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Hobsons Education Advances Awards: Meet the Judges [Part One]

By Kim Oppelt, Education & Outreach Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Naviance Network, Naviance Summer Institute

The 2016 Hobsons Education Advances Awards are now open for nominations. Hobsons product users are encouraged to submit an application nominating their own institution (or other institutions) for three awards in the categories of K-12 College and Career Readiness, College Admissions and Enrollment, and Higher Ed Student Success and Advising.

Join Us For Naviance Summer Institute 2016!

By Emily Goebel, Communications Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Education Policy & Advocacy, Naviance Network, Naviance Summer Institute


Each year, Naviance Summer Institute provides the inspiration, education, and connections you need to improve college and career readiness at your school or district. On July 19-21, we will host hundreds of counselors, teachers, school and district administrators, and other K-12 educators for Naviance Summer Institute 2016 at the Hyatt Gainey Ranch Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Bridging the Gap Between K-12 and Community College

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

Filed under: Academic & College Planning, Education Policy & Advocacy, Naviance Summer Institute, Self-Discovery & Career Exploration, Student Engagement

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Community college serves as an important bridge between K-12 and higher education, as well as an important driver for workforce readiness and economic growth. However, despite these important roles community colleges play, we seldom talk about how to improve that transition between K-12 and community college to ensure more successful outcomes.

NSI 2015 Product Forum: Connecting Learning to Life from Start to Finish

By Dan Obregon, Vice President, Marketing & User Experience, Hobsons

Filed under: Naviance Summer Institute

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​This year's product forum at Naviance Summer Institute highlighted our commitment to bridging the divide between college eligibility and college readiness. As part of our commitment at this year's Clinton Global Initiative, we are partnering with AASA to foster a dialogue between K-12 administrators and community college presidents to help students transition from high school to a post-secondary environment.

NSI Daily Recap: Day 3

By Emily Goebel, Communications Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Naviance Summer Institute

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​The 2015 Naviance Summer Institute wrapped up yesterday, with another round of sessions led by clients, partners, colleges, and Hobsons staff, plus an informative College Roundtable discussion with a panel of college admissions administrators, and our closing lunch and NSI Awards presentation that ended the event on a high note. Here's a quick recap of the final day of NSI 2015.

NSI 2015 Daily Recap: Day 2

By Emily Goebel, Communications Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Naviance Summer Institute

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Craig Heldman, CEO of Hobsons, and Stephen Smith, Naviance co-founder and Hobsons’ President of Advising and Admissions, kicked off Wednesday of the 8th annual Naviance Summer Institute by challenging Naviance users to answer the question “Why are you here?” Not here at NSI or here in Tucson, Arizona, but here in the education field.

NSI 2015 Daily Recap: Day 1

By Emily Goebel, Communications Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Naviance Summer Institute

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​The 2015 Naviance Summer Institute was in full swing on Tuesday with educators, college sponsors, and Naviance partners gathering from around the world in beautiful Tucson, Arizona. Here’s a quick recap of everything that happened on Day 1 of NSI.

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