Huge Demand for Cybersecurity Pros: Should You Get Training?

Nov 29, 2023 9:11:00 AM

Almost everyone is familiar with the idea of cybersecurity. Many of us have had our emails or social media accounts hacked or lost personal information in corporate data breaches. 

Over the last few years, we’ve seen some major companies fall prey to cyber attacks, including Twitter, T-Mobile, Genworth Financial, and 23andMe.   

How is it possible that even these organizations can't stay ahead of the hackers? It all comes down to talent.

We simply don’t have enough qualified people. There is a huge demand for cybersecurity specialists in Canada and across the globe.  

Interested in IT security? This is the ideal time to start a career in this field. Here’s what you should know about cybersecurity jobs, training, skills, and salaries.

Cybersecurity Diploma: Meet the Instructor, Explore the Program

Nov 27, 2023 9:04:38 AM

It seems like every month brings a new high-profile cybersecurity breach. Many companies simply don’t have enough trained cybersecurity professionals to set up effective monitoring, prevention, and incident response protocols.

Sergio Gonzalez designed the 12-month cybersecurity program at Herzing College to produce grads who can meet those challenges. He has more than 20 years of IT experience and knows what it takes to thrive in today’s workforce.

We spoke to Sergio recently to learn more about the program, the online format, and what students can expect in his class. Here’s what he had to say.

Career Paths for Personal Support Workers

Nov 24, 2023 11:22:47 AM

Personal support workers (PSWs) work one-on-one with patients of all ages and walks of life. They play a truly crucial role in their patients’ everyday health and well-being, helping their clients remain as independent as possible for as long as possible.

PSWs work primarily with elderly people, but they may also provide healthcare services to chronically or terminally ill individuals of varying ages. They are an essential link between patients, families, and supervising clinicians (such as nurses or doctors).

Wondering what your PSW career path might look like? We’ve got you covered. Below, we explore the various settings, specializations, and advancement possibilities for personal support workers.

Debunking Common Myths About Online Learning

Nov 22, 2023 9:00:00 AM

You’re likely aware of the benefits of online learning (i.e., flexibility, convenience), but you might be hesitant to try it out because you’ve heard that it’s not as robust or as well-respected as a traditional education. Or that it consists of just watching pre-taped lectures. Or that it involves no actual human interaction.

Misconceptions like these abound, but we’re here to set the record straight by debunking online learning myths. By the end of this post, you’ll have a clearer understanding of the realities of online education so you can decide whether it’s right for you.

Meet Eric: My Review of Herzing’s Software Development Program

Nov 20, 2023 9:08:29 AM

Eric Colaciello spent a few years pursuing post-secondary training in social science and urban studies before realizing that path just wasn’t right for him. After doing some self-reflection and exploring the available options, he decided to strike out in a totally new direction—and enrolled in the online software development program at Herzing College.

He had no experience with either coding or remote learning. But he persevered, graduating in October 2023 and landing contract work with the same organization where he’d done his internship.

We spoke with Eric to get his impressions of the program and the online learning experience in general. Here are the highlights of that conversation.

Unconventional College Programs: Pathways to Unique Opportunities

Nov 17, 2023 9:20:41 AM

When you think about career colleges, what sorts of programs come to mind? Many people instantly think of courses like health care aide, office administration, and computer networking. And while those certainly exist, the full range of course offerings is far more diverse than you might imagine.

Keep reading to learn about some unique career college programs that often go unnoticed but offer a specialized education leading to exciting career prospects.

How to Prepare for Remote Work

Oct 31, 2023 1:08:06 PM

Remote jobs have become increasingly common, with many roles that used to be office-bound now offering more flexibility in terms of where the work gets done.

But working from home requires a shift in mindset as well as a specific set of skills. If you’re hoping to take advantage of remote work opportunities, you need to be prepared.

In this post, we explore the essential skills for thriving in a remote job. We also provide practical tips on setting up your space, managing your time, maintaining work-life balance, and more.

Navigating the Gig Economy in Canada: Thriving in Freelancing and Contract Work

Oct 10, 2023 9:46:31 AM

The gig economy is gaining momentum in Canada, with more people providing their services on a freelance or as-needed basis rather than a salaried long-term one. Working for yourself instead of being on staff at one company is rapidly becoming the new normal.

But as traditional employment models shift, how can newcomers find their way? What is the gig economy all about, and what does it take to succeed in this new world of work?

College vs. University in Canada: Find the Best Fit for Your Future

Sep 28, 2023 11:40:01 AM

Colleges and universities are both part of the landscape of higher education in Canada. While they are alike in some ways, they have several important differences and, in fact, serve distinct purposes.

To help you decide which type of institution is right for you, we put together this detailed comparison. Keep reading to see how colleges and universities stack up in terms of program offerings, career prospects, costs, and suitability for different career goals.

Top 10 Areas You Can Work In As a Graphic Designer

Sep 26, 2023 10:39:01 AM

Examples of student work from the Herzing College graphic design program

When most people think "graphic designer," they immediately imagine someone who designs for websites, posters, or advertisements. But the truth is, there's a whole world of diverse graphic design career paths out there.

From film and television to book and album covers to sports gear and video games—talented designers are wanted across industries to communicate ideas in creative and compelling ways.

Wondering where you can work as a graphic designer? Here's a mini-tour of both traditional and emerging graphic design niches. Keep reading to see where design training could take you.

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