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Find out about the program management needs and pain points of school service programs and how x2VOL simplifies digital administration.
Learn how Hobsons collects user feedback to guide the visual design and functionality of popular features of Naviance.
Learn how getting real-life professionals to talk about their careers is an excellent way to help connect learning to life and keep students engaged in school.
We’ve made some updates to improve ease of navigation, increase visibility of client notifications, and highlight help within Naviance.
Jennifer Forrest, Department Chair of Counseling at Clover High School, shares how Naviance helped take her counseling program from chaos to capability to creativity over the course of five years.
TeenLife has teamed up with STEMconnector® to publish the 2013 TeenLife Guide to STEM Programs. This 40-page digital guide is easy to share with parents, students, and other educators in your school community.
The convergence of HE and K-12 education systems is putting Hobsons in a great position to help students and institutions in exciting new ways.
Reaching out to every individual student in your school can be difficult, but thanks to the consuming presence of technology in modern students’ lives, building the feeling of connection and belonging within the school community is easier than ever.
Gallup’s StrengthsExplorer® now available in Naviance.
Helping your students find the perfect performing and visual arts college can be a challenge. Here are some tips to help you guide them in their college search.
To increase student engagement, first measure engagement with the Gallup Student Poll, then let students have more freedom of choice in their school day.
View the 5 step process for matching your Common App and Naviance Family Connection accounts.
To achieve academic success, engage students through three dimensions of student life: academically, socially, and emotionally.
Students identify the cross-section of their interests and watch video interviews of leaders with similar passions.
Gallup research tools provide schools with clues on how students can achieve their full potential.
It may seem overwhelming at first, but balancing college school work and socializing will keep you both successful and happy as a student.
A rising senior at Wakefield High School shares her experiences with Naviance and how it has helped to shape her future.
Donna E. Shalala recently spoke to a group of K-12 educators about the changing landscape of higher education at the annual Naviance Summer Institute in Naples, Florida.
Check out the interviews that students conducted as part of the Roadtrip Nation Experience.
Naviance has taken UMHS from a Title 1 school with fair student outcomes to a Title 1 school with incredible student outcomes, with substantial data to back it up.
Naviance helps two schools transition from reactive to proactive guidance, with impressive results in student outcomes.
Students find interviews meaningful and relevant to their lives today.
The PrepMe Vocabulary Quiz is a fun and easy Facebook game that helps you build your SAT vocabulary skills and prep you for the big test. Score points, win badges, and challenge your friends to come out on top in our weekly tournament.
For the past two years, Wendy has helped Hobsons clients troubleshoot issues and navigate our solutions by committing herself to building genuine relationships with schools and districts across the country.
Learn how one school is making great strides towards all students being college- and career-ready with Naviance.
Mineola High School on Long Island, New York is in its first year implementing Naviance and is finding creative ways to engage students with the platform.
Use MI Advantage to personalize the learning experience.
Connecting daily with 6,000 students in one school district is made easier with Naviance Student, the app for iPhone and iPod touch.
Community service is increasing among high school students and schools are having a hard time pointing them toward meaningful, diverse and transformative volunteer opportunities.
Student-conducted interviews with leaders focus on following a passion to achieve unique goals.
School counselors play a large role in students’ lives, but their support doesn’t stop at helping students decide on majors, choose classes and deal with personal and academic stress.
Summer can be a valuable opportunity for students to develop and improve important skills. Here are some ideas to consider for guiding students to summer enrichment or other programs outside the classroom.
A guidance director explains how her school uses Naviance Course Planner to help students create course plans that satisfy graduation requirements.
Schools across the country are discovering that Naviance is a one-stop-shop solution that allows them to create individual pathways for students to achieve their goals.
Stephen Smith, co-founder of Naviance sits down with Carol Stack, principal at Hardwick Day, to explain how students use Naviance now, and how it can serve both schools and students in the future.
Donald Przytula, guidance director at New Fairfield Public Schools, shares his experience of overcoming the challenges of college application season during Hurricane Sandy.
Naviance is full of useful features for students and educators. Here are five things that you may not have know are available.
We spoke with Michael Homza, college counselor for St. Edward High School in Ohio, to find out how they are using Naviance Alumni Tracker to report on post-secondary outcomes of their students.
A partnership with TeenLife helps to better connect students to enrichment programs through Naviance.
What are students most nervous about as they prepare for college interviews?
Understanding post-secondary outcomes for your students is an increasingly important measure for how well your high school is performing.
Studies show that parent involvement in a student's education can lead to better academic performance, yet schools often struggle to get parents involved.
Free learning app for teens helps connect learning to life and makes it fun.
Naviance Network online community is designed to help Naviance users connect with colleagues, get answers to questions, share best practices, and much more.
Naviance eDocs offers a one-stop shop for schools and districts that are looking to more effectively manage transcripts, letters of recommendation and other supporting college application documents.
Naviance eDocs has transformed the process of sending electronic transcripts and letters of recommendation, and all but done away with mailing paper forms at his school. Now, it’s as simple as ‘upload and send’.
We are gearing up for some pretty exciting changes, and I would like you to be among the first to get the news.
College admissions and recruiting for high school athletes can be tricky. Many athletes end up at colleges that are not a good academic and social fit and many are dissatisfied with their choices.
One of the more common questions we hear is some variation of "What is the Lexile measure for a fifth-grade student?"
College and career readiness is ultimately about learning, and effective learning is about providing a personalized experience that reaches each student where he or she is.