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Should You Get a Business Diploma? Advice From An 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 knows exactly how to help people choose the right diploma program.

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

Updated December, 2020.

Paralegals enjoy a wide range of job opportunities in Ontario. Ontario is one of the only provinces 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. 

My Review of Herzing's Personal Support Worker Program

Jul 22, 2020 11:21:50 AM

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

Meet Bryan Coker: Your Guide to Herzing's CSW Program

Jun 19, 2020 11:40:16 AM

Photo: CSW program instructor, Bryan Coker at his home office in Ottawa

Do you know someone who's taken the Community Services Worker (CSW) 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 10 years and is absolutely beloved among students and graduates.

His unique background as a pastor, social worker, community organizer, and counsellor helps him connect with people in a very unique way.

Bryan's teaching style goes far beyond the "mechanics" of social work and community services.

He helps students reflect on their own lives and struggles, and cultivate their own unique approach as counsellors.

Bryan says students leave his class "with a changed heart", open and ready to assist others.

They walk away with the mindset, tools, and knowledge required to make real change in their own communities. From what graduates tell us, it's a pretty transformative experience!

Are you considering a career in social services? Wondering what to expect from community support worker training?

Read on to meet the instructor, and get an inside look at Herzing's CSW program

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. 

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.

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