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Meet Catherine: My Review of the Building Design Technician Program

Nov 30, 2021 10:13:38 AM

When Catherine Iaxamana came to Canada from the Philippines, she worked a series of jobs in childcare, food service, and financial services.

But her real interest was design. She had already completed a course in industrial design back in the Philippines, but she knew she needed additional training to start a career here in Toronto.

With two young sons at home, flexibility was important. She did her research and discovered that Herzing’s Building Design Technician program was a perfect fit.

We interviewed Catherine recently to find out what she thought of the program and how it prepared her for career success.

Here’s what she had to say.

Meet Raymond: My Experience in Herzing’s Graphic Design Program

Nov 23, 2021 1:15:02 PM

Raymond Nestor had worked in IT for a couple of years before coming to Canada as a live-in caregiver.

Before long, he decided he wanted to do something different with his life. He had always enjoyed sketching and design, so he started looking into graphic design courses.

He wanted quality training that was flexible enough to fit around his work commitments. He enroled in the graphic design certificate at Herzing College and never looked back.

Shortly after graduating, he landed a job as an artist at The Sandbox, a gaming ecosystem that allows users to create and monetize virtual worlds and experiences.

We caught up with Raymond to learn about his experience in Herzing’s program and how it changed the course of his career.

Here’s his full story.

Digital Designers vs. Graphic Designers: Difference Explained

Nov 19, 2021 12:13:18 PM

Digital designers and graphic designers are alike in many ways.

Both produce visual images that communicate a message and meet a business objective. Both are paid to increase brand awareness and inspire consumers to action.

So what’s the difference between them?

It basically comes down to this: Graphic designers tend to focus on static images, while digital designers create graphics that incorporate motion and interactivity.

They must each consider different factors, but they rely on many of the same design fundamentals.

Here’s a detailed breakdown of how digital designers and graphic designers compare.

How to Become an Immigration Case Manager: 5 Key Steps

Nov 10, 2021 10:13:14 AM

Like the idea of helping newcomers settle in Canada? Don’t want to spend years earning a university degree? Then you may want to become an immigration case manager.

Immigration case managers handle the administrative tasks that go along with securing visas, study permits, and other important documents.

They provide invaluable assistance that helps immigration consultants and lawyers manage their caseload and keeps clients’ applications moving forward.

Here’s the best part: The training is relatively short, and no licensing is required. You can be fully job-ready in only 9 months.

So what do you need to do to become an immigration case manager?

Here are 5 steps that can help position you for success.

Meet Marsha: My Experience in the Immigration Case Manager Program

Nov 8, 2021 9:57:02 AM

It was an experience with a thief that sparked Marsha Swaby’s interest in an immigration career.

Once, while she was on a trip outside of Canada, Marsha had her personal documents stolen. Her ID and other important papers were gone, and she had to find her way through the bureaucratic process of getting them back.

That’s when she decided she wanted to help others facing similar problems.

Marsha signed up for Herzing’s Immigration Case Manager program, completed her internship, and landed a job as a legal services associate even before she graduated.

We spoke to Marsha to get her thoughts on the program and how it has shaped her career path.

Here’s what she had to say.

6 Easy Steps to Become a Health and Safety Officer in Just 12 Months!

Oct 26, 2021 9:31:21 AM

When an employee gets hurt, he or she can suffer both physically and financially. Plus, the company can experience lower productivity and morale.

Health and safety officers try to avoid such scenarios. Their job is to keep workplace accidents and injuries from happening.

They do this by identifying possible hazards, providing safety training, and making sure staff at all levels comply with relevant laws.

Thinking about pursuing this career? Wondering how you can quickly become a health and safety officer?

Here are six simple steps that can help you get where you want to go.

Should You Become a Payroll Clerk? 5 Things to Consider First

Oct 14, 2021 9:45:17 AM

If you’re looking for a career that lets you work with numbers, interact with people, and play a crucial role in a company, becoming a payroll clerk is an excellent choice.

Payroll clerks are the people who make sure everyone gets paid the appropriate amount at the appropriate time.

Organizations in every industry rely on these skilled pros to calculate and distribute paycheques, catch errors, address staff questions, and more.

Sound like a role you’d like to pursue?

Before you jump in, you need to think about details like what you’d actually do at work, how much you could earn, and what the job market is like for payroll clerks in your area.

Here are 5 questions and answers that can help you decide if this career path is right for you.

What Is Cybersecurity? Quick Guide for New Students

Oct 1, 2021 10:28:54 AM

Cybersecurity focuses on protecting information systems and electronic devices against malicious digital attacks.

If you’ve ever had your email or social media accounts hacked, you’ve seen what happens when cybersecurity measures fall short.

And attacks on major companies are constantly in the news. Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo, and Uber are just a few of the big names that have had their systems compromised in recent years.

So you’re probably aware that cybersecurity is a hot field. But before you make it the focus of your career, you need some more information.

In this post, we explain exactly what the cybersecurity field involves, what job options it offers, and how you can get started in the industry.

Here are the facts you need.

Top 9 Pharmacy Assistant Skills (What You Need to Get Hired)

Sep 23, 2021 9:23:52 AM

Pharmacy assistants are the friendly folks who greet customers, prepare prescriptions, and carry out a whole host of other tasks that keep a pharmacy operating smoothly.

They do everything from answering the phone and updating patient records to managing inventory and processing insurance claims.

Ultimately, this role is about helping licensed pharmacists deliver quality patient care.

Like the idea of being the “face” of a pharmacy? Wondering what it takes to start a career in this field?

We surveyed dozens of current job postings to see what pharmacy assistant skills employers are looking for.

Here’s what you need to get hired.

A Typical Day for a Graphic Designer (How Projects Get Done)

Sep 15, 2021 10:16:19 AM

Graphic designers are experts at using images to communicate ideas and solve problems.

They create logos, posters, banners, infographics, websites, game interfaces, album covers, magazines, product packaging, promotional videos, and more.

The final product needs to not only look good, but also meet specific branding and business goals.

Ultimately, a graphic designer’s job is to use visual elements to inform and inspire an audience.

But how do they go about doing that? What does a graphic designer’s daily routine look like?

In this post, we walk you through a typical workflow for a graphic design project.

Learn more about the steps designers go through and their role in project development.

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