Whatcom Community College Embraces Starfish Degree Planner to Improve Student Success

Following phased rollout of Starfish Enterprise Success Platform, Whatcom now makes platform available to all 11,000 enrolled students.

Hobsons Hosts Starfish ‘Going Mobile’ Hackathon

Teams from University of Georgia, Montgomery County Community College join Starfish developers to build new mobile solutions for higher ed students, advisors

Hobsons Names Kate Cassino CEO

Cassino, who joined the company last December as Chief Operating Officer with oversight of the company’s Naviance®, Intersect™, and Starfish® product lines, is now responsible for the success of the entire company.

Hobsons Builds Computers to Benefit Local Schools

Ed-Tech Staffers Donate 60 Computers to help K-12 Students in Washington, DC, and Cincinnati, OH, Learn to Code

Hobsons’ Predictive Analytics Integration: From the PAR Framework to Holistic Tools

VP for Research Ellen Wagner talks about how Hobsons' integration of predictive analytics, including the PAR Framework, has provided the education sector with tools to approach a myriad of issues more holistically — from college and career planning, to recruitment and student matching, to admissions, advising, and student success.

Hobsons Intersect Connects High School Counselors with College Admissions

"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," noted Michael Brown, director of admission for Heidelberg University in Ohio.

$10K grant to help fund readiness program at Teays Valley

The Teays Valley Local School District recently received a $10,000 grant from the Teays Valley Educational Foundation to be used to help purchase the Naviance College and Career Readiness Program, which will be used by all Teays Valley high school and middle school students next school year.

Orange Unified School District: Preparing Students for College and Career

As part of Orange Unified School District’s initiative to graduate college and career-ready students, students begin Career Exploration and Educational Planning in middle school and build on that foundation throughout their four years of high school. To support this College and Career Planning at the secondary level, OUSD has adopted the software program Naviance and can connect each student’s passions to a possible career path and then work with them to create an individual plan to achieve their professional goals fulfilling the District’s mission.

Naviance in World Unified School District

According to Rim of the World Unified School District in California, “Naviance works to encourage students’ interest in college from early on in their high school career and tracks their GPA, high school progress, A-G requirements, and more. In addition, it also has access to hundreds of colleges and universities around the world for students to begin researching.” Rim of the World is expanding their Naviance implementation from High Schools to Middle Schools in school year 2017-2018.

Playing the Trump Card: UK Universities Set to Gain in the Race to Attract International Students

Strategic issues — from the UK’s Referendum on the European Union to the US Presidential election last year — have the potential to influence where international students choose to study.


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