How to Make an Interior Design Portfolio

Apr 18, 2023 9:34:11 AM

The purpose of an interior design portfolio is to showcase your skills and abilities. Whether you’re looking to work for an established firm or strike out on your own, you need to demonstrate that you’re a talented and capable professional who can be trusted to produce quality work.

An intimidating task, to be sure! But not to worry. We put together this comprehensive guide to explain how to make an interior design portfolio that represents you and your work in a professional, visually appealing way.

Read on to discover how to put your best foot, and designs, forward.

Computer Networking: Benefits of Instructor-Led Training and Choosing the Right Course

Apr 3, 2023 10:05:30 AM

With increasing access to resources that can help you learn computer networking skills on your own, is there any reason to enrol in a more traditional program? What advantages does learning from an instructor offer over going the self-taught route?

Instructor-led training offers a more personalized, interactive learning experience. Course leaders can tailor the content and teaching approach to their audience’s needs, and students can get real-time feedback from an experienced IT pro and build connections that can help them establish and advance their careers.

In this post, we explore the advantages of instructor-led computer networking training and offer some tips on choosing the right course.

Meet Marilyn: Legal Studies Instructor Honoured for Excellence

Mar 13, 2023 9:06:00 AM

Herzing College has offered an accelerated immigration case manager diploma program for several years. It's designed to prepare students for a rewarding role in the legal field in just nine months.

Experienced immigration consultant Marilyn Taupan teaches the program and has been with Herzing since 2021. Her students consistently give her stellar reviews, and she was recently recognized as Herzing College Toronto’s instructor of the year!

We spoke with Marilyn to get her thoughts on the honour and her overall career journey.

Here’s how that conversation unfolded.

Meet Chantelle: MOA Instructor Recognized for Outstanding Work

Mar 7, 2023 9:00:49 AM

To succeed as a medical office administrator, you need to be both highly organized and deeply caring. You must be motivated by a desire to make a positive difference in the lives of patients.

Chantelle Ducolon exemplifies all of these traits. Her dedication and commitment to delivering the best possible educational experience consistently earns her the respect of her students—and recently, it earned her recognition as Herzing College Ottawa’s instructor of the year!

We caught up with Chantelle this week to get her reflections on the honour, the MOA program, and her own career journey.

Here’s her story.

Sustainable Architecture Instructor Recognized for Excellence

Mar 3, 2023 2:36:37 PM

Herzing College started offering a Sustainable Architecture training program several years ago. This program offers an alternative to people who want to participate in eco-friendly building design, but don't want to invest years in university to become a licensed architect.

Our program trains students in the principles of sustainable architecture and the software and technical skills required to draft architectural designs.

Moncef Noual has been teaching the program since 2017—and was recently recognized as Herzing College Montreal’s instructor of the year! The honour reflects the fact that he really gets to know his students during their tenure with Herzing and goes out of his way to make sure they have the best possible experience from beginning to end.

We chatted with Moncef recently to learn more about his career journey and the sustainable architecture field in general. Here are the highlights of that conversation.

Student Support Services: Mindful Behaviour

Mar 1, 2023 9:31:42 AM
By Fred Standil
Student Services Advisor at Herzing College

In this time of rapid change, it is important to take stock of the choices we make and the behaviours we display.

It is rare that a day goes by when we are not exposed to new ways of doing things as we navigate our way through life in 2023. As I have been known to say from time to time, “The only constant is change.”

Meet Sarah: CSW Grad Lands Ideal Job as Educational Assistant

Mar 1, 2023 9:29:00 AM

When you think of a community services worker, you might picture someone helping out in shelters, halfway houses, or youth centres. A high school classroom probably doesn’t come to mind.

But that’s because you haven’t met Sarah Laham.

Sarah completed Herzing’s Community Services Worker program with a stellar GPA and fully expected to follow the typical CSW career path. Instead, she landed a position as an educational assistant in an Ottawa high school—and found it was exactly where she was meant to be.

Here’s her story.

Top 12 Time Management Tips for Administrative Assistants

Mar 1, 2023 12:00:00 AM

Time management is one of the most important skills of an administrative assistant. After all, you need to be able to juggle many different tasks. Answering phone calls, organizing files, booking meetings and appointments, preparing presentations…the list goes on.

So how can you get everything done without missing a beat or losing your mind?

We’ve put together some practical time management tips for administrative assistants that can help you stay on track.

Meet Naomi: My Review of the Broadcasting Program at Herzing

Feb 23, 2023 9:36:03 AM

After a university experience that didn’t go well and an enjoyable-but-taxing stint as a childcare provider, Naomi Penner knew she wanted something different.

A radio ad for Herzing College caught her attention. Why not pursue a diploma in broadcasting, which she’d been interested in since she was a kid?

This was late 2020, when pandemic restrictions still made traditional classes difficult. Fortunately, Herzing’s program was available online and gave Naomi the flexibility she needed.

She is now the morning show host for Now Country 104.7 and handles social media for three different radio stations in Winnipeg.

We spoke with Naomi recently to learn more about her experience at Herzing and how her career has unfolded since graduation.

The Benefits of a Private Career College

Feb 21, 2023 2:01:36 PM

Private career colleges exist all across Canada and offer an alternative to public community colleges. With job-focused programs that can be completed relatively quickly, private colleges can be an excellent option for people who want to train for a new career or advance in their existing one.

But how are they different from public colleges, and what unique advantages do they offer? Keep reading to learn more about private career colleges and how they can benefit you.

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