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Non-Traditional Career Paths in Sustainability

Feb 13, 2024 9:37:18 AM

If you’re concerned about the planet but want a career outside of environmental sciences and engineering, you’re in luck.

Many people think of green jobs as those that are directly linked to preserving natural resources or fighting climate change, like ecologist and solar engineer. But the truth is that there are all kinds of non-STEM careers that support environmental well-being.

In this blog, we explore six non-traditional career paths in sustainability you might want to consider. See how they contribute to a cleaner, greener world and learn about the challenges and rewards go along with them.

Business Administration Career Paths: Where a Diploma Can Lead

Feb 6, 2024 11:09:30 AM

A lot of people opt for a business administration diploma over a degree because a diploma provides streamlined training and a quicker route to employment.

While a degree is a three- or four-year commitment, most business diplomas can be completed in two years or less. You can graduate fast and get straight to work.

But what options will you have after business college? What business administration career paths are open to diploma holders?

Unconventional College Programs: Pathways to Unique Opportunities

Nov 17, 2023 9:20:41 AM

Updated February 2024

When you think about career colleges, what sorts of programs come to mind? Many people instantly think of courses like health care aide, office administration, and computer networking. And while those certainly exist, the full range of course offerings is far more diverse than you might imagine.

Keep reading to learn about some unique career college programs that often go unnoticed but offer a specialized education leading to exciting career prospects.

Accounting Grad: How I Did Two Diplomas for the Price of One

Aug 16, 2023 8:00:00 AM

Karmina Nieto had spent years working in odd jobs, eventually ending up in a management role for a cleaning services company. But when the pandemic hit, her job disappeared, and another promising opportunity fell through at the last minute.

Her career needed a reset. She took a pause and did some soul searching to figure out what she wanted to do.

She completed the medical office administration program at Herzing, but found it wasn’t quite the right fit. After working in an office for a while, she realized she really enjoyed the financial aspect—so she took advantage of the Herzing Open Education Program (HOEP) to do an accounting and payroll diploma tuition-free.

She struggled initially, but thanks to hard work and lots of instructor support, she made it through.

Read on to learn more about her remarkable story.

Meet Marikit: My Experience in the Supply Chain Management Program

Jun 21, 2023 11:14:59 AM

After earning a degree in advertising in the Phillippines and spending years working in sales, customer service, and business development, Marikit Dela Cruz was looking to enhance her skills specifically in the area of supply chain management.

Herzing’s program was available online, which made it easier to fit both work and study into her schedule. So she took a chance and enrolled.

By the time she graduated in March 2023, she had already secured a job as a purchasing assistant with the very same company where she’d done her internship!

We caught up with Marikit to find out what she thought of her Herzing experience and what advice she would pass on to other students.

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 Kehinde: My Experience in Herzing’s Online OHS Program

Feb 15, 2023 9:06:40 AM

When Kehinde Akande came to Canada in 2018, he knew he wanted to pursue additional education.

He already had a chemistry degree and several years of experience in environmental issues, but he was looking to get more into health and safety. After researching several OHS programs, he chose Herzing’s because it was online, flexible, and fast.

It proved to be a good decision. When he graduated in October 2022, he was offered a job as a health and safety advisor—at the same company where he did his internship!

We spoke with Kehinde recently to learn more about his experience. Here’s his story.

What Are the Main Types of International Trade?

Dec 5, 2022 9:30:00 AM

Updated January 2024

Most countries trade with others in order to acquire what they need and help their economies expand. Canadians aren’t limited to home-grown products and markets; we can sell domestic goods abroad and bring in items from foreign countries.

So just what does the process involve? This post describes the three main types of international trade: import, export, and entrepot. Keep reading to learn more about each type of trade and see how they work together in the global supply chain.

How to Start a Career in Supply Chain Management

Nov 4, 2022 8:58:34 AM

Updated December 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.

6 Accounting & Payroll Skills You Must Learn to Get Hired

Sep 8, 2022 1:52:01 PM

Updated December 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?

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