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Landing Your First Interior Design Job: What Do Employers Look For?

Jun 8, 2020 9:49:08 AM

We’ve been offering an Interior Design program at Herzing for several years now. When we put together the curriculum, we looked very closely at hiring trends and the specific skills employers are looking for in new designers. 

What kinds of companies are hiring interior designers? What creative and technical skills are most in-demand right now? Who is hiring our graduates? 

Sustainable Architecture Diploma: Meet the Instructor, Explore the Training

Jun 4, 2020 9:50:51 AM

Herzing instructor, Sam Graceffa has over 20 years of experience in sustainable architecture and building design

Sustainable architecture is a very fast-growing field in Quebec, throughout Canada, and across the globe.

This industry is all about designing structures with minimal environmental impact. Sustainable building designers use cutting-edge technologies and products to conserve energy, lower costs, and protect natural resources.

Explore the Early Childhood Education Program at Herzing College

May 6, 2020 2:37:49 PM

Sora New teaches the Early Childhood Education program at Herzing College Montreal.

This is an excellent time to become an Early Childhood Educator (ECE) in Montreal. There is strong demand for ECEs at daycares and preschools throughout the city and across the province of Quebec.

This career is ideal for someone who loves working with young children, and is naturally interested in early childhood development. ECEs have a huge influence on a child's life. They help shape essential cognitive, physical, social and emotional skills.

Computer Networking Training: Meet the Instructor & Tour Our Program

May 1, 2020 11:19:05 AM

Photo: Karnig Kazandjian, Networking Department Head and program instructor at Herzing College Montreal

Updated January 2021.

Computer networking training is one of the most popular diploma programs at Herzing College Montreal.

The field has grown tremendously over the past few years, with increasing demand for roles like network administrator, IT support specialist, and network technician.

If you're considering this path, you're probably wondering what kind of training you need to get started. Or what jobs you can qualify for, straight out of college.

There's no one better to answer these questions than Karnig Kazandjian. Karnig is the Computer Networking department head at Herzing College Montreal.

What's it Like to Take Interior Design Training at Herzing College Montreal?

Apr 9, 2020 4:25:37 PM

There are a lot of different Interior Design programs out there, from DECs to AECs to university degrees.

Longer programs tend to delve deeper into the theory, philosophy, and history of interior design, while shorter programs focus more on practical design skills.

The interior design students we work with at Herzing are an incredibly diverse group, coming from different backgrounds and all ages. Some are recent high school graduates, others are working parents, and quite a few are international students.

What's it Really Like to Take Import/Export Training at Herzing?

Feb 25, 2020 11:43:24 AM

Import/Export Instructor Karla Perez at Herzing College Montreal. 

(Updated April 2021)

Quebec is an excellent place to start a career in international trade. There is good demand for entry-level jobs like customs official and import/export clerk, and strong growth potential for import/export merchants.

Thinking of starting your own import/export business? Interested in entering the industry?

Your first step is to look into quality import/export training. Professionals in this field need a solid foundation in import/export laws, regulations, marketing, and business strategy.

This week we interviewed Herzing's own International Commerce & Import/Export instructor, Karla Perez, to get a better understanding of how training works.

We talked about what to expect in class, entry-level job options, certification, and what it takes to succeed in this field.

Read on to meet the teacher, learn about the program, and find out if import/export training is right for you.

Can You Become a Programmer Without a University Degree?

Feb 7, 2020 9:59:55 AM

The short answer is, yes. You can become a programmer without earning a university degree in computer science or software engineering. 

The longer answer is a bit more complicated. Starting your career without a degree will mean doing quite a bit of self-study and self-training. You need to be a hard worker and highly motivated to succeed. 

The truth is, this field is big (there are hundreds of programming languages!) and it’s changing all the time. Even with a degree, you’ll spend a lot of time studying new tech and teaching yourself new skills. 

So this begs the question: If you don’t want to go to university, what’s the best way to get your programming career off the ground? 

Meet Chao: My Experience in Herzing's Programmer Analyst Program

Oct 25, 2019 2:14:45 PM

Photo: Chao Zhang at his desk at Jesta, where he was hired as a full-stack software developer after graduating from Herzing's Programmer Analyst program.

When Chao Zhang enrolled in the Programmer Analyst program at Herzing, he had virtually no experience in software development. He had a degree in Electrical Engineering and had worked as a game tester - but that was it.

Looking to get into the industry as fast as possible, Chao signed up for the 15-month accelerated program. He graduated in March, 2019 and landed an impressive job as a full-stack software developer for Jesta I.S.

Jesta is a global software company with a 50 year track record of quality products. They were recently named the #1 software vendor for retail businesses.

We interviewed Chao this week to find out how work is going, and what he thought of Herzing's program. We asked him to rate the quality of the instructor, the skills he learned, and his overall experience at Herzing.

Here's what we found out.

What’s it Really Like to Study 3D Animation at Herzing?

Oct 16, 2019 11:30:43 AM

Herzing College campus in downtown Montreal

Did you know that Montreal is considered one of the best cities in the world to start an animation career? It’s home to a wide range of 3D and 2D animation studios, and attracts tons of projects and talent from all over the world. 

According to industry research by Montreal International, the animation industry provides over 30,000 jobs in audio-visual production. And as a whole, Quebec has enjoyed an 88% rise in animation contracts since 2017. This sector is really booming. 

Top 5 Computer Networking Problems You’ll Face at Your First Job

Sep 5, 2019 1:03:18 PM

As a freshly hired computer network administrator or technician, your top goal is to ensure the network you’re responsible for is secure, optimized, and free from disruptions. 

For businesses, a well-oiled network means improved productivity, increased profit, and more satisfied customers. And with so many daily processes and transactions relying heavily on high performing networks, talented administrators are in very high demand.