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CSM Symposium 16

June 16 & 17th, 2016 – New Orleans, Louisiana

New Ideas plus New Connections equals New Success

CSM Symposium brings together CSM users from all over the world who are passionate about learning the latest tech trends in career services management, making new connections, and discovering new CSM tools and best practices.

Whether you’re from a small, liberal arts college, a large, state university or one of our many international university partners, CSM Symposium has a wide range of tailored session content specific to your role, office size, and student population.

Symposium 2015 Stats

179 Campuses

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5 Countries

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250+ Attendees

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29 Presenters

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Registration Open: June 15, 2016 (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm) | June 16, 2016 (7:30 am – 4:00 pm)

Agenda for Thursday, June 16

8:00 AM


45 minutes | Salon DE

8:45 AM

Kick-off + Overview

55 minutes | Salon DE

9:40 AM


20 minutes

10:00 AM

Tools You Probably Aren’t Using, But Should

45 minutes | Salon AB | presented by Symplicity

Interactive Job Posting Form: One Year Later – Information Session Form

45 minutes | Salon FG | presented by Georgia Institute of Technology

The Ultimate Event Assistant: Utilizing Event Reporting to Maximize Event Management & Customer Experience of Career Fairs

45 minutes | Salon H | presented by Virginia State University

Getting the Most Out of eNewsletters

45 minutes | Balcony IJ | presented by ESADE Business & Law School

OCR Hackathon – Symplicity

1 hour and 45 minutes | Balcony LM | presented by Symplicity

OCI (Law) Hackathon

1 hour and 45 minutes | Balcony N | presented by Symplicity

11:00 AM

FDS – Finally Data Symplified (FDS) AKA – First Destination Survey

45 minutes | Salon AB | presented by Symplicity

Focused Metrics for Data-Driven Decisions

45 minutes | Salon FG | presented by Babson College

That Syncing Feeling: Using Symport to Ensure Student Accounts and Other Data are Up-to-Date

45 minutes | Salon H | presented by Berklee College of Music

Engaging Students Online with Career Interest Cluster Website Content

45 minutes | Balcony IJ | presented by Rutgers University

12:00 PM


1 hour | Salon DE

1:00 PM

Kiosks & Surveys for Tracking Career Readiness

45 minutes | Salon AB | presented by The College of William and Mary

Think Before You Import: Understanding Pitfalls and Positive Practices For Importing Student Data

45 minutes | Salon FG | presented by Illinois State University

Career Fairs On the Move

45 minutes | Salon H | presented by Symplicity

Intersection: Your Comprehensive Marketing Plan and Symplicity

45 minutes | Balcony IJ | presented by Loyola University Chicago

Do You Like Ice Cream? Using Form Builder to Collect the Information You Need Most

45 minutes | Balcony LM | presented by Symplicity

Where Did That Job Come From?! OneStop Explained

45 minutes | Balcony N | presented by Symplicity

2:00 PM


1 hour

3:00 PM

Extreme Make-Over Season 2 (Employer and Manager Edition) – Sneak Peak At New Interfaces

45 minutes | Salon AB | presented by Symplicity

Symport Training

45 minutes | Salon FG | presented by Symplicity

Law Roundtable

45 minutes | Salon H | presented by Symplicity

Roundtable – Specialty Programs (Pharmacy, Public Health, Dentistry, Alumni-only, Social Work, etc.)

45 minutes | Balcony IJ | presented by Symplicity

General Roundtable

45 minutes | Balcony LM | presented by Symplicity

Business Programs Roundtable

45 minutes | Balcony N | presented by Symplicity

5:00 PM

Client Appreciation Happy Hour!

2 hours | Crescent City Brewhouse

Agenda for Friday, June 17

7:30 AM


30 minutes | Salon DE

8:00 AM

Resume Check: A Resume review Process

45 minutes | Salon AB | presented by University of Richmond

Tools You Probably Aren’t Using, But Should

45 minutes | Salon FG | presented by Symplicity

MSE 101:  Overview of What It Is and Why It’s Good

45 minutes | Salon H | presented by Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Tech, Scheller College of Business, University of Southern California,  Indiana University Bloomington

Report What?

45 minutes | Balcony IJ | presented by Rochester Institute of Technology

Career Fair 2.0 Hackathon

1 hour and 45 minutes | Balcony LM | presented by Symplicity

Graduate Employment Reporting – Will it Never End?

45 minutes | Balcony N | presented by Symplicity

9:00 AM

Get Scheduled – Counseling/Appt Scheduling Training

45 minutes | Salon AB | presented by Symplicity

Tracking Engagement and Long Term Success with the Student Academic Profile

45 minutes | Salon FG | presented by Merrimack College

Dive Deep Into the Multi-School Environment

45 minutes | Salon H | presented by Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Tech, Scheller College of Business, University of Southern California,  Indiana University Bloomington

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

45 minutes | Balcony IJ | presented by Ball State University

Step Into the Future! – New Student Interface + Public Profile

45 minutes | Balcony N | presented by Symplicity

9:45 AM


15 minutes

10:00 AM


1 hour | Salon DE

11:00 AM

Workin’ 9 to 5; What a Way to Make an Impression! – Experiential Learning

45 minutes | Salon AB | presented by Symplicity

#SkipTheLine – Kiosks and Wristbands

45 minutes | Salon FG | presented by University of Houston, Bauer College of Business

Effective Strategies for the Development of a Student Assistant Training Program and Standard Operating Procedures Manual

45 minutes | Salon H | presented by University of Richmond

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

45 minutes | Balcony IJ | presented by New York University

Report HERE For Training – Report Training

45 minutes | Balcony LM | presented by Symplicity

“Your Majors List Is Such a Cluster…” “Why Thank You, It’s That Way On Purpose” – Ohio State University’s Approach to External Majors Using a Career Clusters Framework

45 minutes | Balcony N | presented by Ohio State University

12:00 PM

Closing Remarks

15 minutes | Salon DE

*All presentation and times are subject to change.

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Popular Presentations from CSM Symposium 2015

Reports: Stats and Beyond: Drive Results and Attract Attention of Executive Leadership

Presenter: Ron GaschlerUoA Logo

School: University of Arizona

Abstract: Universities need to provide reports to leadership and stakeholders on a regular basis and at the same time grab the
attention of decision makers in order to secure resources. Using CSM’s reporting module has become an increasing necessity and everyone’s knowledge, expertise and ability to problem solve and create reports is being pushed to new limits. In the end, reports can contribute to staffing decisions, budget requisitions and project requests leading to an appropriation of resources for your department. You, too, can accomplish the ability to gain more from Symplicity’s CSM to track meaningful data for stakeholders and decision makers. The information is at your fingertips—you just need to discover all it has to offer.

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Engaging Alumni, Connecting Students: ProNet AMPed Up!

Presenter: Diane MarinSDSU Logo

School: San Diego State University

Abstract: San Diego State University Career Services has used ProNet to effectively manage a student/alumni mentor program for four semesters. More than 1,100 mentor/mentee pairs have been matched to date. The department has extensively used flags, notes and emails to manage the program and regularly communicate with participants.

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Using Data to Empower Employers in their Online Recruiting Efforts

Presenter: Kenji TerawakiGeorgiaTech

School: Georgia Institute of Technology

Abstract: This presentation will cover best practices on how to utilize data extracted from CSM report(s) on student’s job searching/application behaviors to empower employers in their online recruiting processes, as well as looking at the impact of the information selected in the positions’ screening criteria when positions are posted.

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Breaking Down Silos: How to Capture, Report and Manage Experiential Learning Data in Collaboration with Academic Departments

Presenter: Jeff TaylorClarkson_Golden_Knights.svg

School: Clarkson University

Abstract: Each year, hundreds or even thousands of your students participate in some form of experiential education. How is that data currently captured? How is it used? Learn how a career center served as the strategic driver for a proposal that led a university-wide change to capturing all experiential data using Experiential Education in CSM. Presenters will discuss how information was tailored to meet different experience types, as well as school/department needs. Program outcomes will include new employer channels, consistent tracking of student experiences, sustainability, and more.

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Developing a Successful Employer Relationship Strategy Using CSM

Presenter: Richard J. Glassliberty-university_2013-05-28_11-03-40.516

School: Liberty University

Abstract: We will share a successful five-step process using CSM to bring more relevant opportunities to your school’s talent. Quality employer relationships are crucial to meeting your office’s goals; however, budgets can sometimes restrict activities to foster those relationships. Learn how your staff can effectively leverage Symplicity’s Employer Relationship module and other CSM tools to increase qualified employers, event participation, relevant opportunities, candidate applications and job placements. Attendees will discover a road map for making positive changes in their career center now.

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Managing and Tracking your Student Data for Annual Report

Presenter: Marcelle Jackson220px-Logo_of_New_Jersey_Institute_of_Technology

School: New Jersey Institute of Technology

Abstract: Discover how to gather information by analyzing and using your forms, kiosks, etc., to make sure that all data necessary is being collected to capture results for yearly assessments and outcomes of your office as well as other departments of your school. Learn how your office can create reports necessary to support your school’s accreditation and vision. This session will demonstrate how career centers can use CSM to gather information of students and alumni that no other departments can.

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Things to Do in New Orleans

There’s a ton of fun happening in Nola every day. Check out our recommendations.

Café du Monde

Stop by the world famous Café du Monde for delicious beignets and coffee. Located at 800 Decatur Street in the French Market, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city.

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Bourbon Street

Only a short walk from the Symposium hotel, Bourbon Street is a must-see. This famous party street has it all! From blues concerts and mechanical bulls to French Creole cuisine and historic landmarks, there’s plenty of fun on Bourbon Street!
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Explore in a Streetcar

Explore the city on a streetcar for $1.25! The Canal Street Line travels through the Central Business District, ending at the city’s historic cemeteries. The St. Charles Avenue Line takes you to the Garden District, known for its antebellum mansions, boutiques and impressive gardens.

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    CSM Symposium ’15: What Did You Learn?

    CSM Symposium is a time to bring together career service enthusiasts from across the world to share and learn from each other’s best practices and in-office secrets to success. We heard some amazing presentations, each one with tips and tricks on how to manage your career center and get the most out of CSM.