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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 Theresa Bibeau in Student Conduct posted: Aug, 8th 2017

Steps to Sexual Violence Prevention on Australian Campuses

Sexual assault and sexual harassment have been a decades-long issue on college campuses. For the first time in Australia’s history, a report reveals its impact, and this is drawing national attention by providing significant data to backup victims’ and advocates’ claims. According to the Australian Human Rights Commission 2017 National Report on Sexual Assault and […]


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By Hu Naqvi in Career Services posted: Jul, 17th 2017

What We Can Learn From the Swiss Approach to Employability

Did you know what you wanted to be by the 10th grade? Swiss students do – well, they are at least highly encouraged to. By the grand old age of 15 or 16, students in Switzerland are encouraged to make a career choice from about 230 different options, which they can then specialise in within […]


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By Caroline Tolond in Current Events posted: Jul, 12th 2017

Takeaways from the UK AMBA’s Employers Forum

At AMBA’s Employers Forum, hosted at Warwick Business School at the Shard, Brexit unsurprisingly was at the top of everyone’s mind. It is AMBA’s 50th anniversary, and the challenges that business schools are facing in the UK are more prevalent than ever. These UK business schools are concerned about the job market post-Brexit and beyond. […]


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By Caroline Tolond in Career Services posted: Jun, 22nd 2017

Microplacements Vs. Internships: Similarities and Differences

Job training methods vary dramatically in the international community. Some governments play a major role in preparing young adults to launch their careers; for example, offering students the opportunity to attend college at no cost. Others have extensive state-run apprenticeship programs, job corps opportunities and similar, but most rely on partnerships with private industries to […]


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By Caroline Tolond in Career Services posted: Jun, 7th 2017

Brave New World: What to Expect With the New DLHE and LEO

With the adoption of sweeping changes to the DLHE survey methodology, as well as the introduction of Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO), the age of big data and advanced analytics has finally hit UK education at the government level. As is typically the case, such drastic changes are already causing a tidal wave of consternation, fret […]


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By Thomas Jepsen in Career Services posted: May, 25th 2017

UK Embedding Employability Into Every Step of the Higher Ed Journey

Last week, we heard Sir Paul Curran, President of City, University of London talk at Universities UK about embedding employability into the end-to-end student journey at their university, from the admissions process until after graduation. It is an important point, as all too often students only consider employment options a couple of months before they […]


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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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By Caroline Tolond in Career Services posted: May, 18th 2017

3 Ways Career Centres in Singapore Approach Internships & Placements

Last week, the international Symplicity team visited various higher ed institutions in Singapore and explored what the key focuses are in their career centres. The importance of internships and placements was an overriding theme for these institutions, and for good reason – evidence suggests that placements and work experience enhance academic performance and employability skills. […]


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