Real Pros and Cons of Being an Interior Designer: Advice for Students

Jan 22, 2021 2:44:27 PM

Photo: Interior design team discusses design plans for a bathroom project

So, you’re thinking of becoming an interior designer and you’re wondering what it’s really like to work in this field. 

The good news is you’re already asking the right questions. Getting a realistic idea of life at work is crucial when choosing a career path. And you need this information before you invest in training. 

Let’s face it, no job is perfect. There are always ups and down, benefits and challenges. Interior design is no exception! 

Knowing what to expect (the good and the bad) will help you decide if interior design is your true calling—or if you’re better off pursuing something else. 

So, let’s get down to it. These are the most common pros and cons of becoming an interior designer.  

Take a look, consider your goals, and decide if this career is right for you. 

Office Assistant Jobs and Salaries: What Are Your Options?

Jan 21, 2021 10:07:18 AM

Office assistants are an integral part of most companies. They assist with day-to-day operations, deal with the public, and support upper level executives.

Without office assistants, organizations simply wouldn’t run smoothly. So, it’s no surprise that office assistant jobs are in-demand across Canada.

We did a search for ‘administrative assistant’ in the Government of Canada Job Bank and found more than 1,600 listings.

And administrative assistant is just one of many jobs available for people trained in the right office skills.

In this post, we’ll explore four different office assistant jobs. We’ll break down each role, responsibilities, and the average salary for each position in Winnipeg.

At the end of the post, we'll cover training requirements to become an office assistant and links to learn more. Let's get started.

Accounting vs Business Administration: Which Diploma to Choose?

Jan 20, 2021 10:35:20 AM

There are many types of business diploma programs out there. A major hub like Toronto has enough business colleges and business programs to make your head spin. 

Just sorting through all the options can seem like a massive task. And then you’re faced with an even bigger question: which type of business diploma should I choose? 

There are certificates and diplomas in business management, business marketing, human resources, project management, occupational health and safety, and supply chain management (just to name a few!) 

At Herzing College Toronto, we offer four different business-related diploma programs.  

But in this post, we’re focusing on the difference between Business Administration and Accounting and Payroll Administration.

If you’ve landed on this page, you’re probably torn between these two diplomas and need some help to make a decision.  

We’ll break down key differences between these programs, and important points to consider when deciding which path to choose.

By the end of this post, you’ll know what step to take next.

Explore Community Services Worker Jobs and Career Options

Jan 18, 2021 12:47:11 PM

Photo: Community Services Worker students and instructor at Herzing College Ottawa (2019)

Community services workers (CSWs) play a very important role in society.

They work directly with vulnerable people who need immediate support, including at-risk youth, survivors of domestic abuse, refugees and people suffering from addiction and mental health issues.

Community services workers connect people with resources, provide counselling, and arrange treatment programs depending on each person’s needs.

It can be an incredibly rewarding career path for anyone looking to work with others and help address social issues.

Without the support of community services workers, many at-risk people would have nowhere to turn for help. CSWs make a real difference in the community.

Interested in this career?

In this post, we’ll show you six examples of community services worker jobs along with descriptions of each position.

These are the jobs our own CSW graduates are often hired to fill.

Learn exactly what makes this a rewarding career and the training you’ll need to get there.

Early Childhood Education: What Jobs Can You Get With a Diploma?

Jan 11, 2021 2:31:41 PM

In Canada, the term early childhood education refers to the education of children 12 years and under. 

The field includes children at the pre-school and elementary school level.

These are the most crucial years of human development. During the first 5 years, children reach many physicalcognitive, emotional, and social development milestones. 

This is why early childhood educators play such an important role in our academic system and society.

ECEs are a child’s first teachers outside of the home. They help lay the foundation for a child’s wellbeing and success in school and in life.

So, what exactly are your career options as an early childhood educator? Where can a college diploma in this field take you? 

You have more options than you might think. Here are four different positions you will qualify for with a college diploma in early childhood education.

Herzing’s Paralegal Diploma Program: What's it Really Like?

Jan 8, 2021 11:26:53 AM

Photo: Paralegal students conducting a mock trial at Herzing College Toronto (2019)

Quick Summary: Get key information on the structure of Herzing's Paralegal diploma program, including student reviews on the quality of the training and overall classroom experience.

 

Paralegal has become such a popular career in Ontario that we’ve seen dozens of training programs pop up across the province. 

There are paralegal diplomas and certificates, ranging from 1-3 years, and a mix of on-campus and online training options. 

Herzing College has been offering an accelerated Paralegal diploma program for several years, at campuses in both Toronto and Ottawa. 

What do all the paralegal programs have in common? They are all accredited by the Law Society of Ontario. The Law Society regulates paralegal training, so schools must get approval to legally offer the program. 

This means that all accredited paralegal diplomas and certificates offer the same core curriculum, as dictated by the Law Society. 

But that doesn't mean all programs are identical or created equal. 

Things like career services, student reviews, and graduate employment rates vary widely across paralegal programs. 

Top 6 Paralegal Skills and Qualities: Are You the Right Fit?

Jan 7, 2021 9:26:24 AM

If you’ve landed on this page, you’re probably considering becoming a paralegal or legal assistant. 

You’re wondering what the role involves and whether it’s a good fit for your personality, interests, and natural talents. 

You’re definitely on the right track. Researching the skills and qualities of good paralegals is an excellent way to explore the career.

A basic job description can only tell you so much. You need to dig deeper and uncover what drives and motivates paralegals—and what it takes to truly excel in this role. 

That’s exactly what we’re covering in this post. 

We'll break down the complete profile of a successful paralegal or legal assistant. Discover the traits you need to become a respected legal professional, and whether this career is your true calling. 

What is Computer Networking and is it a Good Career?

Dec 24, 2020 10:12:30 AM

What exactly is computer networking? The term itself is broad because it is used to describe a number of devices and systems in various configurations and sizes.

The industry also includes many different career paths. 

Organizations of all kinds rely on computer networks, from schools and hospitals to businesses and government agencies.

In this post, we’ll explore typical jobs in this field, pros and cons of a career in computer networking, and the latest job outlook and salary information for networking professionals in Ontario.

By the end, you’ll know what computer networking is all about and whether it’s a good career choice for you.

Programmeur.se analyste, est-ce un bon métier?

Dec 18, 2020 4:19:27 PM

Les métiers du domaine de l’informatique et des technologies de l’information sont généralement des choix de carrière toujours porteurs, et toujours en demande sur le marché du travail.

Digitalisation oblige, les informaticiens sont dorénavant présents partout : de la pharmacie jusqu’à l’institution gouvernementale, en passant par la chaîne de restauration ou la société de transport, il y a toujours un informaticien dans les parages.

Au Canada d’un point de vue général, et à Montréal plus particulièrement, les métiers de la technologie et de l’informatique connaissent des essors plus ou moins similaire, avec un dénominateur commun lequel étant des prévisions toujours très optimistes pour toutes les filières.

Aujourd’hui, c’est de programmeur.se analyste qu’il s’agit. Vous avez déjà l’élément de réponse crucial, à savoir les perspectives positives, mais allons voir plus en détails pourquoi cette carrière est une excellente rampe professionnelle pour les nouveaux étudiants ou pour les professionnels en quête d’une nouvelle expérience ou d’une reconversion.

Community Support Worker versus Health Care Aide: 3 Key Differences

Dec 17, 2020 12:11:43 PM

You’ve landed on this page because you’re interested in a career in healthcare. You’re drawn to roles where you can really help people and make a meaningful difference in their lives. 

But you don’t want to spend years at university earning a degree. 

Community Support Worker (CSW) and Health Care Aide (HCA) are two excellent alternatives. Both are front-line roles with big positive impact. Both are in demand in Manitoba. And you can train for either career in less than 12 months. 

Which path should you choose? Which role suits you best? 

In this post, we’ll walk you through the main differences between Community Support Workers and Health Care Aides.  

You will learn how training, job responsibilities, skills, and career options vary between these two roles. By the end, you’ll know which path is right for you and exactly how to get started. 

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