All Ottawa Posts

Top 7 Paralegal Myths and Facts: Guide for New Students

Sep 8, 2021 11:56:51 AM

You may be aware that paralegals have a special status in Ontario.

Unlike their peers in other areas of Canada, paralegals in Ontario can earn a license and represent clients independently. They have a high degree of autonomy and a broad scope of practice.

But there are still a lot of myths and misconceptions about paralegal training, duties, and career options. Before you head down this path, you need to make sure you understand the facts about the profession.

In this post, we explain the reality behind 7 of the biggest myths about paralegals.

Read on to get a true picture of the role and see if it’s right for you.

CSW Diploma: Meet the Instructor, Explore the Program

Aug 27, 2021 11:55:53 AM

Photo: CSW instructor, Sabrina Bellefeuille at her home in Ottawa, Ontario

Becoming a community services worker (CSW) means dedicating yourself to helping vulnerable people overcome personal and social difficulties.

Sabrina Bellefeuille knows all about the realities, rewards, and challenges of a CSW career.

She’s a graduate of Herzing College’s CSW diploma program and has worked in mental health services for more than 14 years.

Recently, she came back to Herzing to teach the CSW program.

We spoke with Sabrina this week to learn what students can expect from the program and the community services field in general.

Read on to meet the instructor, explore the CSW program, and learn more about the career path.

How to Become an Animator (With Little or No Experience)

Aug 23, 2021 10:44:21 AM

Think you might want to become an animator? Concerned that a lack of experience will hold you back?

Not to worry. The need for animators in Ottawa is so great that there’s never been a better time for newcomers to break into the field.

Demand for animators is far outpacing supply. The shortage is so serious that some Ottawa animation studios are having to turn away work or send projects overseas because they simply can’t find enough local talent to hire.

So how can a total beginner take advantage of that demand?

In this post, we take you through the basic steps you can follow to become an animator, even if you have little or no experience.

Here’s how to position yourself for success in Ottawa’s hot animation job market.

Turn Your OHS Diploma into a Degree at Columbia Southern University

Aug 17, 2021 12:53:59 PM

Students who complete the occupational health and safety (OHS) program at Herzing College now have an easier way to continue their training and earn a bachelor degree.

Herzing recently signed an articulation agreement with Columbia Southern University (CSU).

The agreement means that graduates of our OHS program can transfer 45 credits to CSU’s bachelor’s program in health and safety.

Our OHS grads are automatically accepted into CSU’s program and can earn their full degree in a shorter time.

To learn more about the new agreement and how it benefits Herzing students, we spoke with Dr. Joe Manjone. He’s the Assistant Provost for Special Programs at Columbia Southern University.

Read on to learn more about CSU and how you could turn your OHS diploma into a degree.

What Do You Learn in a Business Management Diploma?

Aug 9, 2021 11:16:51 AM

Business management focuses on preparing students to organize and oversee the activities that keep a business running effectively.

Students gain a solid understanding of several different areas: accounting, marketing, human resources, etc.

Through a business management diploma program, you learn how to develop strategy, lead a team, make executive decisions, run an office, do accounting, and much more.

That can open the door to a wide range of career opportunities, including starting your own business.

Here at Herzing, business management is one of our most popular programs because it covers so much ground and leads to so many job options.

So what specific topics and skills are taught in a business management diploma program?

Let’s dig into the details.

Your Top 5 Duties as a Pharmacy Assistant: What to Expect at Work

Jul 27, 2021 1:01:40 PM

If you’re hoping for a hands-on role in healthcare that you can train for in less than a year, consider a career as a pharmacy assistant.

Pharmacy assistants play an important part in helping licensed pharmacists address patients’ needs. They carry out a mix of clerical, technical, and customer service tasks that keep a pharmacy functioning smoothly.

In fact, when customers come to get a prescription or an over-the-counter medication, the pharmacy assistant is typically the person they deal with most often.

So what do pharmacy assistants actually do? If you take on this role, what would your daily responsibilities include?

Read on to learn about the top 5 pharmacy assistant duties.

Are Paralegals in Demand? Latest Career & Salary Info for Ontario

Jul 19, 2021 9:58:43 AM

If you're thinking about becoming a paralegal, you probably have two key questions: what is the job market like and how much money can you expect to earn?

Unlike most regions of Canada, Ontario allows paralegals to become licensed and independently represent clients in certain legal matters.

That opens up a broad range of career opportunities, including starting your own practice.

But before you head down this path, you should know if paralegals are in demand and how much they typically make.

That's what this post is all about. We provide the latest paralegal job outlook and salary information for Ontario.

We also describe different career paths that paralegal program graduates can take in this province.

Here are the facts you need to make an informed decision about your future.

What Does it Take to Become a Business Manager?

Jul 8, 2021 10:52:51 AM

Do you see yourself as a leader? If you're hoping to become a business manager, you need to understand what the role is all about and what skills will help you succeed.

Business managers oversee and direct the operations of a company.

They're typically responsible for supervising employees, keeping the finances on track, and making sure the organization meets its goals.

So what does it take to land a position like that? What skills and traits do employers look for?

This post provides the clear roadmap you need to become a business manager.

Find out what abilities are required and see if you're suited to this role.

What Exactly Do You Learn in 2D Animation Training?

Jul 5, 2021 10:22:09 AM

Image credit: Megan Winters (Herzing College 2D Animation graduate)

It takes a special combination of skills to make cartoons come alive. That's what 2D animation training is all about.

Students develop both the technical expertise and practical skills to create compelling animations for movies, TV shows, websites, video games, and more.

They also learn how the entire production process works at an animation studio, so they can hit the ground running and become valuable team members, straight after graduation.

And this is the perfect time to get training. Many Ottawa animation companies are really struggling to find local talent. They're being forced to turn down projects or send work overseas because they can't find Ottawa animators to hire.

Thinking about starting a career in the animation industry? Wondering what to expect from 2D animation training?

Here's a good breakdown of what's covered in a quality program.

2D Animation Careers: Where Do Animators Get Hired?

Jun 21, 2021 10:21:11 AM

If you're considering a career in 2D animation, you're probably wondering about your job options after training.

Where can you get hired straight out of school?

Many people think 2D animators only work in film or television. But there are definitely other career paths you can pursue with quality training and a strong portfolio.

In this post, we'll walk you through 3 popular 2D animation careers, with a spotlight on Ottawa employers and job opportunities.

What kinds of opportunities are available for talented, ambitious 2D animators? Let's take a look.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7