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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. 

Meanwhile, schools and colleges across Canada have closed, turning many children and adults into online students. Not everyone prefers studying online. Many people truly enjoy coming to campus, hanging out with classmates, and interacting with instructors face-to-face. 

At Herzing, we’ve worked hard to make the transition as painless as possible for our students—but we know some of you are struggling to adapt. 

Studying Online at Herzing College: What to Expect & How to Enroll

Mar 23, 2020 12:36:53 PM

In response to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, Herzing College has transitioned all of our diploma programs to online learning. Our goal is to ensure that students get the same quality instruction and step-by-step support that they receive in the classroom, while studying safely from home.

What Jobs Can You Get With a Business Administration Diploma?

Dec 18, 2019 1:10:31 PM

Photo: Business students in class at the Herzing College Ottawa campus

Meet Gladys: My Experience in Herzing's Business Management Program

Nov 25, 2019 12:57:38 PM

Gladys Gonzales graduated from Herzing's Business Management program in September, 2019 and was hired as an Accounts Payable Clerk at Richcraft Homes Ltd.

Gladys Gonzales was already very well educated when she arrived in Canada from the Philippines. She had a university degree plus several years of work experience as a care-giver and domestic helper.

But she was looking for something more. When her elderly client passed away, she decided to return to school and earn a Canadian diploma, so she would have better career options here in Ottawa.

Gladys enrolled in the Business Management program at Herzing College, and 12 months later, landed her first job as an Accounts Payable Clerk with Richcraft Homes Ltd - one of Ottawa's largest and most successful home building companies.

Meet Cris Quejada: My Review of Herzing's Accounting & Payroll Program

Nov 20, 2019 12:47:10 PM

Cris Quejada at her new job at Oakpark Retirement Community, where she works in reception and assists with accounting

After Cris Quejada became a permanent resident of Canada, she knew she needed a Canadian diploma to start a successful career here in Ottawa.

She did her research, figured out which business jobs had strong demand, and decided accounting and payroll was the right choice.

6 months ago, she graduated from Herzing's Accounting and Payroll program, and got hired immediately as a receptionist/accounting assistant.

My Review of Herzing's Paralegal Program

Nov 11, 2019 1:04:05 PM

Majeeda Khan graduated from the Paralegal program in 2017, and now works at Smart & Biggar as a legal assistant in the litigation department

Majeeda had graduated from university, and was working in retail, when she decided she needed a new career plan. She wasn't finding work in her field of study, and wanted a job that would be challenging, interesting, and truly helpful to others.

That's when she paid a visit to the Herzing Ottawa campus in the St. Laurent mall, and began asking about available training programs. She'd never even considered becoming a paralegal, but after looking into the field, she realized it was a perfect fit for her natural skills and professional goals.

After that, everything fell into place.

We chatted with Majeeda this week to get her opinion of the Paralegal program, and see what she's up to now. Turns out she is working at the biggest, most successful intellectual property law firm in Canada!

This is such a great success story. Read on for all the details.

Starting a Network Technician Career: Your First 5 Steps

Oct 2, 2019 11:19:53 AM

This is an excellent time to start a career in IT and tech. These industries are on the rise in Canada, with steady employment growth across the country. 

Computer technology jobs are featured on all kinds of “top careers” lists. Global staffing firm, Randstad, recently published its roundup of the Best Tech Jobs in 2019—which featured both beginner and advanced roles, such as help desk analyst and network administrator. 

Whether you’re starting from scratch, or skilling-up with new certifications, there are many training options (and career paths) to choose from. 

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