is right around the corner, while others may start a year before. EAB, a higher education consulting firm, conducted a survey involving 6,000+ recent graduates from five large public […]


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By Adam Crick in Best Practices, Disability Services, Tips and Tricks posted: Sep, 6th 2018

5 Steps for Introducing an Institution-wide Accessibility Approach

Traditionally higher education institutions have been handling accommodation requests through manual processes and homegrown databases. As more students with disabilities enroll in college, staff in accessibility services are tasked with processing more accommodations without the tools to effectively respond to requests. Furthermore, gaining the executive buy-in needed to allocate budget into streamlining accessibility requests is […]


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By Cristina Restrepo in Best Practices, Student Conduct posted: Aug, 10th 2018

Symplicity Advocate Client Advisory Meeting Recap

A couple of weeks ago we hosted the first Symplicity Advocate Client Advisory Meeting at our headquarters in Arlington, VA. We were joined by 10 representatives from our client institutions including Duke University, SUNY Albany, West Virginia University, as well as remote attendees from UC Berkeley and Illinois State University. The event provided our clients […]


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By Adam Crick in Best Practices, Career Services, CSM, Events posted: Jul, 12th 2018

Jeff Selingo’s Three Recommendations for Preparing Students for the 21st Century Workforce

Jeff Selingo, New York Times best-selling author of “There is Life After College” and keynote speaker for our 2018 CSM Symposium, gave an engaging speech on how to prepare students for the ever-changing workforce. Below are his three recommendations to properly prepare students for the jobs of the future: 1. Make Career Services More Accessible […]


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By Adam Crick in Best Practices, Career Services, CSM, Events posted: Jun, 25th 2018

Meet our NACE18 Student Ambassadors!

This year’s NACE conference was a huge success and part of that is due to our amazing Symplicity NACE Student Ambassadors. In an effort to provide prospects with a better understanding of how students can benefit from our CSM, we decided to bring some real student users to share their experiences. We were looking for […]


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By Adam Crick in Advising, Best Practices, Career Services, CSM, Events, Tips and Tricks posted: Jun, 20th 2018

Conference Recap: 2018 CSM Symposium

Our annual CSM Symposium was held June 3rd-5th in New Orleans. Every year, CSM users worldwide get together to share best practices and skills to foster student success. Representatives from all types of institutions, from large universities to community colleges to law and graduate schools attended to deepen their knowledge of CSM and learn from […]


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By Adam Crick in Advising, Announcements, Best Practices, Current Events posted: May, 18th 2018

GDPR is Coming. We’re Ready, Are You?

In April 2016, the European Parliament passed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  The GDPR will strengthen the security and privacy of individuals’ data in the European Union (EU).  The regulations are meant to empower individuals and change the way that organizations treat data privacy.  The GDPR will replace the EU Data Protection Directive, otherwise […]


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By Steve Watt in Advising, Best Practices, Student Conduct posted: May, 15th 2018

Change the Course Report Australia – Webinar Highlights

If we polled higher education staff members, how many do you think would be confident that most universities are assuring a consistent response to sexual assault and harassment complaints? The “Change the Course” national report on sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities found “More than half of all university students were sexually harassed […]


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