Hobsons Education Advances
Hobsons connects learning to life by matching students to opportunity across a lifetime of education decisions.
Nearly 60% of first-year college students find they aren’t prepared for college, despite being technically eligible for it. Employers are also finding that students are not being properly prepared for the workforce in key areas.
We aim to change that by delivering college and career readiness solutions that help bridge the gap between college access and completion by engaging students throughout their educational journey.
Naviance by Hobsons is a college and career readiness solution that helps districts and schools align student strengths and interests to postsecondary goals, improving student outcomes and connecting learning to life
The personality and career assessments are invaluable as we work with students to discover areas of interest and set goals for the future.
Incarnate Word Academy High School, Corpus Christi, TX
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Through self-discovery and collaboration with parents, teachers and school counselors, Naviance enables students to find college and career pathways that are right for them.
The career planning and assessment tools in Naviance allow students to realize their strengths, goals, skills, knowledge, values, constraints, and interests in future careers, to help them make better academic decisions.
Naviance offers a variety of academic planning tools, including individual learning plans and college test preparation, to help enhance school counseling efforts and provide students with the right help at the right time. Naviance also helps increase student engagement at your school with its interactive platform.
Whether it’s matching colleges to a student’s career interests, or comparing admissions rates at a student’s top college choices, Naviance’s college planning tools allow students and families to make informed decisions.
Technology is just one piece of the puzzle; see how our implementation, consulting and training services help ensure your success. Need more? Hobsons offers a variety of outsourced services including online program management, enrollment management and international student services to help you scale your institution’s college readiness, admissions, advising and retention efforts.
Intersect™ facilitates increased institutional awareness, connections with best-fit students, and networking opportunities with school counselors who advise students on their postsecondary options.
You can add thousands of students to the top of your enrollment funnel, but are they students who are ready to hear your message and interested in what your institution can offer?
Intersect™ helps you focus on students who are both a match for your institution and for whom your institution is a good fit, increasing the likelihood of successful application and enrollment.
Intersect™ by Hobsons is an innovative, comprehensive platform of matching solutions that helps higher ed institutions increase awareness with high school counselors and students to facilitate connections with best-fit students.
The Hobsons Counselor Community allows our university to have a conversation with one of the most important influencers in the college search: the high school counselor. Just like with a prospective student, having an ongoing dialogue about our university with the school counseling staff allows them to get a more complete picture about what we have to offer and more importantly, allows the high school counselors to form a clearer picture about which students at their school would be a good fit at our university. Finding a university that is a good fit for the student is what the college search is all about.
Director of Admission, Heidelberg University, Ohio
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Raise awareness of your institution with students, families, and school counselors by displaying enhanced College Profile Pages within Naviance, with information students need to help determine whether your institution would be a good fit for them. Additionally, the Hobsons Counselor Community brings together school counselors and college admission counselors in a professional community intended to increase communication and networking, provide valuable information, and, ultimately, help students make good decisions about where to apply and enroll.
Students need to know when they are a potential match for your institution, learn more about what your institution offers, and connect with your college or university if it appears to be a good fit. ActiveMatch helps students discover best-fit higher education options by allowing them to connect with colleges and universities looking for prospective students just like them. You can identify characteristics indicating which students are a good academic match, as well as find students who fit specific demographic variables (race, ethnicity, geography, class year, attendance at an under-represented school) and present messages about your institution to students who possess those characteristics. Students choosing to “connect” with your institution via ActiveMatch are highly likely to apply.
To help increase in-person connections with students, Events enables you to promote on-campus activities and events to students, who can then RSVP within Naviance. RepVisits reduces the time and effort needed to set up a high school visit schedule and sign up for college fairs. You can schedule multiple high schools in the same city at once, see travel optimization recommendations, and learn critical details about the high school before you arrive.
We believe every student should be able to finish what they start.
No two students are alike, but all of them face challenges as they navigate their higher education experiences. Fortunately, you have people and systems in place to help them. But to move the needle, you must accelerate, automate and optimize your student retention strategies.
There is no time to waste.
Starfish by Hobsons helps more than 450 higher education institutions plan and scale their student success, support and retention initiatives to enable more students to achieve their goals.
We want to help students stay focused on achieving their ultimate goal of graduation. Starfish gives them the ability to connect with the correct resources to do just that.
System Administrator, University of Montana
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Let us help! We listen carefully to all your stakeholders in order to make sure we meet your specific needs. Starfish consultants can assess your institutional readiness for change, catalyze important conversations, identify your strengths, configure your system, train your champions, and measure the impact of your current student success landscape so you can plan for the future.
Research shows students are more likely to succeed if they are connected to an informed, connected campus community. Starfish can not only alert students when they’ve gone off-track, but can also show them the steps they need to take – and the resources you’ve already put in place – to maintain their momentum towards completion.
Your faculty, advisors, counselors, coaches, and other practitioners are already doing so much to help so many. Starfish provides data and tools so they can work smarter, not harder. We can show them how to look for patterns of need, identify concerns, communicate with each other, reach out to the students, and close the loop when issues are resolved.
Even strong students can take a wrong turn, especially if they’re unclear on their goal and the path they’ll need to get there. With Starfish, students can explore career options and build smart degree plans that are attainable, visible, adjustable… and customized to fit a student’s specific schedule.
Starfish uses your own historic data to build predictive models that can point you towards student populations with higher risk, so you know how to focus your limited resources. It’s not a “black box” – we’ll show you what happens under the hood. The process takes weeks, not years, and we will help you every step of the way.
A Vibrant Community
Our community of active Starfish users includes higher education professionals from more than 450 colleges, universities, and state systems. They’re eager to share their experiences and collaborate on best practices, and we nurture those networks with ongoing training, Webinars, regional Student Success Summits, and an annual conference, Hobsons Summer Institute .