Tips for Success in Your First Job After Graduation

Jun 2, 2023 10:58:01 AM

Congratulations on landing your first job after graduation! Making the move from college to the workplace can be both exciting and challenging. So what can you expect in this new world? And how can you best prepare?

In this blog, we cover essential strategies to set you up for success, from building strong relationships with colleagues and mentors to developing a growth mindset and embracing continuous learning. We also provide practical advice to help you avoid common missteps.

Following the tips outlined here can help you navigate the transition from student life to the professional realm with confidence and competence.

Meet Jacylou: My Review of the Immigration Case Manager Program

May 30, 2023 9:40:33 AM

After years of working in healthcare, Jacylou Pallorina was ready for a change. Having come to Canada from the Philippines, immigration was a subject that was close to her heart. She just needed a training course that was flexible enough to fit around her work schedule.

Herzing College’s online immigration case manager program fit the bill. She completed the training in November 2022 and now works for a Toronto-based immigration consultant—the very same immigration consultant who supervised her internship.

We interviewed Jacylou to learn more about her experience in the program and get her advice for prospective students.

Student Support Services: A Word About History

May 25, 2023 11:57:46 AM
By Fred Standil
Student Services Advisor at Herzing College Winnipeg

We are all products of a particular time in history. Everyone has a past, a present, and, hopefully, a happy and healthy future. One of the most enduring quotes worthy of mention here is that “those who do not learn from history are destined to repeat the mistakes of the past.”

Meet Jay: My Review of Herzing’s Programmer Analyst Course

May 25, 2023 9:06:36 AM

Jay Dave was no stranger to technology. He already had a bachelor’s degree in IT as well as hands-on experience in the field. But when he decided he wanted to learn more about programming specifically, he looked around for training options—and settled on Herzing’s online programmer analyst diploma.

Jay finished the course and his three-month internship in April 2022 and soon landed a job as a junior developer at a software company in Montreal.

We caught up with Jay recently to see how he found the training experience and what advice he would give other potential students.

Here’s what he had to say.

Meet Andrea: How Herzing’s ECE Program Helped Me Find Success

May 16, 2023 9:11:57 AM

When Andrea Lopez moved to Canada with her family, she knew she wanted to pursue a career involving children.

She’d studied law in Mexico, but chose to put her career on hold while she focused on raising her two kids. Once they got older, she began teaching English to young learners and found she really enjoyed it.

So when she arrived in Canada, she looked for a quality early childhood education program—and found it at Herzing College.

Andrea finished the program in October 2022, immediately landed a job at a private daycare, and has already been made a team leader in charge of hiring other ECEs!

Keep reading to learn more about her story.

Top Skills You Need to Succeed in a Career in Sustainable Architecture

May 5, 2023 10:09:15 AM

Sustainability is a major issue in architecture today. A growing number of homeowners and commercial developers are looking to create environmentally responsible structures that blend harmoniously with the surrounding ecosystem.

Canada consistently ranks among the top countries for green building projects, with hundreds of such structures being built every year.

So what does it take to launch a career in sustainable architecture? Keep reading to learn about the essential hard and soft skills you need to impress an employer and advance in this field.

Student Support Services: Leaning on Others

Apr 18, 2023 12:06:36 PM
By Fred Standil
Student Services Advisor at Herzing College Winnipeg

Our students enter the college at different stages of their lives. While there are younger adults who have moved from high school straight to Herzing, many others are returning to education having been away from formal schooling for long periods of time.

One of the first things to consider (regardless of which stage of life you find yourself at) is the following question: “Do I have a support network around me that I can turn to when necessary?” There are many different responses from students when they are faced with this question.

How to Make an Interior Design Portfolio

Apr 18, 2023 9:34:11 AM

The purpose of an interior design portfolio is to showcase your skills and abilities. Whether you’re looking to work for an established firm or strike out on your own, you need to demonstrate that you’re a talented and capable professional who can be trusted to produce quality work.

An intimidating task, to be sure! But not to worry. We put together this comprehensive guide to explain how to make an interior design portfolio that represents you and your work in a professional, visually appealing way.

Read on to discover how to put your best foot, and designs, forward.

Computer Networking: Benefits of Instructor-Led Training and Choosing the Right Course

Apr 3, 2023 10:05:30 AM

With increasing access to resources that can help you learn computer networking skills on your own, is there any reason to enrol in a more traditional program? What advantages does learning from an instructor offer over going the self-taught route?

Instructor-led training offers a more personalized, interactive learning experience. Course leaders can tailor the content and teaching approach to their audience’s needs, and students can get real-time feedback from an experienced IT pro and build connections that can help them establish and advance their careers.

In this post, we explore the advantages of instructor-led computer networking training and offer some tips on choosing the right course.

Hospitality and Tourism Careers: Training, Jobs, and How to Get Started

Mar 17, 2023 2:45:16 PM

The hospitality and tourism industries in Canada are in serious need of new talent. Now is an excellent time to launch a career in these fields.

Interested in managing a hotel, restaurant, or event planning company? Want to run a resort, spa, or work for a tourism company? All of these careers fall within the hospitality industry.

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