Monday, February 27, 2017

The Latest Schools to License the StandOut® Recruitment Network

Fairleigh Dickinson University
University of Wyoming
Widener University

The StandOut Recruitment Network is the career services system that provides students unique video interview and practice tools, and advising and counseling – anytime. Plus, direct connections and interviews with employers.

StandOut lets students be seen and heard -- rather than judged on their resumes alone.

Services include:

  • Practice video interviews
  • 24/7 video advising
  • Direct interviews and connections with employers
  • Interviews without appointment scheduling or traveling, any time of year

-- All at no cost to students or their schools.

“The online video interviewing platform is a great way to accomplish the goal of preparing students and alumni to succeed in the job interview process.” -- Dirk Welch, Director, Career Management Center and Testing Services at Midwestern State University
The StandOut Network boosts student employment outcomes, with:
  • Expanded job choices
  • Faster time to employment
  • More satisfying careers
  • Solid returns on the high investment in education
  • Stronger alumni loyalty
Employers benefit from StandOut, too:

Video interviews enable employers to see and hear far more candidates than they can through in-person interviews.

Learn more about how StandOut can help you improve student success on your campus at

Thursday, February 16, 2017

A Clever Use of What•Do•You•Think? Reports and Surveys Garners High Response Rates for the University of Nevada, Reno

After instituting the What•Do•You•Think?® system campus wide, administrators at the University of Nevada, Reno were faced with the challenge of how to encourage student participation and achieve higher response rates across the University’s many colleges and departments.

Using What•Do•You•Think? response rate reports, Dr. Russell Stone, Assistant Vice Provost, University Assessment and Accreditation, was able to identify faculty who achieved an 85 percent or higher evaluation response rate in their classes of 20 or more students. These faculty members became known as The 85 Percent Club and were entered into a raffle for premium parking passes. (“As you know,” says Stone, “in most institutions in America, those parking passes are worth their weight in gold!”) Suddenly, faculty across campus had an incentive to engage in the new online process and, in turn, encouraged their students to participate in their course evaluations. Participating students, likewise, were entered into raffles to receive items such as Starbucks
® gift cards and popular items from the University bookstore.

As more faculty entered the 85 Percent Club, Stone used the What•Do•You•Think? all-purpose surveys to invite Club members to share their suggestions and the strategies they used to achieve high course evaluation response rates.

Stone also used the What•Do•You•Think? all-purpose surveys to collect feedback from teaching faculty on a regular basis and, in essence, evaluate the evaluations. Stone believes that maintaining a dialogue with faculty has helped to make the implementation of What•Do•You•Think? across campus a success. “It helps the faculty know they’re an important part of the process,” he says.

Learn more about the What•Do•You•Think? Course Evaluation and Survey System here.