Denver, CO — February 16, 2012 — TopSchool, a leading SaaS provider of Student Lifecycle Management (SLM) solutions for higher education, is leading a session at this year’s Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) Annual Conference. Justin McMorrow, co-founder and Chief Customer Officer of TopSchool, will help attendees deliver a higher level of support by building the right career services organization, gaining better insight on their audiences, engaging both employers and students, and tracking and measuring placement success.
“Career services support is not only important from a regulatory perspective, but it also can be a valuable differentiator that improves an institution’s recruitment and retention efforts,” said McMorrow. “A results-driven career services function takes schools from advisors to true facilitators, enabling them to effectively connect students and employers, comply with federal regulations and increase placement success.”
Gainful employment is causing schools to look at career placement in a whole new light. Colleges and universities that look at the placement lifecycle as a complete loop will be better prepared to assess the following: available opportunities; necessary qualifications; which students meet those requirements; how to connect qualified applicants and employers; when jobs are filled; and ultimately, what long-term career paths students follow.
McMorrow’s session, “Taking Compliance to the Next Level: Advance Your Career Placement Practices,” is scheduled for Thursday, February 23rd at 3:00 p.m. McMorrow has spoken at several education conferences, including DETC, AAACE and APSCU. His article, “Improving the Career Services Value Proposition for Each Student,” was published in the November/December issue of Today’s Campus.
Additionally, TopSchool will be exhibiting at the ABHES National Conference, which takes place in Las Vegas, February 22-24, 2012.
TopSchool (www.topschoolinc.com) built the first SaaS student administrative system in higher education to address the key aspects of the student lifecycle. The company's Student Lifecycle Management (SLM) system goes beyond the capabilities of traditional college student information systems, and includes a customizable student portal, easy-to-use CRM and SIS components, and an intelligent reporting suite. Schools can easily manage all student information from recruitment and retention through career placement in a central location, supporting students through enrollment, admissions, academics, finance and career services. TopSchool gives student-centric institutions more control and flexibility in the way they manage student data, empowering them to drive growth, reduce costs and meet accountability requirements.