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May 2015 eNews

Your CSO System is going to look a little different … very soon!

New visual enhancements are coming to the CSO System.

Great news!  We are getting ready to release visual enhancements to the CSO System that will benefit you and your users!

What do the visual enhancements include?

A clean font, a refreshed color scheme, and simplified icons are a few of the visual enhancements that are coming very soon for all users of your CSO System – students/alumni, employers, administrators, faculty and mentors.

Zero learning curve!

You and your users won’t need to learn anything new – all features and functions will remain in the same places, they’ll just have a fresh new look. Even our seven free student color themes have been updated!*

*The free color themes are only available for sites using Student Version 2.0. For information about the Student Version 2.0 and instructions for scheduling your upgrade, contact CSO Support.

Follow the 2015 EU-USA Career Services Tour on Social Media!

Watch for the #ExpandingHorizonsTour hashtag to follow and join this unique discussion.

EU-USA Career Services Tour

2015 EU-USA Career Services Tour: Expanding Horizons – Exchanging Ideas – Building Opportunity
Sponsored by CSO Research, Inc., The University of Groningen & Universum

On May 28, representatives of the University of Groningen (the Netherlands), the University of Padua (Italy) and the University of Aberdeen (Scotland) will begin a week-long journey through California, meeting with career center professionals at Stanford University, UC Berkeley and the University of Southern California, and connecting with recruiters in the Silicon Valley and southern California in this first annual international exchange. Led by Mason Gates of CSO Research, Inc., this EU contingent will connect with their peers and partners in the USA to:

  • explore best practices for career services delivery, employer relations and campus recruiting;
  • exchange ideas about the evolving world of work and the implications for career services providers;
  • build professional relationships

Topics will include career coaching strategies, career services delivery models, entrepreneurism, workforce globalization, technology and big data. The tour will then conclude in Anaheim on June 2 when tour participants join the other 1000+ career services and recruiting professionals attending the 2015 Annual Conference of the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

11 Upcoming 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.

120 Schools and Counting…

120 + TOS clients!

Over the next year, the 120+ schools using The Outcomes Survey® (TOS) will gather first destination career outcomes data on their Spring 2015 graduates. Nearly all of their Spring 2015 surveys have launched and data collection will continue until the spring of 2016. These data will allow them to produce the real time and snapshot reports they need to meet reporting standards and respond to questions from current and prospective students, the media, and accrediting bodies.

Join us for a complimentary webinar to learn more about the existing and emerging career outcomes data reporting standards and how you can use TOS to collect the information you need to meet these standards.

Existing and Emerging Standards for Career Outcomes Data Reporting

Understanding the landscape, meeting the expectations, and defining your institution’s career outcomes data collection strategy.

Join us for this overview of the standards for career outcomes data collection and reporting that currently exist or are emerging from the federal government, state legislatures, higher education accrediting bodies and professional associations.

Register for the webinar today!

Meet the CSO Team

Get to know Esme! She’s a coach and editor for The Campus Career Coach and provides client support for The Outcomes Survey.


Upcoming CSO 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! Based on your feedback we’ve made the registration process easier than ever – simply click on a webinar topic below to register.

Spring 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.

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!

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

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

SUNYCDO Annual Conference – Corning, NY
June 10 – 11, 2015  |

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

Florida ACE Annual Conference – St. Augustine, FL
June 17 – 19, 2015  |

SACUCCA Drive-In Conference – New Braunfels, TX
June 19, 2015  |

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  |