CSM Symposium 16

June 15th & 16th, 2017 – Indian Wells, California

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Connect. Exchange. Learn. Advance.

Every year, CSM Symposium unites CSM users worldwide in the quest for deepened knowledge and a more profound ability to help students’ futures flourish.

At CSM Symposium, career services professionals learn how they can even further optimize technology to ensure that their students are connected with meaningful career opportunities.

Representatives from all types of institutions, from large universities to community colleges to law and graduate schools, use CSM Symposium as a platform to evolve and grow off of one another’s experiences.

Symposium 2016 Stats

160 Schools

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6 Countries

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220+ Attendees

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20 Presenters

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Register today to save your spot for Symposium

Discounted Registration: $190 (one per school)
Additional Attendees: $375

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Wednesday, June 14th

  • 6:00 - 8:00pm Registration
  • 12:00 - 5:00pm One-on-One Sessions with Support Team

Thursday, June 15th

  • 7:30am - 4:00pm Registration
  • 8:00 - 8:45am Breakfast
  • 8:45 - 9:40am Kick-Off + Overview

    Matthew Small, President & CEO – Symplicity

  • 9:40 - 10:00am Break
  • 10:00 - 10:45am Career Fair 2.0 – Be Ahead of the Game! How to Leverage and Develop a Marketing Campaign Across Campus with Innovative and Smart Customizations

    Scott Green, Application Support Analyst Lead and Kenji Terawaki, Information Analyst – Georgia Institute of Technology

  • 10:00 - 10:45am These Aren't the Modules You're Looking For

    Adrian Sanchez, Career Services, Systems Administrator – American University

  • 10:00 - 10:45am Utilizing CSM to Manage Your Mock Interview Program

    Trish D’Ambroso and Sarah Fox, Product Support Specialists – Symplicity

  • 10:00 - 10:45am Importing 101: Getting Your Data Ready

    Tiffany Lyle, Product Support Specialist and Eileen Walton, Transition Specialist – Symplicity

  • 11:00 - 11:45am Metrics That Matter

    Mike Minton, Associate Director – Illinois State University; Andrew Brubaker, Data Intelligence Analyst – Ball State University

  • 11:00 - 11:45am CSM Implementation Experience – an International Perspective

    Liliya Tleukenova, Manager of Career and Advising Center – Nazarbayev University

  • 11:00 - 11:45am Measuring Accurately: The Why and How of Using Kiosks

    Jeep Hauser, Director of Business Enterprise Systems – University of Southern California

  • 11:00 - 11:45am All About Sessions: Deltas to Opt-In Sessions (Law CSM)

    Teresa Hahn, Client Relationship Specialist and Trish D’Ambroso, Product Support Specialist – Symplicity

  • 11:00 - 11:45am Importing 102: Leave Symposium with the Symport Right

    Tiffany Lyle, Product Support Specialist, Jake Acton, Client Relationship Specialist, Kendra Selle, Account Executive and Eileen Walton, Transition Specialist – Symplicity

  • 12:00 - 1:45pm Lunch & Networking Event
  • 2:00 - 2:45pm Add Significant Value to Your Institution: The Experiential Learning Module and Mapping Assessments to Accreditation

    Robbin Beauchamp, Director, Cooperative Education and Career Development and Abbey Pober, Operations Specialist – Wentworth Institute of Technology

  • 2:00 - 2:45pm Connecting with Clients: Working with Databases, Dashboards and Infographics -Taking Your Report to the Next Level!

    Kenji Terawaki, Information Analyst – Georgia Institute of Technology

    Laptops for this session are encouraged but not required.

  • 2:00 - 2:45pm OCI Schedules: The Net Effect of Setting Configuration (Law CSM)

    Teresa Hahn, Client Relationship Specialist and Trish D’Ambroso, Product Support Specialist – Symplicity

  • 2:00 - 2:45pm Good As New: Self-Guided System Clean-Up

    Eileen Walton, Transition Specialist and Kendra Selle, Account Executive – Symplicity

  • 2:45 - 3:00pm Break
  • 3:00 - 3:45pm Working Group: Graduate Employment Survey Best Practices (Law CSM)

    Teresa Hahn, Client Relationship Specialist, and Tiffany Lyle, Product Support Specialist – Symplicity

  • 3:00 - 3:45pm Working Group: Built-In User Guide

    Eileen Walton, Transition Specialist, and Jake Acton, Client Relationship Specialist – Symplicity

  • 3:00 - 3:45pm Working Group: Tracking Employer Outreach and Engagement

    Rebecca Florey, Client Relationship Specialist and Sarah Fox, Product Support Specialist – Symplicity

  • 3:00 - 3:45pm Working Group: Spruce Up Your CSM System

    Kendra Selle, Account Executive and Trish D’Ambroso, Product Support Specialist – Symplicity

  • 3:00 - 3:45pm Working Group: Increasing Student Traffic

    Jill Summers, Client Relationship Specialist and Scott Bowers, CSM Product Manager – Symplicity

  • 5:00 - 7:00pm Client Appreciation Happy Hour

Friday, June 16th

  • 7:30 - 8:00am Breakfast
  • 8:00 - 8:45am Getting Re-Acquainted with e-Newsletters

    Tina Kennett, Administrative Coordinator – Washington University in St. Louis

  • 8:00 - 8:45am The Busy Professional’s Guide to Saving Time: Effective Customization of Employer-Facing Forms

    Hannah Garcia, Recruitment Account Manager – McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin

  • 8:00 - 8:45am Reporting 2.5: What’s Next?

    Scott Bowers, CSM Product Manager – Symplicity

  • 8:00 - 8:45am Importing 101: Getting Your Data Ready

    Tiffany Lyle, Product Support Specialist and Eileen Walton, Transition Specialist – Symplicity

  • 9:00 - 9:45am Strategies to Enhance Your Symplicity System

    Barbara Thomson, Associate Director for Technology and Data Management – Rutgers University; Jeanie Martz, Recruiting Operations Specialist – University of Notre Dame; Brett Jones, Assistant Director, Employer Relations – University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Business

  • 9:00 - 9:45am Good As New: Self-Guided System Clean-Up

    Eileen Walton, Transition Specialist and Kendra Selle, Account Executive – Symplicity

  • 9:00 - 9:45am Every System Includes Events: Maximizing Workshops and Information Sessions

    Trish D’Ambroso and Sarah Fox, Product Support Specialists – Symplicity

  • 9:00 - 9:45am Importing 102: Leave Symposium with the Symport Right

    Tiffany Lyle, Product Support Specialist and Jill Summers, Teresa Hahn, and Jake Acton, Client Relationship Specialists – Symplicity

  • 9:45 - 10:00am Break
  • 10:00 - 11:00am Symply Networking Part 2

    Want to make some valuable connections with your CSM peers? In this interactive session, you will be grouped by institution size or type. You will have a list of questions to explore as a group, but do not let that limit your discussions!

  • 11:00 - 11:45am Survey Says...

    Jenny DeBruyn, Career Development Coordinator – Queen’s Faculty of Law

  • 11:00 - 11:45am From College to Career: Professional Networking

    Sandra Lindelof, Program Coordinator, and Laura Sanchez, Alumni Relations Coordinator – Central Washington University

  • 11:00 - 11:45am Symple Decision Making: Setting Up Experiential Learning

    Tiffany Lyle and Sarah Fox, Product Support Specialists – Symplicity

  • 11:00 - 11:45am Make It Yours: System Branding, Messaging, and Customizations

    Jill Summers and Rebecca Florey, Client Relationship Specialists – Symplicity

  • 12:00 - 12:15pm Closing Remarks

    Matthew Small, President & CEO – Symplicity

*All presentation and times are subject to change.

Popular Presentations from CSM Symposium 2016

Think BEFORE You Import: Understanding Pitfalls and Positive Practices for Importing Student Data

Presenter: Mike Minton

School: Illinois State University

Abstract: Importing student data into the NACELink interface is a great way to improve data accuracy and the reach of services to targeted audiences. It is well worth the cost; however, having an understanding of the built-in system fields and institutional data possibilities is critical. This session is designed for beginners and will provide an overview of the most important fields within the student profile that have implications for job postings, career advising appointments and the career fair module. The session will also focus on common institutional definitions for the variety of fields within the student profile.

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Tools You Probably Aren’t Using, But Should Be

Presenters: Kendra Selle and Jill Summerssymplicitylogostacked

Company: Symplicity Corporation

Abstract: Join us for this popular session focused on maximizing your usage of CSM by uncovering some of the hidden gems inside your system. We will explore some of the best features of CSM (both new and old) that are often times overlooked/underutilized, but are available to you right now!

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Report What?

Presenters: Jim Bondi and Gretchen Burrut  rit

School: Rochester Institute of Technology

Abstract: Planning where to put data is as important as creating reports to show the office activity related to employers, students, kiosks, jobs, and events. Reporting is a matter of knowing what you want and where it is located.

 

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Getting the Most Out of eNewsletters

Presenter: Nicholas Standage

School: ESADE Business & Law School

Abstract: Join us in this best practice presentation and see how by using a customized version of the eNewsletter feature within CSM, a Career Services team can improve their communication to students, providing them with adapted content that they are interested in.

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Data, and Metrics, and Reports - Oh, My! Just Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Presenter: Andrew Brucaker

School: Ball State University

Abstract: Every interaction your office has with students and employers can be recorded in CSM, but figuring out how to create and use reports to track that data may seem daunting. This session will demonstrate how easy it is to follow the Yellow Brick Road to uncover a wealth of knowledge you can use to tell your story.

 

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Making the Most of a Career Fair – Using Symplicity for an Integrated Approach to Career Fairs

Presenter: Lesia Harhaj

School: New York University – Wasserman Center for Career Development

Abstract: This presentation will focus on how various aspects of the Symplicity Career Fair Module can be utilized to create an integrated approach to planning, promoting and executing a successful career fair for both employers and students. Specific attention will be paid to the Career Fair and Reporting Modules. Participants will learn how to maximize opportunities for career fair pre-registration, as well as run reports that speak to trends of student participation. Finally, participants will learn about additional resources such as name-tag printing tools and career fair apps that may enhance the career fair experience for students, staff and employers.

 

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VENUE

Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa

LOCATION

44-400 Indian Wells Lane

Indian Wells, CA 92210

SPECIAL RATES

Room rates start at $155 plus a reduced $1 a night resort fee.
Group rates honored three days before/after the conference.

Reservations must be made by Wednesday, May 17th.

*Room rates have now been extended to June 12th*

Things to Do in Palm Springs

Things to Do in Palm Springs


Palm Springs is a beautiful desert oasis with tons of places to explore in your down time!

The Living Desert

Covering 1200 acres, the Living Desert is home to plants and over 450 wild animals from the desert regions around the world. You can visit the butterfly exhibit, take a walk on the hiking trails, see live animal demonstrations, or book a behind-the-scenes animal encounter and safari tour!

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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Looking for an amazing view over Palm Springs? Aerial Tramway will take you up to the cliffs of Chino Canyon on a breathtaking ten minute tram ride. At the top, you can visit the gift shop or grab a bite to eat at Peaks Restaurant and Pines Cafe.
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Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours

Let your adventurous side take over and book a tour on the #1 voted outdoor activity in the California Desert! There are a number of tours to chose from that explore the San Andreas Fault, the Palm Springs Indian Canyons and the Mecca Hills Wilderness Area.

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    Memories from Symposium 2016

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    CSM Symposium ’16 Recap

    The CSM Symplicity team traveled down to New Orleans to meet up with about 230 CSM clients from around the world at our annual CSM Symposium. As always, the two-day event was a blast and a phenomenal learning experience for both our clients and the Symplicity team.

     

    The sessions were packed, and we heard glowing feedback from clients about the presentations and the learning that occurred. On the first night, we threw a client appreciation happy hour at Crescent City Brewhouse for all attendees so that everyone could relax and make new friends or catch up with old ones. Our CSM happy hour is always a great time and provides a comfortable space for everyone to connect, network and feel a part of our community. We were excited to finally meet some new faces from Symposium-first-timers such as Kamehameha Schools, University of Kansas School of Business, University of Tennessee Chattanooga, Kwantlen Polytechnic, and so many more.