According to the New York Federal Reserve, 44% of college graduates are currently underemployed, meaning highly skilled but working in low paying jobs.

And, as graduation season approaches, today’s students are spending a lot of time with their academic advisors and at campus career centers, as they search for post-graduation opportunities. At the same time, colleges and universities want to help their students launch their careers so they can add to their list of accomplished alumni.

Leading higher ed institutions understand that technology and student services go hand-in-hand, as mobile devices are now ubiquitous and a study by Pearson Education indicates that 9 out of 10 college students own a smartphone.

Higher ed institutes must understand that smartphones, iPads, and social channels are the way that today’s students communicate with the world, absorb and use information and even relate to their professors. In the field of higher ed, personal technology can be used creatively and effectively for crucial services such as career counseling.

Known for its entrepreneurial spirit and “can-do” attitude, Colorado’s Leeds School Of Business at the University of Colorado is setting itself apart from its competition through a campus-wide strategic plan which places heavy focus on its academic and career advising program. Appointment scheduling enables Leeds’ professional career coaches to easily meet with students to help identify their strengths, maximize their potential, help them make smart career decisions, and stand out in the job market.

Online appointment scheduling may also include text notifications for students which allows easy delivery of relevant appointment details, reduces the number of no-shows and improves overall student communication. Text notifications only make sense as 99% of text messages are opened and read within 3 minutes of being delivered. Leading colleges and universities realize that using mobile technology in education actually enables students to meet with advisors who will help them launch their post college career.

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