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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.

Naviance Course Planner Enhancements Help Students & Educators Make Better Planning Decisions

By Rob Spackey, Product Marketing Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Academic & College Planning, Naviance Network, News & Events, Student Engagement

Naviance Course Planner helps students create course plans that meet your school’s completion requirements and satisfy academic pre-requisites at specific colleges of interest to them. Over the past few months, we’ve made some significant improvements to this Naviance extension product.

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.

Vote to See Hobsons at SXSWedu 2015!

By Kim Oppelt, Community Relations Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: News & Events


Your vote counts! Each year, Austin, Texas, hosts a gathering of innovative leaders in education, technology, and other industries. As part of this, the SXSWedu Conference opens up panel submissions to the public to help decide presentations. Hobsons needs your help in garnering support for our panels and spreading the word!

What’s New with Naviance eDocs for the 2014-2015 Application Season?

By Su Hallenbeck, Director of Product Marketing, Hobsons

Filed under: Electronic Transcripts, News & Events

Whats New with Naviance eDocs

Naviance eDocs is now available to schools for the 2014-15 school year. We think that you will find Naviance eDocs to have a simpler and more intuitive experience from end-to-end. Customers can also expect greater reliability and stability of service. This video will walk you through what’s new for this year.

One Counselor’s Reflections on ASCA

By Kim Oppelt, Community Relations Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Naviance Network, News & Events

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Karon Parrish, Counselor at Star City Middle School, recently traveled to the American School Counselor Association in Orlando, Florida. Karon received one of the The Counseling Geek’s School Counselor Community Scholarships for which Hobsons was a sponsor. We asked Karon to share her thoughts on the conference, including Michelle Obama’s keynote address.

Michelle Obama Urges Students and Counselors to Reach Higher at ASCA 2014 Annual Conference

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

Filed under: Education Policy & Advocacy, News & Events

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First Lady Michelle Obama's Reach Higher initiative will help make sure all students understand what they need to complete their education. The goal of the initiative seems familiar: increase post-secondary attainment. However, what’s unique about this initiative is the emphasis being given to the role of the school counselor in helping to reach this nationwide goal. We’re hopeful that initiatives like this could be the first step towards getting school counselors the attention and resources they deserve.

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