Too many students go through school without understanding how it will impact their future. As a result, in the US, 40% of students are disengaged by the time they reach high school. What if students could align their strengths and interests to long-term goals, and educators had insight into college and career plans to help students and families make informed decisions?
Naviance by Hobsons offers a comprehensive college and career readiness solution that helps students define postsecondary goals and develop individualized plans for reaching them.
The personality and career assessments are invaluable as we work with students to discover areas of interest and set goals for the future.
Incarnate Word Academy High School, Corpus Christi, TX
Many institutions focus on getting as many prospects into their admission funnel as possible, then spend a lot of time and effort getting a small percentage of those prospects to matriculate. But if you could focus your attention on students who are a good match for you, and for whom your institution is a good fit, you’d enroll more students, more efficiently.
Intersect™ by Hobsons helps raise the awareness of your institution with potential best-fit students, their families, and their school counselors, and enables you to connect with those students when they’re ready to hear your message.
The Hobsons Counselor Community allows our university to have a conversation with one of the most important influencers in the college search: the high school counselor. Just like with a prospective student, having an ongoing dialogue about our university with the school counseling staff allows them to get a more complete picture about what we have to offer and more importantly, allows the high school counselors to form a clearer picture about which students at their school would be a good fit at our university. Finding a university that is a good fit for the student is what the college search is all about.
Director of Admission, Heidelberg University, Ohio
More than ever, higher education institutions are investing in different programs and interventions to support student advising, retention and completion. Often, these programs are not coordinated or scalable.
Starfish by Hobsons is an enterprise student success and retention solution that integrates student data from existing technologies used across campus with perspectives from real people working with real students. It presents this data in a student-centric way so it’s easy to see how to best resolve any concerns. Starfish helps students get on the path to success and stay on it.
In the first year of implementation and use, the Starfish platform has led to increased communication among faculty, advisors, students, and support services, as well as an increase in the university’s formal retention rate. The successful adoption of the Starfish platform can be attributed to the capabilities of the platform and ease of use, the full-time and part-time faculty commitment to student success, and the personnel on the Starfish implementation team.
Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Philadelphia University