On her 16th birthday, July 12, 2013, Malala Yousafzai, stepped up on a block to reach the microphone at the United Nations. She had reason to celebrate almost one year after the attack on her life by the Taliban in her native Pakistan. Her crime? Advocating for girls’ right to an education.
Every year, millions of students who may qualify for federal aid to pay for college through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) fail to apply for it.
Hobsons University gives participants the opportunity to hear from their peers about product utilization, best practices, recruitment and communication strategies, and more. A great compliment to the peer-led general conference sessions are the pre-conference courses hosted by members of Hobsons Professional Services.
Announcing the 2016 Naviance Summer Institute sessions and panels.
Why do you do what you do? Answering that question and telling our own stories to connect with students from preschool through grad school is key to improving our education system and helping more students complete college, find meaningful employment, and achieve their life goals, Freeman A. Hrabowski III told attendees this week at the Hobsons University users conference.
How do we ensure students in higher education are receiving a true education, what does that look like, and why is it important?
Hobsons recently sponsored the 2015 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Admissions Directors – a study by Inside Higher Ed and Gallup that sheds light on the practices and thoughts of senior-level college and university admissions and enrollment officers related to recruitment policies, admissions procedures, financial aid, and education policy.
Equal access to college and career readiness resources is critical for students pursuing a college education. For Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) in Maryland, high school counselors use Naviance by Hobsons to aid students in the college and scholarship application process.
Our goal for the Naviance Summer Institute (NSI) 2016 is to provide the best content we have ever produced. We have considered your feedback and we are using it to incorporate the content you enjoyed and improve the areas you didn’t.
A quality education should not depend on students’ zip codes, family income, or ethnicity. Parents, students, education professionals, and policy makers participating in The Atlantic’s Education Summit at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, recently focused on a common thread of increasing equity and access for all students.
In less than a couple of weeks, we will pack our bags and head to Naviance Summer Institute. We have created a checklist of things to do before, during, and after the conference to help you have an amazing experience.
More than 900 Hobsons clients wrapped up the final day of Hobsons University Wednesday with a panel discussion, awards ceremony, and numerous learning sessions, followed by an exciting contest and a pool party.
Learn how Ramapo College uses Starfish to effectively and efficiently connect more than 12 offices and allow faculty and staff to support a wider range of students.
The Hobsons University 2016 Call for Presenters is now open! We want to learn about your experiences with the platform, your strengths as a presenter and provide you with support to bring your presentation idea to life.
Hobsons is honored to announce that Freeman A. Hrabowski, III will be our 2016 Hobsons University keynote speaker and we look forward to learning more about his work in helping students achieve their higher education goals.
Higher education is constantly under examination and evaluation. But what does the future of higher education look like? Possibly Minerva Schools in San Francisco, Calif.
We are pleased to announce the 2016 Education Advances Awards finalists.
In less than a couple of weeks, we will pack our bags and head to Hobsons University. We have created a checklist of things to do before, during, and after the conference to help you have an amazing experience.
Hobsons is pleased to recognize Ramapo College in New Jersey as the Admissions and Student Success winner for the 2016 Hobsons Education Advances Award. Stephen M. Smith, President of Advising and Admissions at Hobsons, announced the winner on the final day of Hobsons University in Las Vegas. The award included $2,500 to support student success programming efforts.
See how Flagstaff High School increased their college acceptance rate with Naviance by Hobsons.
We are proud to announce that Madeline Levine, M.A., Ph.D., psychologist, author, and co-founder of the Challenge Success project will be the 2016 Naviance Summer Institute keynote speaker.
Download the 2016 Hobsons University session list.
The Naviance Summer Institute 2016 is off to an exciting start, drawing more than 600 attendees to beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona. After a day of pre-conference courses and a poolside networking event, Naviance co-founder and Hobsons’ President of Advising and Admissions Solutions, Stephen M. Smith, welcomed NSI attendees and thanked them for their devotion to helping students prepare for life after high school.
We talked with Lori Batts, Supervisor of Counseling for Wicomico County Public Schools on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, to find out how school counselors in her district use Naviance to support their students and engage them in conversations about college and career opportunities before they reach high school.
Kate Pastor’s care for her students and success as a school counselor led her to be recognized as the 2016 School Counselor of the Year. The honor included a trip to the White House where she got to meet First Lady Michelle Obama.
Hobsons was pleased to recognize Lesley University, University of Arkansas, and Whatcom Community College, as the 2015 Hobsons University Excellence Award winners. The winners were announced during the Excellence Awards Lunch on the second day of the weeklong Hobsons University conference held July 26 – 30 in San Antonio, Texas.
Here are three new things you can look forward to at the 2016 Naviance Summer Institute.
While College Signing Day is a great opportunity to show support for students, many schools across the country keep the programming going beyond College Signing Day. For example, Wakefield High School in Arlington, Va., nurtures a college-going culture throughout the school year. Here are three things they are doing that might spark ideas at your school.
For the first time at Naviance Summer Institute, we are offering a full track of focus group discussions to allow attendees to provide input on Naviance features and solutions.
Redefining Success for Our Children: Madeline Levine Engages with NSI 2016 Participants
This fall, students all over the country are beginning their higher education journey. Some may be familiar with the college environment—thanks to their siblings, or stories from their parents—but for others, this is a brand new world.
Youngstown State University uses Starfish by Hobsons to streamline processes, improve course completion rates, and increase faculty engagement.
Here are three new things you can look forward to at Hobsons University 2016.
What if you only had five minutes on stage – what would you say? We are excited to announce Take 5!, a new interactive closing session that will educate and inspire our HU community. There won’t be a reading of bios or long explanations. Take 5! is a quick and fun way for our clients to share best practices and success stories and for HU participants to learn new tips, engage, and have fun.
Advice from expert Jeff Selingo on ways students can gain practical job experience before college graduation.
Hobsons is pleased to recognize Flagstaff High School, of Flagstaff, Arizona, as the Naviance College and Career Readiness winner in the 2016 Hobsons Education Advances Awards. Stephen M. Smith, President of Advising and Admissions Solutions at Hobsons and co-founder of Naviance, announced the winner on the final day of the Naviance Summer Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona. Their award included $2,500.00 to promote the school’s college and career readiness efforts.
Today we launch Episode 7 of Upgraded by Hobsons, a free monthly podcast accessible through iTunes.
Hobsons welcomes Indianapolis Public Schools to Naviance.
In Texas, the Manor Independent School District is working to help each student graduate with two pieces of paper – a high school diploma and an industry certificate.
Check out these three ways to boost your engagement at NSI 2016.
High school students, their parents, and K-12 school counselors spend a lot of time and energy exploring where students should go to college. But best-selling education author Jeffrey J. Selingo says how they go to college is much more important in determining their success in the workplace and in life.
Location, location, location. We all know it matters when making investments in housing. But what about location’s effect on education? If a student lives in a more affluent neighborhood, he or she may receive a better-quality education. Disparities from one neighborhood to another can range from differences in course offerings, funding, and the number of highly skilled teachers. Neighborhoods with lower income residents can have a difficult time attracting highly skilled teachers.
In Mississippi, the Columbus Municipal School District (CMSD) recognized that in order to be prepared for challenges of life after high school completion, students need exposure to career fields and college options before students reach their junior and senior years.
To retain students and help them complete their education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln administrators wanted to transform the university’s advising culture and needed a central advising system to lead this transformation.
Relive a few highlights from Hobsons University 2015, our tenth year anniversary.
Here are four ways to boost your engagement at Hobsons University 2016 and get the most out of your conference experience.