Student and Alumni Job Seekers Will Seamlessly Connect to Partners’ Career Development Solutions Through Symplicity Platform
Arlington, VA—June 6, 2017—Empowering colleges and universities to create the most comprehensive career platform to serve its students and alumni, Symplicity, the leading employability platform serving students, alumni and employers, today revealed a lineup of impressive companies joining its partner program.
Solutions from market leaders such as Candid Career, CareerEco, Career Fair Plus, CareerShift, CareerSpots, GEN Z Connect, Jobtreks, Portfolium, Pymetrics and Vault have joined the Symplicity Partner Program. Symplicity will continue to add partners leading up to the Fall 2017 semester and beyond.
Symplicity partner solutions complement and extend the job opportunities and career preparation tools available through CSM. The benefits of collaborating with the industry leader in career services management software – with the largest market share and largest client base – are clear to companies looking to maximize their exposure and reach the greatest number of job-seekers.
“Bringing multiple career management resources into a single platform makes it easier than ever for students and alumni to enhance their employability and connect to quality job opportunities,” said Matthew Small, Symplicity president and CEO. “The strength of our partnerships provides our customers with unparalleled access to the tools and capabilities their users demand for their career development.”
Delivering Out-of-the-box Access to Leading Career Resources Through a Single Sign-on
Candid Career is the premier provider of career advice videos, covering all industries, career readiness topics, and job search skills that every student needs to land a job.
“Job-seeking students want to learn from the experiences of others, and they are choosing video over other formats to do so,” said Neilye Garrity, Candid Career co-founder. “We are honored to be working with Symplicity. Together, we can help more students connect with industry professionals and tap into their career knowledge. The Symplicity platform will allow students to easily access our videos during their job search, giving them an edge in achieving their career goals.”
CareerEco is a virtual recruiting platform and talent community that connects students and alumni with prospective employers and grad schools through virtual events.
“Connecting students and alumni with CareerEco’s virtual career events directly through Symplicity makes it easier than ever for individuals to advance their academic and professional goals,” said Gayle Oliver-Plath, CEO and founder of CareerEco. “Together, we are making important and career-enhancing connections happen in real time to maximize each individual’s efforts in their job search process and ongoing career life cycle.”
Career Fair Plus is a complete mobile solution that allows students to research companies, navigate job fairs, and get event alerts, all while on the go.
David Nicol, Career Fair Plus co-founder, states “Career Fair Plus is excited to provide more timely and accurate career fair data to job-seekers – while saving time for event planners –through our partnership with Symplicity!”
CareerShift is a job-hunting web service that delivers integrated employment research tools.
“As many job-seekers struggle to adopt proactive career management mindsets and network early in their programs, Symplicity and CareerShift will make it easier for students to find hidden connections and opportunities by providing easy-to-use robust search engines, coupled with organizational tools for the career journey,” says Val Matta, CareerShift vice president of business development. “We are proud to partner with a trusted provider that realizes it takes the whole community to be actively engaged in student success and positive outcomes.”
CareerSpots delivers concise, compelling career readiness videos to help students learn and develop the competencies and job search skills needed to achieve career success as they transition to life after college.
“Students preparing to embark on their careers have countless questions about the job search process, career opportunities and the steps they need to take to be most successful,” said Kathy Egan, CareerSpots founder and president. “With Symplicity, the ability for students to find real-time answers and advice is now possible. Together, we are creating a more informed and empowered job-seeker.”
GEN Z Connect is an online platform and social network that connects college students with professionals at leading U.S. companies to gain insights about different industries, companies, and roles — ultimately driving job and internship referrals.
“Symplicity’s strength and reach in the university career services market is unmatched,” said Doug Anderson, founder and CEO, GEN Z Connect. “GEN Z Connect is very pleased to partner with them and help enable access for more than five million Symplicity students to the GEN Z Connect platform and network of professionals from leading employers for informational interviews and career insights.”
Jobtreks helps job-seekers identify target companies and manage networking, job applications, correspondence, to-dos, and interview prep.
“A student’s job search takes a village. Students need to network, source opportunities, cold-email, participate in on-campus recruiting, and prep for interviews,” said Susan Weil, Jobtreks co-founder. “Jobtreks and Symplicity together create a powerful roadmap for job-seekers to successfully manage their job searches.”
Portfolium helps students showcase their skills and launch their careers while providing universities and employers with the tools they need to assess learning outcomes and recruit talent.
“For students and graduates entering the workforce, demonstrating their value to potential employers beyond a grade point average can be a challenge,” said Adam Markowitz, Portfolium CEO. “Connecting Portfolium’s ePortfolio capabilities with the reach and power of the Symplicity platform will make it even easier for students to get started and for universities to link career readiness with learning outcome assessment.”
Pymetrics matches job-seekers to their best-fit jobs through neuroscience games and de-biased AI.
“Pymetrics is excited to partner with Symplicity to help students find their best-fit jobs,” said Matthew Malter Cohen, Pymetrics vice president of product. “Through our partnership, we'll empower millions of students to pursue well-fit majors, diversify and direct their career searches, and find the jobs where they are most likely to succeed.”
Vault provides in-depth intelligence on industries, companies, and professions to inform job-seekers on how to build their career paths.
“People looking to make a career change – or taking that first step in the professional world – are looking for in-depth intelligence on companies, jobs, careers and industries to inform their journey,” said Frank Siano, Associate Director of College and University Relationships at Vault. “Connecting Vault’s in-depth research to Symplicity delivers even more tools for job-seekers as they explore and map out their future career paths.”
About Symplicity Corporation
Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Arlington, VA, Symplicity is the market leader of student employability solutions. More than 400,000 active recruiters utilize the Company’s on-campus recruiting platform to leverage the largest higher education job network in the U.S. and recruit students and alumni for entry-level jobs.