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Should You Take Business Training? Advice From Our Admissions Expert

Sep 18, 2020 10:56:12 AM

Herzing College Senior Admissions Advisor, Alex Wells at his home office in Ottawa

Alex Wells has been working in college admissions for over 20 years. A Psychology major with decades of experience in student advising, Alex has deep expertise in helping people choose careers. 

Very often, he meets with students who are interested in business training. His job is to figure out if business is the right choice, based on the individual’s career goals, natural talents, and overall personality. 

Alex takes the time to really get to know each candidate. This process is key, because the student’s time, money, and future are riding on this decision. 

Paralegal Job Opportunities: Where Can You Work After College?

Sep 8, 2020 10:41:53 AM

Paralegals enjoy a wide range of job opportunities in Ontario. Ontario is the only province in Canada where licensed paralegals can represent clients in court for certain legal matters. 

This opens up a lot of different career paths in both the private and public sector. Plus, a skilled paralegal can also work as a law clerk or legal assistant, with options to specialize in many different areas of law. 

Meet Krizia: My Review of Herzing's Personal Support Worker Program

Jul 22, 2020 11:21:50 AM

Krizia Mae Macusi at Hillel Lodge where she was hired as a Personal Support Worker after graduating from Herzing last May.

Personal Support Workers have been in the spotlight recently, along with other essential health care providers working on the front lines during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Personal Support Workers (PSWs) help care for our seniors in long-term care facilities, retirements homes, and hospitals. They also make home visits, to help people with special needs live safely and independently in their own residences.

Meet Bryan Coker: Your Guide to Herzing's Community Services Worker Program

Jun 19, 2020 11:40:16 AM

Bryan Coker. Community Services Worker instructor, at his home office in Ottawa

Do you know someone who's taken the Community Services Worker program at Herzing? Just mention the name Bryan Coker. You'll see their eyes light up right away. 

Bryan's been teaching the CSW program for 9 years and is absolutely beloved among students and graduates.

4 Popular Health and Safety Certifications for People Without Degrees

Jun 9, 2020 9:45:13 AM

The Canadian occupational health and safety (OHS) industry is filled with certifications, designations, health and safety diplomas and degrees. 

If you’re new to the field, navigating all these different credentials can be really challenging. For example, in the field of health and safety, there are key differences between a certificate and a certification, and between a certification and a designation

Some safety jobs require at least a bachelor degree, some need a masters, while others call for only a certificate or diploma.

If you’re considering alternatives to a 4-year health and safety degree, you may be looking into college-level health and safety programs. In this case, understanding your path to certification is crucial. 

What to Expect From Medical Office Administration Training at Herzing

May 28, 2020 10:19:30 AM

In our experience, people are drawn to medical office administration because they want a meaningful career in healthcare without spending years in university. They are looking for a position that includes patient care, but does not require becoming a nurse or doctor.

Students who do well in the Medical Office program are naturally well-organized. They have good communication skills, are mature and reliable, and most importantly have a strong desire to help others.

They want to be part of a health care team in a role that directly serves and support patients. They are detail-oriented, compassionate, and good at juggling tasks and deadlines.

Sound familiar? You've come to the right place.

Herzing's Entire 2D Animation Class Hired By Big Jump Entertainment

May 25, 2020 11:27:23 AM

Top animation studio, Big Jump Entertainment, has partnered with Herzing College to train and recruit talented 2D animation students.

A lot of people dream of a career in 2D animation, working on major TV shows and movies at a top animation studio. But they figure the industry is too hard to break into. There’s too much competition for great studio jobs and they’ll never get hired after investing in training. 

They feel pressured to choose another, less “risky” career path and give up on becoming an animator. Sound familiar?  

We recently started a 2D Animation program at Herzing because the exact opposite is true. There is actually a major shortage of skilled 2D animators in Ottawa.

4 Different Occupational Health and Safety Jobs: Explore Your Options

May 14, 2020 12:01:34 PM

This is a good time to begin a career in occupational health and safety (OHS). We’re seeing growing demand for OHS professionals across Canada. What’s driving growth in this field? 

Every year, thousands of Canadians suffer injuries or lose their lives at work. Unsafe work environments are a major problem, not just in construction but across many sectors of our economy. 

Hillel Lodge Hires Our Entire Class of Personal Support Worker Students!

Apr 30, 2020 12:58:57 PM

Residents of Hillel Lodge, the only charitable, Jewish, faith-based long-term care facility in Eastern Ontario

As most people know, the COVID-19 crisis has been particularly stressful and dangerous for elderly citizens in long-term care facilities. 

Older people with weakened immune systems or pre-existing health conditions are more vulnerable to the novel coronavirus.  

Meanwhile, social distancing rules have also taken a toll, isolating seniors from family and friends, and restricting their participation in community activities. 

Never have we relied so heavily on the dedication, skill, and compassion of long-term health care professionals to keep our loved ones safe and well. Nurses, care home staff, and personal support workers are on the front-lines of this struggle.

10 Tips for Studying Online at Home

Apr 22, 2020 2:05:11 PM

The COVID-19 health crisis has forced all of us to adapt to some major life changes. Many people have lost their jobs. Others have found themselves in front-line essential service roles, risking their lives to help their community. 

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