How to Become an Animator (With Little or No Experience)

Aug 23, 2021 10:44:21 AM

Think you might want to become an animator? Concerned that a lack of experience will hold you back?

Not to worry. The need for animators in Ottawa is so great that there’s never been a better time for newcomers to break into the field.

Demand for animators is far outpacing supply. The shortage is so serious that some Ottawa animation studios are having to turn away work or send projects overseas because they simply can’t find enough local talent to hire.

So how can a total beginner take advantage of that demand?

In this post, we take you through the basic steps you can follow to become an animator, even if you have little or no experience.

Here’s how to position yourself for success in Ottawa’s hot animation job market.

How Do You Become an Interior Designer in Quebec? Tips & Advice

Aug 20, 2021 11:40:34 AM

If you’d like to focus on creating spaces that are both functional and appealing, a career in interior design could be an excellent choice.

Interior designers do much more than choose fabrics and furnishings. They design and plan every detail of a space from scratch.

Interior designers consider lighting, textures, acoustics, accessibility, building codes, and more.

They analyze client needs, consider structural changes, create blueprints, order materials, and oversee the construction or installation process.

So how do you get started in this career? What exactly does it take to become an interior designer in Quebec?

Keep reading for some helpful tips and advice.

How Much Do Immigration Case Managers Make?

Aug 18, 2021 9:09:42 AM

Immigration case managers are administrative professionals who focus on helping newcomers through the complicated process of settling in Canada.

They conduct research, prepare submissions, communicate with immigration authorities, and perform a host of other tasks that keep clients’ applications moving forward.

Their work allows the other members of the team (licensed immigration consultants and lawyers) to focus on interpreting the law and developing a customized strategy for each client.

Think a career as an immigration case manager might be right for you? Curious about how much you can earn in this job?

In this post, we dig into the data on immigration case manager salaries and explain how you can get started in this career.

Here’s what you need to know.

Turn Your OHS Diploma into a Degree at Columbia Southern University

Aug 17, 2021 12:53:59 PM

Students who complete the occupational health and safety (OHS) program at Herzing College now have an easier way to continue their training and earn a bachelor degree.

Herzing recently signed an articulation agreement with Columbia Southern University (CSU).

The agreement means that graduates of our OHS program can transfer 45 credits to CSU’s bachelor’s program in health and safety.

Our OHS grads are automatically accepted into CSU’s program and can earn their full degree in a shorter time.

To learn more about the new agreement and how it benefits Herzing students, we spoke with Dr. Joe Manjone. He’s the Assistant Provost for Special Programs at Columbia Southern University.

Read on to learn more about CSU and how you could turn your OHS diploma into a degree.

3 Careers in Architecture That Don’t Require a Degree

Aug 17, 2021 10:20:13 AM

Like the idea of making a living in the architecture field? Not interested in spending years in university?

You’re in luck: there are a variety of architecture careers that require neither a bachelor’s nor a master’s degree.

In fact, you can get started as an architectural drafter, architectural technologist, or appraiser with just a college diploma.

In this post, we walk you through the details of each of these architecture careers, including job descriptions, salaries, and training requirements.

Compare all three roles and see which path is right for you.

Programmer, Developer, Software Engineer: What’s the Difference?

Aug 9, 2021 11:25:51 AM

In the information technology industry, the line between different jobs can be very blurry.

Such is the case with programmers, developers, and software engineers.

They all create computer programs, right? So what’s the difference between these roles?

The answer largely depends on who you ask. Every company defines the positions slightly differently, and some use the job titles interchangeably.

However, there can be important distinctions between these three roles.

In this post, we show you how the roles of programmers, developers, and software engineers compare.

You’ll see how these three jobs stack up in terms of tasks, salaries, training requirements, and more.

Let’s get to it.

What Do You Learn in a Business Management Diploma?

Aug 9, 2021 11:16:51 AM

Business management focuses on preparing students to organize and oversee the activities that keep a business running effectively.

Students gain a solid understanding of several different areas: accounting, marketing, human resources, etc.

Through a business management diploma program, you learn how to develop strategy, lead a team, make executive decisions, run an office, do accounting, and much more.

That can open the door to a wide range of career opportunities, including starting your own business.

Here at Herzing, business management is one of our most popular programs because it covers so much ground and leads to so many job options.

So what specific topics and skills are taught in a business management diploma program?

Let’s dig into the details.

Is Accounting and Payroll a Good Career? 5 Things to Consider

Aug 4, 2021 3:44:10 PM

Every modern business relies on the skills and expertise of accounting and payroll specialists.

These professionals handle crucial functions like tracking the money going in and out of an organization, and making sure everyone gets their paycheques on time.

Sound intriguing? Wondering if accounting and payroll is a good career choice for you?

To arrive at an answer, you need to think about factors like:

  • what the daily work actually involves
  • how much money you could make in this profession
  • what the job market is like where you live

This post has those details and more.

Here are 5 things to consider when deciding if accounting and payroll is the right career for you.

What is Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)? Beginner’s Guide

Jul 29, 2021 3:11:36 PM

The field of occupational health and safety (OHS) revolves around keeping people safe in the workplace.

OHS professionals focus on identifying and minimizing risks to people’s health, safety, and well-being.

They inspect work sites, enforce health and safety legislation, and make sure employees and managers are following proper procedures.

They also develop policies, deliver training, and implement programs to promote a culture of safety and wellness.

Occupational health and safety is often associated with sectors like construction and manufacturing, but it has much broader applications. OHS professionals can be found in every industry.

Keep reading to learn what OHS is all about and what career options exist in this field.

Your Top 5 Duties as a Pharmacy Assistant: What to Expect at Work

Jul 27, 2021 1:01:40 PM

If you’re hoping for a hands-on role in healthcare that you can train for in less than a year, consider a career as a pharmacy assistant.

Pharmacy assistants play an important part in helping licensed pharmacists address patients’ needs. They carry out a mix of clerical, technical, and customer service tasks that keep a pharmacy functioning smoothly.

In fact, when customers come to get a prescription or an over-the-counter medication, the pharmacy assistant is typically the person they deal with most often.

So what do pharmacy assistants actually do? If you take on this role, what would your daily responsibilities include?

Read on to learn about the top 5 pharmacy assistant duties.

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