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January 2015 eNews

New Year’s Greetings from CSO Research!

Helping launch the careers of the college-educated workforce…in 2015 and beyond!

Where Are They Now?

National Report on the Career Outcomes of Spring 2014 College Graduates

Join us for this webinar presenting the first and only nationally standardized data on the career outcomes of U.S. college graduates, collected using The Outcomes Survey®.

Register now!

In spring 2014, 54 institutions in 22 states began gathering first destination career outcomes data on their graduates using The Outcomes Survey® (TOS). Beginning in May, 36,515 spring 2014 graduates were surveyed at graduation, three months after graduation and six months after graduation. These graduates will be surveyed again one year after graduation.

In this webinar, Max Wartel, Head of Research and Analysis for CSO Research, Inc., will present highlights of the responses collected by six months after graduation by the 36 institutions that followed The Outcomes Survey® “Gold Standard” research methodology in surveying their spring 2014 graduates, certifying that their data adheres to the TOS best practice standards for institutional research and qualifying it to be included in TOS National Reports on First Destination Career Outcomes and beyond.

For more information on The Outcomes Survey®, go to

Upcoming Training Webinars

Training Webinars Spring 2015 Schedule

Whether it’s your first time exploring a topic or you’re just looking for a refresher, we encourage you to attend our live webinar training sessions! We’ve listened to your feedback and made the registration process even easier. Click on a webinar topic below to register!

Utilizing Recent System Changes and Improvements – What You Need to Know!
Wednesday, January 28 @ 2pm CT / Friday, January 30 @ 10am CT

Maximizing Student Engagement
Wednesday, February 25 @ 2pm CT / Friday, February 27 @ 10am CT

How to Effectively Personalize your CSO System
Wednesday, March 25 @ 2pm CT / Friday, March 27 @ 10am CT

Quick and Easy Support Information – Navigating the CSO Client Services Page
Wednesday, April 22 @ 2pm CT / Friday, April 24 @ 10am CT

Year-End Reporting – Review and Open Forum
Wednesday, May 27 @ 2pm CT / Friday, May 29 @ 10am CT

Please Note: For a comprehensive list of upcoming webinars with registration links: log in to your CSO System as an Administrator > click “Help” in the top menu bar to access Client Services > click the CSO University option in the left navigation bar > select Training Webinars.

CSO System Add-on Spotlight: Credit Card Processing

Did you know that you can accept credit card payments from employers and/or students from within your CSO System?

CSO credit card processing is an optional feature with the Career Events module of your CSO System. Many schools use it to allow online payment as part of career fair registration for employers. Some schools use it to charge employers for job postings and process employer sponsorships fees. Some use it to accept online payments from students for fee-based events like etiquette dinners and career exploration trips.

CSO credit card processing:

  • is optional, event-specific and customizable. You can use it for some events and not others, and you define and control the types and amounts of all fees you charge.
  • accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express.
  • allows you to monitor your invoices, receipts, registrations and revenue in real-time.

What does it cost?

A 5% service charge per credit card transaction covers all financial institution fees and administrative processing services. It is the only cost associated with managing career events in your CSO System.

For more information on CSO credit card processing services, download the PDF and contact our Sales Team at 1-866-705-4201 extension 2 or email

*Note: the CSO Credit Card Processing Add-on is currently only available for US-based clients.

2015 CSO Roundtables

Register today for a CSO Roundtable near you!

We’re excited to announce that the 2015 season of CSO Roundtables is underway! After years of hosting our Training & Networking Conference here in Austin, we’ve decided it’s time to bring the action to you!  This year, instead of holding one major conference in a single location, we’re setting up multiple, day-long Roundtables across the country to promote local networking and collaboration.

Click on each roundtable location below to learn more, or visit the FAQ page for complete details and to register.

Tradeshows and Conferences

Where will the CSO team be in 2015?

Members of the CSO team will be exhibiting and/or presenting at the following conferences. If you’re attending, stop by our booth and say hello!

CEIA Annual Conference – Atlanta, GA
March 29 – 31, 2015  |

AIR Forum – Denver, CO
May 26 – 29, 2015  |

NACE Conference & Expo – Anaheim, CA
June 2 – 5, 2015  |

EACE Annual Conference – Pittsburgh, PA
June 17 – 19, 2015  |

NCDA Global Conference – Denver, CO
June 30 – July 2, 2015  |

MWACE Annual Conference – Chicago, IL
July 20 – 22, 2015  |


Meet the CSO Team

Meet Gonzalo from the CSO Support Team!

CSO’s Holiday Party

CSO team members, along with family and friends, celebrated 2014 in style!