How to Get the Most Out of Your Internship: Expert Advice

Feb 2, 2022 9:26:10 AM

An internship is your chance to apply what you’ve learned in your training to a real-world setting. You get to build a network of industry contacts and add something substantial to your resume.

It’s not unusual for internships to lead to full-time job offers, so you definitely want to put your best foot forward.

But what can you do to maximize your chance of success?

To find out, we gathered tips and advice from people in the know: instructors, career services specialists, and former students.

Read on to discover how you can get the most out of your internship experience.

What Is Computer Networking and Is It a Good Career?

Jan 31, 2022 9:08:59 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 Canada.

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

Top 7 Reasons to Take Broadcasting & Media Communications at Herzing

Jan 25, 2022 3:14:58 PM

Herzing broadcasting student Harrison Jordan hones his studio skills on campus

4 Popular Health and Safety Certifications for People Without Degrees

Jan 24, 2022 9:15:06 AM

In the occupational health and safety (OHS) field, getting certified by a respected organization proves your skills and opens up more job opportunities.

But navigating all the different credentials available in Canada can be really challenging.

If you’re considering alternatives to a four-year health and safety degree, you may be looking into college-level health and safety programs. In this case, understanding your path to certification is crucial. 

Thinking About a Career Change? What to Consider

Jan 21, 2022 9:05:09 AM

If you feel like it may be time to pursue a new career path, you’re hardly alone.

A report from the spring of 2021 found that one in four Canadians were toying with the idea of changing careers.

At first, pandemic uncertainty caused many people to try to hang on to the jobs they had. But that changed dramatically when vaccination rates increased and the economy began to open up.

Research by RBC revealed that in June 2021, close to 17,000 Canadians left their jobs due to dissatisfaction—almost three times as many as a year earlier.

So should you take the leap?

Before you make any big decisions, ask yourself these important questions.

5 Mistakes New Graphic Designers Often Make (& How to Avoid Them)

Jan 14, 2022 10:32:10 AM

Getting ready to offer your graphic design skills to the world?

Before you begin applying for jobs or going after clients, it’s good to be aware of common missteps that can derail your efforts and damage your credibility.

After all, everyone makes mistakes—especially when they’re just starting out.

But knowing about the pitfalls you might encounter can help you navigate the field and get your design career off to a smoother start.

In this post, we outline five common blunders new graphic designers make and provide advice on how you can avoid them.

Let’s dive in.

How Community Services Workers Handle a Crisis: 7 Key Steps

Jan 13, 2022 1:36:21 PM

Working with at-risk populations is central to community service work.

CSWs are trained to support people dealing with serious life challenges, which may include addictions, mental health disorders, cases of domestic violence, and other, high-stress situations that sometimes lead to acute crises.

The Truth About Freelancing After Graphic Design School

Jan 13, 2022 9:40:40 AM

Many students start off by working freelance after graphic design school. They're attracted to the idea of being their own boss, having control over their own work schedule, and pocketing profits directly.

But it's crucial for new grads to understand some of the drawbacks and challenges that come along with these (legitimately awesome) benefits. And how to set themselves up for freelancing success right from day one. 

So, let's walk through some of the typical pros and cons of freelance design work—plus a few important tips for students considering this career path after graphic design school.

Meet Amanda: How the CSW Program Helped Me Find My Calling

Jan 12, 2022 10:27:18 AM

After years of working various retail jobs and then staying home to raise her three kids, Amanda Gauthier decided it was time to get some career training.

She had no post-secondary education and was nervous about going back to school in her 30s. She also struggled with “mom guilt” for taking on this new challenge while her children were still very little. Her youngest was not even school age yet.

But she was passionate about helping people and ready to pursue a new path. So she took the plunge and enrolled in the Community Services Worker program at Herzing College.

It was a decision that changed her life.

We spoke with Amanda recently to learn about her experience with the course, the instructor, and the internship.

Here are the highlights of our conversation.

Top 5 Tips for Balancing Work, Study & Family Life

Jan 10, 2022 10:12:13 AM

For students with busy work and home lives, embracing the challenge of going back to school takes a lot of courage. It can be difficult to figure out how to manage your time effectively to achieve your goals.

But take heartit can be done!

With over 55 years of experience helping students transition back to school and start new careers, Herzing has learned a thing or two about balancing a busy schedule.

If you’re thinking about becoming a student again, read on for our top five back-to-school success tips.

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