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What Does It Mean to Study Business Administration?

Jun 17, 2021 10:35:47 AM

Few fields are as diverse and wide-ranging as business administration.

This area of study focusses on how companies operate. That includes a lot of different departments and roles, including accounting, marketing, sales, management, customer service, and more.

By studying business administration, you can learn how to lead a team, manage resources, attract clients, run an office, help with bookkeeping, or handle routine clerical responsibilities.

Here's the key thing to know: you can study business administration at the university level with a degree program OR you can take a diploma in business at the college level.

The skills you learn will be quite different, depending on which path you choose.

In this post, we break down the differences between diplomas and degrees, including what you'll study and what jobs you'll qualify for after graduation.

Find out what it means to study business administration and if this field is right for you.

What’s it Like to Study Business Administration at Herzing?

Jun 11, 2021 10:43:48 AM

Photo: Business students and instructors eating lunch together at the Herzing Winnipeg campus (2019) 

Thinking about taking Business Administration training? Looking to switch careers, upgrade your office skills, or get your first job in this field? 

No matter your background, age, or level of experience, this program can help you reach your goals. Business administration is one of the most flexible diploma programs out there. 

But if you’ve done some research, you’ll notice this program is a little different at each college. Every school has its own version of the training. 

So, what’s it like to study Business Administration at Herzing? What can you expect in class? 

In this post, we break down the most important features of our diploma program.

We also spoke with some recent graduates to get their opinion on the courses, instructor, internship, and more. 

Here’s everything you need to know. 

What Skills Do You Learn in a CSW Diploma? Top 6 Takeaways

Jun 2, 2021 12:52:28 PM

Image: Students in the CSW diploma program at Herzing College

A Community Support Worker (CSW) diploma is a quick, efficient way to start a career in social services.  

If you want to do front-line work in your community, but don’t want to earn a university degree in social work, a CSW diploma is a good alternative.

It takes just 11 months to complete the program. 

We have been delivering CSW training (both on campus and online) for several years.

Students always say their favourite part of the program is the hands-on training in counselling. Plus the real experience they get on internship at a local community organization. 

Most students are excited to get out there and start working with people in need. They’re not interested in spending years studying social work history and theory.  

So, exactly what topics and skills are covered in a CSW diploma? How does it prepare you for the challenges of supporting at-risk people?

Read on for a good preview of what you’ll be learning in class.

4 Computer Networking Jobs That Are Growing During Pandemic

May 31, 2021 1:31:29 PM

It's no secret that the pandemic massively disrupted many sectors of Canada's economy.

It dramatically changed the way many people work, shop, socialize (and pretty much every other aspect of our lives).

But while some industries have suffered large job losses, sectors like information technology experienced substantial growth.

With everyone stuck at home, relying on digital systems to keep them connected to the outside world, the demand for computer networking professionals has kicked into high gear.

In this post, we walk you through 4 computer networking jobs that have seen increased demand during the pandemic.

Find out which IT careers offer promising opportunities both now and in the years ahead.

Is Administrative Assistant a Good Career? 5 Points to Consider

May 19, 2021 3:27:30 PM

Administrative assistants play a pivotal role in every office.

They are multitasking rock stars who handle the clerical, organizational, and communication tasks that keep a business running smoothly.

So is an administrative assistant career a good choice for you? Does this role fit your needs and goals?

Before you can answer that, you need to weigh some key factors. These include things like job options, earning potential, and career outlook in your area.

You should also think about whether you have the personality and natural strengths this role requires.

At Herzing College, we've been training office administrators for decades. Based on our experience, these are the 5 points to consider before you make a decision.

What Does a Payroll Clerk Do? Daily Routine & Essential Skills

May 7, 2021 1:57:45 PM

Payroll clerks have one of the most important roles in any company: making sure people get paid accurately and on time.

And payroll clerks are in demand. Nearly every region of Manitoba gets the Government of Canada Job Bank's highest employment outlook rating for this career (3 stars).

But a good employment outlook isn't the only reason to choose an occupation. Before you commit, you need more details about the role. Is it a good match for your interests and natural strengths?

You need to know what a payroll clerk actually does every day at work, and the skills you'll need to get hired.

In this post, we offer an inside look at payroll skills, responsibilities, and daily routine.

Find out what to expect on the job and how to get started with training.

Is Legal Assistant a Good Career? Pros, Cons, Salary, Job Outlook

Apr 29, 2021 10:53:57 AM

Eager to work in the legal field without spending years in university? A legal assistant career may be the ideal alternative.

Legal assistants provide the kind of essential support every lawyer needs.

They handle a wide range of tasks, from conducting research and preparing documents to scheduling meetings and communicating with clients.

But like any job, working as a legal assistant has both advantages and drawbacks. So you should see the whole picture before making any decisions.

In this post, we describe the major pros and cons of a legal assistant career.

Find out what to expect in this role and see if it makes sense for you.

How to Become a Virtual Assistant & Work From Home

Apr 23, 2021 1:51:25 PM

Like the idea of an administrative support role? Prefer the flexibility of working from home?

If you become a virtual assistant, you can have both.

Virtual assistants are home-based professionals who perform clerical and communications tasks for businesses and organizations.

That can include anything from responding to emails and booking appointments to preparing documents and corresponding with clients.

So what does it take to get into this field? How do you actually become a virtual assistant?

In this post, we walk you through virtual assistant job options, training, important skills, and how to get started.

Here's everything you need to know.

How to Get Into Computer Networking With No Experience

Apr 9, 2021 1:52:03 PM

Looking to break into the field of computer networking? Wise choice. The industry is growing fast and offers a broad range of job possibilities.

Networking professionals work in schools, hospitals, government agencies, IT services firms, banks, businesses, and more.

Any organization big enough to use a computer network needs experts to mange, optimize, and protect it.

The Government of Canada Job Bank predicts steady-to-good employment growth for network technicians and user support technicians in Winnipeg. So it's a good time to begin your career.

But how can you get into the field if you're a total beginner? What kind of training and skills do you need to get hired if you've never worked in computer networking before?

This post will guide you through the process. Follow these steps to land a computer networking job even if you have no prior IT experience.

My Review of Community Support Worker Training at Herzing College

Mar 30, 2021 2:15:30 PM

Photo: Chika Modozie (far left) standing with local community members (Source: cbc.ca)

Chika Modozie started out with a degree in Business Administration, but she always knew business wasn’t her true calling. She wanted a career where she could help people in need.

After immigrating to Canada almost 10 years ago, Chika found herself looking at new training options. She landed in Herzing’s Community Support Worker (CSW) program, which completely changed the course of her life.

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