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Learn about best practices from Naviance users, read customer success stories, and discover new ways to extend the reach of your college and career readiness efforts from a wide-variety of third-party experts.

Hobsons Acquires Starfish

By Stephen M. Smith, President, Advising and Admissions, Hobsons

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At Hobsons, we want to be the student’s trusted advisor, developing solutions that connect learning to life and helping students maximize the value of their education. Our goal is to start early and guide students through a lifetime of education decisions, from grade school through graduate school.

Moving from the Dark Age to the 21st Century at BASIS Schools

By Kim Oppelt, Community Relations Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Academic & College Planning, Self-Discovery & Career Exploration

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BASIS Chandler and BASIS Scottsdale, open-enrollment charter schools located just outside of Phoenix, neared the end of the 2012-13 school year facing significant challenges. With no central location to track college application data, transcripts sent, letters of recommendation, and test scores, the staff was ill-prepared to ensure college application materials were tracked and submitted on time. BASIS knew they needed a solution.

Join Us for Naviance Summer Institute 2015!

By Don Tollman, Vice President, Non-Profit & Foundation Partnerships , Hobsons

Filed under: Naviance Summer Institute

Do you want to get your students and parents more actively engaged with Naviance? Are you interested in learning about Naviance best practices? Does reconnecting with old - and meeting new - friends and colleagues inspire you? Join us for the 2015 Naviance Summer Institute at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson, AZ, July 6 – 9, 2015!

Three Key Themes from the White House Convening on College and Career Readiness

By Kim Oppelt, Community Relations Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Education Policy & Advocacy, News & Events


Recently, Hobsons joined educators from across the country at the White House Convening on College and Career Readiness at San Diego State University. During this two-day gathering, participants heard from leaders in the field of college counseling, counselor education, and government relations. The conversations at the convening were endless, but several themes emerged throughout.

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