CSO System

School Partner Newsletter, October 2017

Thank you for using the CSO System. The team at GradLeaders has timely information to share about our product enhancements as well as industry news to keep you up-to-date with the latest and greatest in career management.

Our team remains committed to ensuring you have the best possible experience using your current software. We’ve recently completed the following performance updates and defect fixes:

  • Ability to update job descriptions for on-campus positions without error has been restored
  • Refund transaction ability has been restored
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements

To view the complete list of features and fixes for the CSO System and other GradLeaders products you can review the monthly release notes at any time by visiting gradleaders.com/release-notes.

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In an effort to continue providing career service offices with industry-leading technology and best-in-class support, we are now offering an opportunity for career centers currently using the CSO System Interfase platform to upgrade to GradLeaders Career Center today for the latest features and enhancements.

Join the 70+ other schools who’ve already upgraded!

"We have received great feedback on the new site! Employers have seen the advantages and are able to self-serve for their on-campus needs, which is a huge benefit. Students love the mobile-friendly platform as well!"

— Shakira Rhodes, Career Services Counselor

Contact upgrade@gradleaders.com to get started.

New at GradLeaders

Browse several product additions and enhancements over the last quarter to drive engagement, increase efficiency and boost employment outcomes:

Cerkl® Automated Newsletters maximize student engagement and save time creating email communications by utilizing an automated solution that personalizes your career services newsletters and the delivery of that content to your busy audience.

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Ad-Hoc Reporting and Advanced Data Management Solutions powered by Looker® offers a new business intelligence platform so you can dive deeper and extract insightful reports from the most robust career services platform available today.

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Job Posting & Credit Card Processing enables you to charge employers for job postings via credit card, cash, check or invoice and then easily track payments from within the system.

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Room Reservations & Credit Card Processing lets you charge employers when they reserve a room via credit card, cash, check or invoice and easily manage scheduling, logistics and payments right within the system.

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Charge for Workshops & Credit Card Processing allows you to charge students when they attend a workshop to offset additional costs to your career center while easily managing payments within your GradLeaders Career Center platform.

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Grapevine Job Offers makes it easy to enter speculative student job offer information by any source, including those heard “through the grapevine,” so you can more effectively report student outcomes data.

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Plus dozens of other enhancements, fixes and other new features including: Company Event Waitlists, New Job Screening Criteria, Student Interface Enhancements and much more. Ready to upgrade to the new GradLeaders Career Center platform?  Contact upgrade@gradleaders.com.

Our team is working hard to make the admin experience even easier with new solutions:

Live Chat will now offer GradLeaders Career Center admin users an easy way to immediately contact our support team with basic questions and receive assistance.

New Super Admin Permissions will enable administrators to edit defined permissions (such as term replacements) so you don’t have to wait for our support team to complete simple tasks. Additionally, an admin data import tool will make transferring large quantities of data more manageable.

Employer Interface Redesign will give your employers access to a modern, mobile-ready interface with self-serve tools to submit OCR requests, post jobs, and search for right-fit students on their own, anytime, anywhere.

CareerTracker™ - Phase 2Admin Task List Imports & Clickable Links will provide students with school-specific task lists to help them stay on track with their career. Tasks will now include clickable deep-links to other partners of the system (i.e. job board, advising appointments, resource library) or to external links. 

Please contact your Customer Relationship manager (CRM) or our Customer Support team at support@gradleaders.com for additional information.

We’re excited to bring you a series of helpful webinars, designed so you can optimize use of our software and connect your students to their dream jobs. We’ve included a few of our upcoming and recently released sessions to serve as another resource.

Maximize Student Engagement and Save Time Creating Email Communications with Cerkl® Automated Newsletters

WHEN: November 9, 2017 11:00 am, EDT

Our new integration with Cerkl® makes it easier than ever to deliver personalized career services newsletters to your very busy audience. Take the hassle out of content distribution by utilizing the news, jobs, events and videos you already have then reach more students by doubling your email open rates and attaining up to 6x as many click-throughs on emails. Cerkl automatically personalizes every newsletter with targeted subject lines and unique content for each user ultimately maximizing engagement with your student body to see more students register with career services! Join us to learn more about this new solution exclusively available through GradLeaders!

Access November 9th Webinar Here

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Simple DIY Tips & Tricks to Customize GradLeaders Career Center for Your Unique Needs

WHEN: December 14, 2017 11:00 am, EDT

With over 300 distinct screens, GradLeaders Career Center is the most robust, comprehensive career management platform in the industry today – but it’s also the most configurable and customizable! Each GradLeaders Career Center platform is unique to each career service office, not only with school-specific branding, logos and colors, but each system includes separate, secure databases for your own student and employer data. GradLeaders Career Center is also packed with simple do-it-yourself tools to customize and configure settings on your own – without the help of our knowledgeable and experienced team.  Join us to learn more about these “super admin” tips and tricks to take control of YOUR GradLeaders Career Center platform.

Access December 14th Webinar Here

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Easy-to-Use Payment Management Systems to Boost Your Career Center Revenue Stream

Are you feeling overwhelmed managing payments, invoices and collection of fees for your various recruiting and career services activities? This session offers an overview of our integrated credit card processing and payment management tools for all your on-campus recruiting events, career fairs, resume databases, job postings, room reservations, workshops and other career services activities right within GradLeaders Career Center.

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New Data Management Tools to Gain Increased Insight Into the Metrics That Matter

The new GradLeaders Career Center data visualization dashboards are ready and more insightful than ever! Empower your career development team users with all-new metrics dashboards and data management tools powered by Looker, the world’s leading business intelligence software and big data analytics platform, to improve your career center operations. In this webinar, we’ll show you how to quickly access the student data you care about most including real-time insights into student engagement, employer engagement, advising appointment and workshop attendance, employment reporting, and more!

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You can access additional webinar information and previous recordings at any time here.

In addition to our own conferences, GradLeaders attends and sponsors a wide variety of industry-related events throughout the year. Here are a few of the upcoming events on our schedule:

MPACE 2017 Annual Conference

December 4-6, 2017 in Seattle, WA
Attend the 2017 MPACE Conference for the opportunity to network with colleagues, develop new ideas and be inspired! LEARN MORE

2017 SoACE Conference

December 10-13, 2017 in San Antonio, TX
Celebrate 10 years at the 2017 SoACE Conference in San Antonio at the Marriott Rivercenter! LEARN MORE

GradLeaders Conference 2018

May 7-10, 2018 in Columbus, OH
This event will feature an all-new format with special tracks for everybody—from deans to career service directors, advisors and employer relations teams to campus recruiters, MBA recruiters, VPs of talent acquisition, HRIS analysts and beyond. As per usual, we’ll offer numerous networking opportunities as well as additional hands-on best practices training sessions. No matter what GradLeaders conference you've attended in the past, be sure to save the date for this event. More information to come soon!

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View information about all upcoming events.

Exclusive New GradLeaders and Cerkl Partnership Offers Tailored Job Search Content and Targeted Career Center News, Curated for College Students to Maximize Engagement with Career Service Offices and Help Students Find Their Dream Jobs

GradLeaders has announced an exclusive partnership with Cerkl, a company that uses behavioral analytics and machine learning to generate personalized content via email, web and mobile applications. 

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New GradLeaders and Burning Glass Partnership Offers Users Insights Into the Campus Recruiting & Student Job Market

Dublin, OH – GradLeaders, the market leader in campus recruitment and career services technology has announced a new partnership with Burning Glass Technologies, the industry leader in labor market data that has cracked the genetic code on an ever-changing skilled job market. Together, they can now offer campus recruiting teams and career development offices artificial intelligence tools that provide real-time insight into the job market.

Infographic: Latest Outcomes Data from New Graduates Across the Country (Class of 2016 Fall/Winter, 6 months Post-Graduation)

This infographic report summarizes the results of over 9,600 direct responses from graduates of the Fall/Winter class of 2016 who participated in The Outcomes Survey to report their post-graduation activities.

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Announcing the Starting Employment Outcomes for the Class of Spring 2017

This infographic report summarizes the results of over 19,600 direct responses from graduates of the Spring class of 2017 who participated in The Outcomes Survey to report their post-graduation activities.

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Meet Our Growing Team

We’re excited to grow the GradLeaders team so we can continue to better serve you! That’s why we’re pleased to announce the following team members:

  • George Goslin, QA Analyst
  • Matthew Hall, Customer Relationship Manager
  • Jim Morton, Customer Support Associate
  • Kyle Stull, New Partner Sales - Schools
Meet the Rest of the Team

“As I began my career as a recruiter with Eaton this year, I was working under a tight time frame of 3 months to hire 7 perfect-fit candidates. I thought it was impossible, however, with GradLeaders Recruiting, I simply input the criteria I was looking for and let the software do the rest! I was able to accomplish this task as a brand new Eaton recruiting team member, and I’m excited to continue using this tool.”

Althea Foxx, University Relations, Campus Manager