DENVER, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TopSchool, a leading SaaS provider of Student Lifecycle Management (SLM) solutions for higher education, has advanced its system to help colleges and universities more effectively and efficiently support students throughout the education and career services processes. TopSchool's latest system release delivers more features that enable students to navigate their academic path and connect with job prospects following graduation.
"Colleges and universities are under more pressure than ever to help students succeed and assist them in finding jobs," said Matthew Schnittman, CEO and co-founder of TopSchool. "We've redesigned our registration system and simplified the process, giving students and institutions the tools they need to start the term off on the right foot. We've also added an entire career services suite that is designed to help schools drive higher placement rates and track outcomes to meet new education federal regulations."
The new registration system adds efficiencies and delivers a more personalized student experience. Students now need to complete fewer steps in order to build their schedule, and an optional online shopping cart puts more self-service capabilities in their hands, providing a one stop shop where they can easily select and view courses, as well as pay tuition. For colleges, the new bulk registration functionality eases the process for registering selected groups of students in courses, and automated processing eliminates the need to manually record dropped and withdrawn courses.
TopSchool's career services address the needs of students, institutions and employers so they can work together in a more productive way. New features include:
- Job Seeker Advisement: colleges can better manage students throughout the job search process, tracking open positions, internships, credentials and other certifications; they can also record placement history and salary information.
- Employer Relationship Management: TopSchool's communication and contact management tools allow colleges to build stronger employer relationships; they can track contacts, locations and profiles, as well as manage opportunities.
- My Career Services: students can take advantage of the self-service capabilities within the student portal to create an online profile and upload a resume for employers to review; they can also search job openings and apply as appropriate.
- Employer Self-Service: employers can post and manage open positions and a company profile that students can review; they can also search and review student profiles and print resume books in order to build a qualified pool of candidates.
Additional systems advancements have been made specific to admissions, student finance and financial aid support as well. TopSchool's SLM system allows schools to easily manage and report on all student data from prospect to placement in a central location.
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 recruiting through retention in a central location, and they can deliver more student services more efficiently. The TopSchool system gives student-centric institutions the power to direct their own administrative tools, empowering them to drive growth, reduce costs and meet accountability requirements.