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Student Support Services: The Time is Now

Jan 11, 2023 11:42:31 AM

By Fred Standil
Student Services Advisor at Herzing College Winnipeg

Welcome to 2023. The passage of time reminds us that life is fragile and unpredictable. Mental health experts caution that while there are always things going on that are troubling, we must all strive to stay in the moment and appreciate what we have.

Software Development Program: Meet the Instructor, Explore the Training

Jan 9, 2023 11:02:46 AM

The software development field has changed enormously over the past two decades. Today, there are hundreds of different programming languages for various uses, the focus is on cloud computing, and agile methodologies allow for faster, more collaborative development.

Naresh Nagandla has plenty of first-hand experience with these changes. He’s been working in the software field for more than 15 years, in both development and teaching roles. And he recently became an instructor for the software development program at Herzing College.

We caught up with Naresh to learn more about his career journey and what students can expect from the course.

Here are the highlights of our conversation.

Top Cybersecurity Trends for 2023

Dec 16, 2022 2:41:53 PM

Cybersecurity continues to be a top concern for companies all over the world. Tech research and consulting firm Gartner estimates that global spending on information security controls and risk management products and services will total more than $188 billion in 2023—an 11 per cent increase over 2022.

So, given the growth in this field, what can you expect in the year ahead?

Student Support Services: The Real Value of Education

Nov 23, 2022 3:01:57 PM

By Fred Standil
Student Services Advisor at Herzing College Winnipeg

The pursuit of post-secondary education is always a good thing. But there are numerous challenges for students to overcome as they move through their chosen program of study.

As someone who once walked in those shoes, I can report that the benefits of education can and should last a lifetime.

How to Start a Career in Supply Chain Management

Nov 4, 2022 8:58:34 AM

Updated January 2023

The global economy depends on getting products from point A to point B in a timely, efficient, and cost-effective way. That’s why people who specialize in supply chain management are in such high demand.

In a survey by the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), almost two-thirds of Canadian supply chain professionals landed their current position within three months of starting their search. What’s more, most of those individuals enjoy their work: in a separate survey by ASCM and Supply Chain Canada, 69 per cent of respondents were happy with their jobs, rating their satisfaction at least eight on a scale of one to 10.

Think this field might be right for you? Not sure about how to begin? Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about how to start a career in supply chain management.

Student Support Services: Establishing Healthy Personal Boundaries

Oct 13, 2022 1:51:35 PM
By Fred Standil
Student Services Advisor at Herzing College Winnipeg

Unless we opt to live on an isolated island, we will experience many relationships throughout our lifetimes. These include family, significant others, friends, classmates, colleagues, and a host of other acquaintances. Navigating these relationships can pose challenges.

How One CSW Instructor Came to Embrace Online Education

Oct 12, 2022 1:11:40 PM

As an experienced psychiatric nurse and instructor in Herzing’s Community Support Worker (CSW) program, Kim Melnyk was used to having lots of in-person interactions with students and people in recovery. She wasn’t the biggest fan of technology; she much preferred a more personal touch.

So when COVID came along and forced her to shift to teaching online, she had to make some major adjustments.

Initially, Kim was very much looking forward to a return to class post-pandemic. But when it started to occur, she found that it did not solve the problems she thought it would. Instead, she found herself doing more and more interaction online—and discovering benefits she had never considered before.

We spoke with her recently to learn more about her experience.

Student Support Services: Looking Inward

Sep 12, 2022 2:31:16 PM
By Fred Standil
Student Services Advisor at Herzing College Winnipeg

While it may seem that there is a quick fix for everything these days, maintaining one’s sense of well-being is an ongoing process that requires effort. Introspection is defined as the examination or observation of one’s own mental and emotional processes.

6 Accounting & Payroll Skills You Must Learn to Get Hired

Sep 8, 2022 1:52:01 PM

Updated February 2023

If you have solid math skills, are comfortable around computers, and like the idea of working in a business environment, you could be a natural fit for accounting and payroll training.

But it takes more than these basic skills to really succeed in a college program and land a position with a great company. How do you know if this career path is right for you?

Top 10 Skills for Community Support Workers: Is This Career for You?

Aug 22, 2022 11:58:10 AM

Wondering if a career in social services is right for you? One of the best ways to figure that out is by looking at the skills you'll need to succeed on the job.

If those qualities match up with your profile and interests, chances are you're a good fit for the role.  And if they don't? You're probably better off in another career.

In this post, we're looking at what it takes to be an effective community support worker (CSW). We break down the top 10 characteristics, interests, and skills needed to really thrive in this job.

By the end, you'll know if a CSW career makes sense for you, and exactly how to get started.

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