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We at Starfish by Hobsons are continuing to monitor the latest information regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As you are aware, the situation continues to evolve, and many educational institutions have taken pragmatic measures to protect their students, faculty, administrators, and staff.
We at Hobsons are continuing to monitor the latest information regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As you are aware, the situation continues to evolve, and many educational institutions have taken pragmatic measures to protect their students and staff.
We at Naviance by Hobsons are continuing to monitor the latest information regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). To support schools and districts through this unprecedented period, we have made many resources available to our Naviance clients.
Learn how institutions are incorporating Starfish into their emergency preparations and shifts to remote learning environments.
The Hastings Area School System is a rural school district located in southwest Michigan. One of the gems of the district is one of their school counselors, Cathy Longstreet. She has been with the Hastings Area School System for 23 years, currently serving as a school counselor at Hastings High School and K12 Counseling Department chair.
Amanda Fitts is the college and career counselor at Arcadia High School located in Arcadia, California. She has been a school counselor for 13 years and has been with Arcadia High School for three years. Amanda started her career as a math and psychology teacher before going back to school for a counseling degree.
Jessia Vocatura is a school counselor at Norwich Free Academy (NFA) in Norwich, Connecticut. Norwich Free Academy is an independent 9th through 12th-grade high school that supports students from 14 different towns. Jessica has been with Norwich Free Academy for 24 years and has been the department chair for school counseling since 2014.
In a recent blog post, we shared that 21 schools in 13 states are participating in early access to the new Course Planner, which launched on December 16, 2019. The participating schools have played an integral part in ensuring that proper implementation and training materials were available for all clients when the new Course Planner is launched.
High Intent Inquiry Blog Pt 2 - Not All Inquiries Are Equal: What do I do with High Intent Inquiries
Okay, you’ve identified your high intent inquiries – a student that has raised their hand in some way to demonstrate a heightened level of interest in your institution. Now what?
By assigning different categories to inquiries, institutions can take the first step towards focusing their recruitment efforts and investments on activities that have the most impact. Let’s walk through defining a high intent inquiry and identifying inquiries.
One of the most important decisions a student makes is what they will do after they graduate high school. Hobsons’ mission is to connect learning to life by matching students to opportunities across a lifetime of education decisions.
According to Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, by 2020 about 65% of the jobs will require some form of education or training beyond high school. Whether students decide to go straight to a college or technical school, join the military, or enter the workforce after high school, they must understand what’s required to reach their goals.
A comprehensive look at the 2019 Naviance Student, for the first time we share insights on the postsecondary search of students in Naviance.
Located in New Rochelle, New York in Westchester County lies The Ursuline School, which is an all-girls, independent, private, Roman Catholic middle and high school. We had the opportunity to speak with Elizabeth Roper, Director of College and Academic Counseling, to learn more about how The Ursuline School is using Naviance to best support students and connect with families.
Recruiting college students is complicated, unique, data-driven and a little magical. I’m not going to claim it’s one-size-fits-all or that anyone can predict what high school students are going to end up deciding. But I am going to tell you why you need to deepen the analysis of your student data for ROI purposes and then tell you how Intersect can do that for you; for free.
The National Clearinghouse Research Center released its seventh annual report on current data around high school graduates’ postsecondary outcomes. Findings in this report show that there continues to be a large gap between higher-income and low-income high schools in student enrollment, persistence, and completion.
The topics and sessions at the conference became immediately personal and related to Starfish as we discussed students’ need for the sense of belonging, the need for faculty engagement and research on student challenges, and the need to identify and address root causes of performance/outcomes. These are topics that the Strategic Consultants address on the campuses with whom we work.
There are lots of reasons to ensure that all students--and I do mean all students--who seek a higher education are able to successfully complete. This includes a range of important reasons such as ensuring that opportunities are equitable and attainable as well as ensuring that the country stays competitive in our increasingly global economy.
Naviance by Hobsons will be attending the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) from September 26-28 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. This conference brings together over 6,500 counseling and admission professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education.
This summer, we welcomed 20 college students to join the Hobsons’ team for the 2019 Summer Internship Program. Students spent 10 weeks working on various projects to support three product lines: Naviance, Intersect, and Starfish. Our Summer Internship Program exemplifies our commitment to supporting student success, along their educational journey. It is our mission come to life within the walls of our Arlington, VA and Cincinnati, OH offices.
Educational goals take a backseat when students are unable to support their own basic food and housing needs. Starfish is extremely proud to partner with the Hope Center to give our institutions the ability to identify and support these students in need and help them reach their academic goals.
At this year’s Hobsons Summer Institute, we shared the announcement of our new Course Planner Reimagined launching December 16, 2019. The new Course Planner Reimagined was designed based on the collective feedback of hundreds of clients across numerous states to improve the overall experience within Naviance for staff and students. Read our blog post to learn more!
Last month, more than 1,000 educators descended upon beautiful Marco Island, Florida, for the 2019 edition of Hobsons Summer Institute (HSI). Individuals’ goals for attending the conference were varied but were led by the opportunity to network with other professionals from across the country, learn best practices in expert-led sessions, and stay up to date on the latest education technology trends. Here are five of our big takeaways from the conference:
Fall is a time for new classes, a new routine, and perhaps a new school. Have you thought about how this year will help you reach your goals? Read our blog to learn 3 things you can do now to take ownership over your future.
According to the 2019 College and University Basic Needs Insecurity: A National #RealCollege Survey Report, 45% of college student survey respondents reported they were food insecure in the previous 30 days.
5,114,013 students are enrolled in 2-year institutions across the United States in Spring 2019 according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. The impact that community colleges are having on these students is note-worthy.
Another school year is upon us! As you gear up to support students on their educational and career paths, we’ve put together a few tips to start the year and a look at what’s new with Naviance.
Hobsons Summer Institute 2019 is quickly approaching, and we want to make sure you are prepared to have a great conference experience. Check out this list of tips to help you make the most out of #HSI19!
The 2018-2019 school year was another year of growth for RepVisits. The number of high schools utilizing the tool grew by 27% to 3,600 schools and the number of appointments scheduled throughout the year grew 36%.
The Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), in their new report and at their recent policy summit: Elevating Student Voices, feature students and provocative college leaders and gave space for their to tell their stories.
You did it! Another school year has come and gone, and now there’s time to hit the pool and relax for the summer. Summer is an ideal time to take steps to plan for your future. Regardless of your grade, aspirations, or location, you can use these tips to help create a strategy to set and achieve your personal goals.
As a leader in education technology, Hobsons impacts millions of students across the United States each day through its three online solutions, Naviance, Intersect and Starfish. In addition to supporting students via its solutions, Hobsons employees enjoy extending their reach to education-related organizations in our communities.
Starfish supports nearly 500 institutions on its platform -- impacting more than 4 million students every term. We effect change with our schools by integrating enhanced case management tools, predictive analytics, student support and academic planning on a single platform.
In May, we announced improvements to Naviance for the next school year that will have a positive impact on staff, students and parents. Many of these updates are a direct result of user feedback provided in Naviance IDEAS. These advances will help you support college, career and life readiness for all students, specifically in the competencies of Academic Skills, College Knowledge, and Career Knowledge.
Township High School District 214: Aligning Curriculum to Career Pathways for Successful Transitions
Career Knowledge is one of the six key competencies in the College, Career and Life Readiness Framework. K-12 students spend much of their time in school working toward the goal of being prepared to enter the workforce in a career that aligns with their strengths and interests.
One of my favorite parts of our upcoming Hobsons Summer Institute is honoring the Starfish clients who are pushing the industry to raise the bar for student success, drawing on the strengths of their staff, advisors (counselors), faculty, students, and Starfish solution.