Non-Traditional Career Paths in Sustainability

Feb 13, 2024 9:37:18 AM

If you’re concerned about the planet but want a career outside of environmental sciences and engineering, you’re in luck.

Many people think of green jobs as those that are directly linked to preserving natural resources or fighting climate change, like ecologist and solar engineer. But the truth is that there are all kinds of non-STEM careers that support environmental well-being.

In this blog, we explore six non-traditional career paths in sustainability you might want to consider. See how they contribute to a cleaner, greener world and learn about the challenges and rewards go along with them.

How to Make a Portfolio for Broadcasting & Media

Feb 6, 2024 2:35:55 PM

Getting hired in the broadcasting industry requires more than just a conventional resume. You need to showcase your skills through a compelling demo reel and carefully selected work samples. In other words: a portfolio.

But how do you make a broadcasting portfolio that resonates with employers and gets you the job you want?

To find out, we turned to Bev Edmondson, a veteran of the broadcasting industry with more than 25 years of experience. She also happens to teach the Broadcasting and Media Communications program here at Herzing.

Read on for expert advice on how to make yourself stand out to potential employers.

Business Administration Career Paths: Where a Diploma Can Lead

Feb 6, 2024 11:09:30 AM

A lot of people opt for a business administration diploma over a degree because a diploma provides streamlined training and a quicker route to employment.

While a degree is a three- or four-year commitment, most business diplomas can be completed in two years or less. You can graduate fast and get straight to work.

But what options will you have after business college? What business administration career paths are open to diploma holders?

Explore the Early Childhood Education Program at Herzing College

Jan 26, 2024 9:07:46 AM

Marjolaine Jeanty teaches the Early Childhood Education program at Herzing College

Are you considering early childhood education training, but want to know more about what’s involved so you can decide whether this path is right for you?

Meet Marjolaine Jeanty. She’s been an early childhood educator for more than a dozen years, and now teaches other ECEs in Herzing’s Early Childhood Education program. She is your perfect guide to training, careers, and what it takes to be successful as an ECE.

In this interview, Marjolaine explains what to expect in Herzing’s ECE program, where you can work after college, and how to know if this profession is right for you.

Read on for some expert advice and an inside look at the program.

Career Outlook for 2024 in Canada: Emerging Trends to Watch

Dec 20, 2023 9:34:26 AM

The world of work is continually evolving, driven by technological advancements and shifting job market dynamics. If you want to succeed, you need to stay ahead of the latest trends—from the impact of artificial intelligence to the rise of flexible work arrangements and more.

This blog post explores the changing landscape of work and highlights the key job market trends in 2024. Whether you’re just entering the workforce, transitioning to a new field, or looking to enhance your skillset, this guide will provide valuable insights and guidance for navigating the job market and securing your future career success.

Top Cybersecurity Trends to Get Ready for in 2024

Dec 13, 2023 2:17:15 PM

Cybersecurity continues to be a top concern for companies all over the world. Tech research and consulting firm Gartner estimates that global spending on information security controls and risk management products and services will total more than $215 billion in 2024—a 14 per cent increase over 2023.

So, given the growth in this field, what can you expect in the year ahead?

Huge Demand for Cybersecurity Pros: Should You Get Training?

Nov 29, 2023 9:11:00 AM

Updated February 2024

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.

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