Student Engagement

Ottawa University Selects Starfish by Hobsons as Exclusive Student Success Platform

Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, today announced that Ottawa University has chosen to partner with Starfish to increase the retention and graduation rates of its student population. The Starfish solution will support more than 4,000 students served by Ottawa University’s on-campus and fully online programs.

Hobsons and New Tech Network Announce Partnership to Support Students for Post-secondary Success

Hobsons, the education technology leader behind Naviance, a college, career, and life readiness (CCLR) platform, and New Tech Network (NTN), a leading design partner for comprehensive K – 12 school change, announced today a partnership initiative to provide Naviance to secondary schools as part of a college access network of Texas high schools.

Reaching Today’s Students with Strategic Communication

By streamlining all communication efforts within Starfish, advisors and faculty can maximize their outreach, encourage student participation, and reduce no-shows. Learn more from Tina Balser, Director of Student Success Initiatives at the University of Missouri-Columbia,and team, as they review their most effective personal strategies for reaching students.

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National School Counselor Week | Cathy Longstreet

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.

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National School Counselor Week | Amanda Fitts, Arcadia High School

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.

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National School Counselor Week | Jessica Vocatura, Norwich Free Academy

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.

Naviance Launches Course Planner for Students, Aligning Coursework with Career Pathways

Hobsons, the education technology leader behind Naviance, announced today the launch of a new Naviance Course Planner, created to give students ownership over their course plans and align them to career interests and graduation requirements. With over 13 million students in 13,000 schools across the United States using its technology, Naviance is the most widely adopted college, career, and life readiness (CCLR) platform in the country.

Reimagined Solution for Personal Graduation Plans Introduced at TASA Midwinter

Hobsons, the education technology leader behind Naviance, introduced a reimagined solution at TASA Midwinter for meeting Personal Graduation Plan (PGP) requirements outlined by the Texas Education Association (TEA). Co-developed with Texas districts including Houston ISD, Humble ISD, and Comal ISD, Naviance Course Planner ensures each student has a career-aligned course plan for middle school and high school that advances them toward a best-fit career.

2019 Naviance Student Survey Webinar

Check out our 2019 Naviance Student Survey Webinar with Melissa Meyer, Intersect Director of Integrated Marketing. In the webinar Melissa takes a deep dive into the three main learnings of the survey.

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Course Planning with Fort Smith Public Schools

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.