Leading U.S. Education and Career Planning Tool Expands into Asia Pacific

Students in Australia, Malaysia, and Indonesia can now access the Naviance platform to identify education and career opportunities at home and abroad

ARLINGTON, VA – June 1, 2016 – Hobsons, the leading provider of college and career readiness, admissions and enrollment management, and student success and advising solutions, announced today the expansion of its popular digital platform, Naviance, into the Australian and Asia-Pacific markets. The new solution will enable students in the region to explore postsecondary education and career options in Australia and around the world.

A recent Gallup Student Poll found that student engagement in Australia declines significantly over time, dropping from 75 percent of students who report that they are engaged in their studies in Year 5 to just 51 percent in Year 12. As a result, educators across Australia are looking for new ways to help students make the connection between academics and their lifelong goals. 

“We needed a solution that helps our students, who are often from families with no history of higher education participation, understand themselves and then apply that knowledge to set goals for opportunities they would not have otherwise considered,” said Margie Lee from Northern Adelaide Senior College. “Naviance helps our school to engage students by demonstrating how their educational success and choices today affect their long-term goals, opening a world of possibilities.”

Naviance helps increase student engagement in school by aligning student strengths and interests to long-term academic and career goals, while enabling school counselors and administrators to track progress towards those goals. School counselors and educators also use Naviance to deliver individualized guidance and instruction to each student, helping to tailor their university search, identify the best-fit academic path for them, and track their progress along the way. 

 “We are thrilled to provide students in Asia Pacific with the tools to contextualize their education and plan for their future,” said Stephen M. Smith, president of advising and admissions solutions at Hobsons. “Students will be able to explore how their interests match to university majors and careers and to identify education options that will be a good fit. Our expansion into the APAC market reflects our mission to ensure that all students have the support and resources they need to succeed academically and in life.”  

Worldwide, more than 10,000 schools in more than 100 countries already use Naviance to help students explore and apply to U.S. colleges and universities. As part of the APAC expansion, Naviance will now incorporate Australian higher education institutions in response to strong demand among international students.

The platform will be available to secondary schools in Australia, Malaysia, and Indonesia, giving students in the region access to better information about higher education options in the United States and Australia. For more information about Naviance, visit the website here.


About Hobsons
Hobsons helps students identify their strengths, explore careers, create academic plans, match to best-fit educational opportunities, and reach their education and life goals. Through our solutions, we enable thousands of educational institutions to improve college and career planning, admissions and enrollment management, and student success and advising for millions of students around the globe. Hobsons works with more than 12,000 schools, colleges, and universities and serves more than 13 million students.

Media Contact:  Sarah Herring, 202-479-7149, sarah@whiteboardadvisors.com


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