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Meet Sergkei: My Experience in Herzing's Interior Design Program

Jun 20, 2019 10:25:33 AM

Imagine leaving your home, and travelling across the globe to study in a foreign country, in a foreign language, and build a career from scratch? With no family or professional contacts to help you?

That's exactly what Herzing Interior Design graduate, Sergkei Theocharis, did last year. He travelled all the way to Montreal from Greece, with the dream of starting a design career here in Montreal.

Sergkei just graduated from Herzing last month, and has already landed a pretty amazing interior design job at Primo International.

We interviewed him to learn more about his story, his experience at Herzing, and what he's doing now.

Here are the highlights from that conversation.

Top 7 Myths about Early Childhood Education, Training, and Careers

Jun 11, 2019 2:05:16 PM

Every occupation and industry has its myths and misconceptions. Unless you actually work in the field, it's easy to develop some false ideas about what it's all about, right?

Becoming a CAD Technician: 10 Things to Know Before You Begin

May 22, 2019 3:50:13 PM

Updated July, 2021.

There's fairly steady demand for CAD technicians in Quebec and across Canada. There's quite a few ways to specialize in this field, salaries are competitive, and the training is quick.

If you're interested in mechanical engineering or architectural design, you could be a perfect fit for this career.

But what should you know about becoming a CAD technician before you take the leap and invest in training?

We've been teaching this program for years! Here's our top 10 things every potential student should understand, right from day one. 

By the end of this post, you'll know for sure if a CAD career is right for you—and exactly how to get started.

Top 10 Reasons to Choose a Career in Early Childhood Education

May 13, 2019 3:42:29 PM

Updated October, 2021

What's the best thing about starting a career in early childhood education (ECE)? It's hard to narrow it down to just 10!

This is such an inspiring field. If you love working with kids and have the heart of a teacher, you can find your true calling as an early childhood educator.

Need a little inspiration to get moving toward your goal? Let this post be your guide.

In our opinion, these are the top 10 reasons to become an early childhood educator—and the absolute best things about the profession.

If you agree, you're definitely on the right track in pursuing this career. And you'll find some links at the end of the post on how to get started. So let's dive in!

Is an Interior Design Program Right For You? What to Expect in Class

May 2, 2019 1:48:08 PM

Design students busy working on projects at the Herzing College Montreal campus

You have a natural talent for arranging rooms, choosing furniture, and selecting paint colours. Your Instagram or Pinterest is full of amazing design ideas and inspiration. You're constantly re-organizing your own living space.

It sounds like you'd fit right in at interior design school! But let's take a step back for a minute. There are a few more things to consider before you invest your time and money...

What Can You Do With an Interior Design Diploma? 5 Career Paths

Apr 24, 2019 10:27:01 AM

Updated January 2021.

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of interior design? Room layouts, paint colours, furniture options, the latest design trends—like Bohemian or Mid-Century Modern?

Chances are, you're thinking of residential interior design. The structures we use for living...the spaces we call home. But the truth is, the world of interior design goes way beyond the home. Designers are employed by all kinds of businesses, to create spaces that are both beautiful and practical; cutting-edge and functional.

Do you have a natural talent for organizing rooms, choosing furniture, and really bringing a design scheme together with finishing touches? You can build on those abilities with interior design training, and open up a wide range of job options.

Take a look at 5 different design careers you can pursue with a diploma in interior design.

Which Business Program Should You Choose? Find Your Path in 5 Steps

Apr 4, 2019 4:18:24 PM

Torn between two business programs? Can't decide between several training options? You're definitely not alone. Business is such a broad field—there are so many career paths you could take, and so many business programs to choose from.

4 Reasons Sustainable Architecture is a Very Smart Career Path

Mar 26, 2019 2:29:32 PM

Climate change, pollution, and over-populated cities have become major issues all across the globe. From the food we eat, to the clothes we wear, to the cars we drive, and the buildings we live in—sustainability is the new watch word.

Choosing a Network Technician Program: 5 Clear Signs of Quality

Mar 15, 2019 12:43:32 PM

This is an excellent time to start a career as a network technician or administrator. Computer networking professionals are in demand all across Quebec, and throughout Canada.

5 Hugely Popular Interior Design Styles Every New Student Should Know

Feb 23, 2019 4:13:02 PM

What's the difference between modern and contemporary interior design? How does industrial differ from Scandinavian—and where does "transitional" fit in?

If you're thinking about a career in interior design, you're probably already familiar with some of these styles, even if you don't know their official names or defining characteristics.

But if you're serious about studying design, you'll want to get a handle on these terms before you walk into your first day of class. Yes, you'll be covering these concepts at school—but knowing the basic differences between today's most popular styles will give you a stronger start.

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