Feliz Naviance: How to Promote Family Connection to Students and Parents with Video

​Austin High School, in Sugar Land, TX, is thinking of creative ways to promote Naviance! We sat down with Mrs. Laura Jeffery, College and Career Advisor at Austin HS, to hear more about how they are using video to promote the use of Family Connection to students and parents.

What’s Happening at NACAC 2016

We are looking forward to seeing many of you at the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) annual conference this year in Columbus, Ohio. Product experts and account managers will be on hand to answer your questions in the exhibit hall. We hope you will join us for breakout sessions throughout the week.

Flagstaff High School: Why I Love Being a School Counselor

The school counselors at Flagstaff High School in Flagstaff, Ariz. reflect on why they love being school counselors.

8 Essential Questions to Ask on Your Next College Visit

As summer vacation approaches, high school juniors across the country are preparing for college visit road trips. To get the most out of your visits, here are some key questions to ask college staff, and more importantly, college tour guides.

Vote to See Hobsons at SXSWedu 2015!

Your vote counts! Each year, Austin, Texas, hosts a gathering of innovative leaders in education, technology, and other industries. Hobsons needs your help in garnering support for our panels and spreading the word!

Hear the Hobsons Panel Speak at NCAN 2016

First-generation students comprise over one-third of the incoming freshman class at colleges nationwide. But what are we doing to help them succeed? Hobsons’ President of Advising and Admissions, Stephen Smith, will be discussing this topic at the upcoming National College Access Network (NCAN) Conference in Detroit, Michigan. Our panel will feature leaders from College Possible, The College Board, Jack Cooke Kent Foundation, and Bottom Line. Participants will explore tried-and-true examples of how organizations throughout the country are assisting students with college exploration, college applications, and college choice along with succeeding in college once they enroll.

New Report: Budgeting for College, Career and Life Readiness

Schools and districts need to prepare students for their future while also balancing their bottom line. The College, Career & Life Readiness Budget Trends 2018 survey brief dug deeper into the ways K-12 institutions are funding college, career and life readiness initiatives as well as the metrics they are relying upon to measure effectiveness.

Build Your Knowledge at NSI with Content Tracks

Planning your NSI 2015 experience will be easier than ever with our new dedicated content tracks.

One Counselor’s Reflections on ASCA

Karon Parrish, Counselor at Star City Middle School and Counseling Geek scholarship recipient, recently traveled to the American School Counselor Association in Orlando, Florida. We asked Karon to share her thoughts on the conference, including Michelle Obama’s keynote address.

5 Ways to Help Your Kid With the New SAT—Without Driving Both of You Crazy

For many parents and caregivers, helping their high schoolers prepare for standardized tests can be overwhelming. And for students taking the SAT this fall, the test will look a bit different than it did last year.

Moving from the Dark Age to the 21st Century at BASIS Schools

BASIS Chandler and BASIS Scottsdale, open-enrollment charter schools located just outside of Phoenix, neared the end of the 2012-13 school year facing significant challenges. With no central location to track college application data, transcripts sent, letters of recommendation, and test scores, the staff was ill-prepared to ensure college application materials were tracked and submitted on time. BASIS knew they needed a solution.

Three Key Themes from the White House Convening on College and Career Readiness

Recently, Hobsons joined educators from across the country at the White House Convening on College and Career Readiness at San Diego State University. During this two-day gathering, participants heard from leaders in the field of college counseling, counselor education, and government relations.

Five Things We Love About School Counselors

It’s National School Counseling Week – a time when we not only bring awareness to the school counseling profession, but also show our appreciation for the school counselors who are making a difference in lives around the world.

Naviance Makes the NCAN Grade

The National College Access Network has recently released a white paper assessing data platforms used by college access and success programs nationwide. Respondent feedback regarding Naviance was overwhelmingly positive.

Five Reasons to Join the Naviance User Group Movement

To help Naviance users develop their understanding of the platform, Hobsons created Naviance User Groups to connect Naviance users and facilitate learning from one another.

Hobsons & PLAN: A Look Back at Nepal

Kim Oppelt, Community and Outreach Manager at Hobsons, shares her experience traveling to Nepal with PLAN International.

Naviance Summer Institute Call for Proposals Now Open

It’s time to show off your Naviance knowledge! The Naviance Summer Institute 2015 Call for Proposals is open now through December 31, 2014. NSI is the perfect opportunity to showcase your Naviance know-how to other users.

Examining the School of the Future with the AASA Collaborative

What will schools look like 5, 10 or even 20 years from now? This is just the question that the The AASA Collaborative for Innovation and Transformational Leadership strives to address.

Four Things School Counselors Have In Common With Superheroes

To celebrate National School Counseling Week, we wanted to recognize the everyday superheroes we call school counselors. While they may not have great wall-climbing ability or wear fancy masks, counselors have other super powers that students, parents, and staff members may not even realize.