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Chegg and CSO Research, Inc. to track career outcomes of recent college graduates

Groundbreaking new national study of college graduates tracks career progression at graduation and at 3, 6, and 12 months after commencement.

Chegg, the Student Hub, and CSO Research, Inc. recently announced a partnership to create a groundbreaking nationwide tracking survey of career outcomes for recent college graduates. The Outcomes Survey®, which CSO Research currently conducts on behalf of more than 120 schools, provides rich insights on how recent grads fare immediately after commencement and at three, six and 12 months after finishing their studies at specific schools. In partnership with Chegg, The Outcomes Survey will now be expanded into a national study of more than 200,000 members of the class of 2015.

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Return on investment in college has been questioned as students are finding themselves unemployed, underemployed or in a job outside their chosen field. Further, 50% of recent graduates do not feel that college prepared them well for employment, and only 39% of hiring managers felt recent graduates were prepared for employment in their field of study.  Outcomes data can be important to students and parents in deciding where to attend college as more than half of recent grads would pick a different major or school if they could make their college choices over again.

“Chegg is committed to improving the outcomes for all students, and understanding how students fare in the workforce after they graduate hasn’t been transparent to-date,” said Anne Dwane, Chief Business Officer at Chegg. “CSO has already proven the effectiveness of The Outcomes Survey as a research tool, and with our reach into the college audience we can now make the survey applicable to the entire graduating class on a national scale.”

Academic institutions that partner with CSO Research to survey their graduates are able to use this outcomes data in their admissions recruiting, academic and career advising, and alumni relations, and to submit career outcomes data and reports to state and federal agencies, the media, professional associations, and accrediting bodies. Partner schools also receive an anonymized national aggregate dataset at six and 12 months post-graduation for use comparing their students to national averages.

“The Outcomes Survey is a rich data source for the more than 120 schools that already use it, offering administrators insights into how their classes fare upon graduation and potentially identifying areas for intervention,” said Matt Berndt, Vice President of CSO Research, Inc. “For students and parents, the national survey offers the type of comparable data that is necessary to make informed decisions on what and where they study based on potential career tracks.”

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Announcing the 2016 CSO Training & Networking Conference Dates!

Mark your calendars! Our next conference will be filled with helpful information and valuable networking opportunities for our great clients!



Tuesday, May 17 – Friday, May 20, 2016

Registration and Welcome Reception begins Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. and final session ends at 11:00 a.m. on Friday.



Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol
701 East 11st Street
Austin, TX 78701

Hotel room rate: $189/night



Early bird registration:* $300
Regular registration: $350

*Early bird dates TBD – registration opening soon

Registration fee includes:

  • Welcome Reception drinks and appetizers
  • Breakfast Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings
  • Dinner and entertainment Wednesday evening
  • Lunch on Thursday
  • 3rd Annual 5k Fun Run on Town Lake


Great CSO training, awesome networking opportunities with colleagues, one-on-one sessions with a CRM team member and having fun with our CSO staff!

Not convinced? Check out photos from last year’s conference!

Upcoming CSO Training Webinars

Training Webinars Summer 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! Based on your feedback we’ve made the registration process easier than ever. Click on a webinar topic below to register!

DIY Site Review
Wednesday, June 24 @ 2pm CT
Friday, June 26 @ 10am CT

Recent Features
Wednesday, July 29 @ 2pm CT
Friday, July 31 @ 10am CT

Email Basics
Wednesday, August 26 @ 2pm CT
Friday, August 28 @ 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.

Seven more Roundtables in 2015…

…there’s still time to register for a CSO Roundtable near you!2015 CSO Roundtables

Click on individual roundtable locations below to learn more, or visit the FAQ page for event details and to register.

Photos from the 2015 EU-USA Career Services Tour

The Expanding Horizons Tour was a great success!

Representatives of the University of Groningen (the Netherlands), the University of Padua (Italy) and the University of Aberdeen (Scotland) spent a week touring California where they met with career center professionals at Stanford University, UC Berkeley and the University of Southern California, and connected with recruiters in the Silicon Valley and southern California in this first annual international exchange. Topics included career coaching strategies, career services delivery models, entrepreneurism, workforce globalization, technology and big data.

EU-USA tour - LinkedIn

At the LinkedIn offices

EU-USA Tour - San Francisco

A foggy morning near the Golden Gate Bridge

EU-USA Tour at USC

The USC Career Center team showing their school pride

EU-USA Tour - UC Berkley

UC Berkley Career Center

Tradeshows and Conferences

Where will the CSO team be in 2015?

The 2015 conference season is in full swing! 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!

TV winner - Laurie Hollister NYIT

The TV winner at NACE – Laurie from NYIT

iPod winner - Vicki from Lafayette College

iPod winner at EACE – Vicky from Lafayette College

iPod winner - Charles from University of Baltimore

iPod winner at EACE – Charles from University of Baltimore

MBA CSEA Global Conference – Dallas, TX
June 23 – 26, 2015  |

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

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

SoACE Annual Conference – Austin, TX
December 6 – 9, 2015  |

MPACE Annual Conference – Anaheim, CA
December 9 – 11, 2015  |

Meet the CSO Team!

Get to know Mike, member of The Outcomes Survey® team and avid skeeballer!