Top 5 Computer Networking Problems You’ll Face at Your First Job

Sep 5, 2019 1:03:18 PM

Updated July 2023

As a freshly hired computer network administrator or technician, your top goal is to ensure the network you’re responsible for is secure, optimized, and free from disruptions. 

For businesses, a well-oiled network means improved productivity, increased profit, and more satisfied customers. And with so many daily processes and transactions relying heavily on high-performing networks, talented administrators are in very high demand. 

The only downside is that computer networks tend to be temperamental. There are so many variables to account for—including users, new security threats, evolving technology, and challenging integrations. 

What kind of issues will you be up against at your first job after college? Here’s a look at five of the most common computer networking problems you’ll be dealing with (and crushing!) on a regular basis.

Meet Pauline: Becoming a Personal Support Worker Changed My Life

Aug 27, 2019 1:14:28 PM

Pauline Hughes-Derome, Personal Support Worker student at Herzing College Ottawa

At 58 years old, Pauline Hughes-Derome figured it was too late to change careers. And at her age, she assumed going back to school wasn't even an option.

After all, she already had a stable job in accounting, years of business experience, and no reason to make a move. 

But then everything changed when her sister got cancer, and Pauline became her primary care-giver. 

Meet Albino Jr: How I Started My Building Design Career in Canada

Aug 5, 2019 2:36:08 PM

Examples of architectural renderings done by Albino Jr Geanga

Albino Jr Geanga immigrated to Canada several years ago, hoping to start a career in building design.

But even though he already had an architecture degree from the Philippines, he couldn't get hired without additional training in Canadian building codes and specifications.

Albino decided to take the Building Design Technician program at Herzing College Toronto. He graduated in 2018 and has successfully re-launched his career here in Canada.

We interviewed Albino to learn more about his story, and find out what he thought of Herzing's building design program.  

He told us about the skills he learned, his experience in class, and the design jobs he got after graduation.

He also shared some great advice for new students who want to start careers in building design. Here are the highlights from our interview.

Meet Paolo: My Review of Herzing's MOA Diploma Program

Aug 2, 2019 11:08:12 AM

Paolo Antonio Cortez, Medical Office Administrator student at Herzing College Toronto

Thinking about enrolling in a Medical Office Administrator (MOA) program? Wondering what to expect in class, or if this career is the right choice for you?

Meet Paolo Antonio Cortez. He's the best person to talk to about MOA training because he's currently taking the program at Herzing College Toronto.

Explore Health Care Aide Careers With Instructor Nancy Scott

Jul 5, 2019 3:51:44 PM

 Nancy Scott RN (centre) wins the Herzing College Teacher of the Year award for her outstanding work with health care aide students

Health care aides (HCAs) are in high demand in Winnipeg and across most of Canada. Our rapidly aging population and dwindling health care budgets have long-term care facilities bursting at the seams.

Meanwhile, many seniors are opting to stay in their own homes for longer, creating a need for trained health care aides who can assist them to live safely on their own.

If you're looking for a career in healthcare that doesn't require years of training, but involves challenging, meaningful work—becoming a health care aide is an ideal option.

Meet Ikenna: Building Design Grad Lands Unique Job as Lighting Designer

Jul 3, 2019 10:43:17 AM

Image courtesy of Zaneen, where Ikenna works as a lighting designer/tester

Would you ever guess that a building design graduate could end up specializing in high-end lighting design and quality testing?

Meet Ikenna Okpara. Ikenna is a perfect example of how diverse the field of design truly is—and the many (unexpected) things you can do with a building design diploma.

Pros & Cons of Becoming a Software Developer: Should You Go For It?

Jul 2, 2019 1:08:38 PM

Updated December 2023

If you're considering a career in tech, you might be veering toward fields like programming, network administration, or technical support.

These are all good options for someone who wants to train quickly for jobs that are in demand and growing fast across the country.

But which path should you choose? In this post, we're taking a closer look at the role of software developer. We break down the most common pros and cons of this job (and other key facts you should know) so you can figure out if this career is right for you.

No job is perfect. But if you know what to expect in advance, you'll have a much better chance of investing in the right training program, and actually feeling satisfied in your work over the long term.

Meet David: Computer Networking Grad Lands the Perfect Job

Jun 27, 2019 10:10:09 AM

David Thibodeau on graduation day at Herzing College (computer networking technology program)

You really never know where life will take you. Most people switch jobs several times before settling into the right position. Others head back to school later in life to learn a completely new set of skills—and end up in a career they never imagined.

David Thibodeau is a perfect case in point. He started a career in computer technology 10 years ago, gave it up to work in construction—and then found himself back at Herzing last year, studying tech all over again!

Meet Sergkei: My Experience in Herzing's Interior Design Program

Jun 20, 2019 10:25:33 AM

Imagine leaving your home, and travelling across the globe to study in a foreign country, in a foreign language, and build a career from scratch? With no family or professional contacts to help you?

That's exactly what Herzing interior design graduate Sergkei Theocharis did last year. He travelled all the way to Canada from Greece, with the dream of starting a design career here.

Sergkei just graduated from Herzing last month, and has already landed a pretty amazing interior design job at Primo International.

We interviewed him to learn more about his story, his experience at Herzing, and what he's doing now.

Here are the highlights from that conversation.

My Review of Herzing's Business Administration Program and Internship

Jun 19, 2019 12:03:45 PM

Maria Aquino (far right) poses with business students and faculty at the Herzing College Winnipeg campus

A lot of people choose business administration training because it opens up so many different career paths. Accounting, marketing, sales, management, client services...this program builds a strong foundation in several key areas of business.

And that's exactly what Maria Theresa Aquino was looking for when she started the Business Administration program at Herzing earlier this year.

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