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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 Adam Crick in Advising, Tips and Tricks posted: Apr, 4th 2018

Higher Education’s Role in a Changing Work Environment

There’s an ongoing discussion about what skills are needed now and in the future to excel in the workplace.  In higher education, we’re always trying hard to provide relevant experience for all fields.  Even with all the resources and advice provided to students, we still hear from employers about how they are not sufficiently prepared […]


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By Adam Crick in Career Services, CSM posted: Mar, 26th 2018

What the Strada-Gallup 2017 College Student Survey Can Teach Us About Career Service Management

Why do incoming students choose to enroll in college? Because nearly all of them hope it will make them more attractive to employers.  But while attending, do they still feel confident that they are being prepared for success?  How are these students using their university’s resources, such as dedicated advisors and career services, to help […]


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By Adam Crick in Events posted: Mar, 19th 2018

Student Success Summit 2018 Recap

Last week we ventured to Penn State University for our first-ever Symplicity Student Success Summit.  We were joined by Kutztown University, Edinboro University, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) and many other schools to discuss best practices, successful outreach and current challenges. We even live streamed the event and had over 50 viewers. Our […]


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By Cristina Restrepo in Events, Student Conduct posted: Feb, 27th 2018

Conference Recap: 2018 Advocate Symposium

On February 20, the 2018 Advocate Symposium cultivated expertise and innovation on student conduct at the Hyatt Regency in Jacksonville, Fl. This year’s event was bigger than ever, bringing together 80 representatives from 54 higher education institutions from the U.S. and Canada for a full day of networking, best practice sharing, training and developing of […]


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By Cristina Restrepo in Career Services, Experiential Learning, Webinars posted: Feb, 13th 2018

Webinar Recap: Managing and Assessing Co-Ops with Symplicity’s Experiential Learning Module

As we prepare students for the workforce in the 21st century, the benefits and attributes of co-op education have never been more relevant. Co-ops help students build the necessary bridges between work and learning by integrating classroom discussions with real-world experiences. On the flip side, colleges and universities benefit from co-op by building better relationships […]


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By Cristina Restrepo in Announcements, Career Services posted: Feb, 8th 2018

Introducing Symplicity Curated Job Feed

Career services offices play a critical role in preparing students for life after college; however, only 17% of recent graduates believe their career services office was helpful (Gallup-Purdue Index, 2016). Reports suggest that career-services experiences do not vary by type of institution, and graduates with engineering (62%) and business (58%) degrees are most likely to […]


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By Cristina Restrepo in Career Services, Events, Student Testimonial posted: Jan, 18th 2018

Student Testimonial Contest Winners Announced!

Congratulations to João Figueiredo from Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics for winning 1st place in our student testimonial contest, #Hired: A True Symplicity Story.  João is a Master’s student who used Symplicity to find his summer internship. His submission earned him a $500 Visa gift card and a spot on the Symplicity website. Our Other Winners Include: 2nd Place $250 […]


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By Cristina Restrepo in Career Services posted: Dec, 21st 2017

How Brooklyn College Employs a Holistic Approach to Higher Education

At CUNY Brooklyn College, students are exposed to a competitive environment early in their college careers. Most of its students are low-income, first-generation college students. Many of them work part-time jobs during the school year; however, some of their work experiences are not directly tied to their majors. The Magner Career Center provides students with […]


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By Theresa Bibeau in Announcements posted: Dec, 19th 2017

Introducing the New Symplicity App!

Symplicity is excited to announce the launch today of our new Symplicity app, which provides students with new ways to engage with your career center, discover opportunities and access your core career services offerings from their mobile devices. What Are the Benefits of the New Symplicity App? Increased Student Engagement via Mobile We’ve modeled the […]


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