The student page in the Cialfo app is where most people spend their time working. It tracks everything you need to know about your student: their enrollment year, tests taken, assigned tasks, shortlisted and finalised colleges, and assigned mentor. That amount of info is incredibly useful.

At the same time, it can also be a little overwhelming. Sometimes a page gets buried under a mountain of buttons. There’s plenty of awesome stuff, but it takes some effort to find the information you’re looking for.

With that in mind, today Cialfo becomes significantly cleaner and easier to use. The sidebar no longer changes depending on the page you’re viewing and has been switched to a persistent menu. Instead, the top menu will be used for navigation.

New: navigation tweaks

When you log into your Cialfo account, you’ll notice some changes immediately.


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The major changes, however, are in the students page. Where before you’d have to click multiple times to drill down into student information and then click multiple times to get back, we’ve simplified it with the persistent sidebar. Switching between students will be much faster for mentors.

Improved: shortlisting

We’ve switched up the design for the schools page.


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Aside from the design, you’ll also notice a few other changes. We added a few more frequently requested filters: a state filter, Safe/Match/Dream filter, and a “recommended schools” feature. When you select “recommended schools”, you’ll receive a list of recommended programs that are based off school rankings and popular majors.

These two new updates go live through the week. Certain accounts may begin seeing this earlier than others.

William Hund

Posted by William Hund

Will is an experienced product manager, UX designer & entrepreneur having spent the past 8 years in China. William co-founded Tradesparq, a supply-chain intelligence and trade marketplace, and was recently a innovation & technology leader for a large Chinese education company. Now in Singapore, William has joined Cialfo to lead its product team.

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