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Meet Albino Jr: How I Started My Building Design Career in Canada

Aug 5, 2019 2:36:08 PM

Examples of architectural renderings done by Albino Jr Geanga

Updated May 2021

Albino Jr Geanga immigrated to Canada several years ago, hoping to start a career in building design.

But even though he already had an Architecture degree from the Philippines, he couldn't get hired without additional training in Canadian building codes and specifications.

Albino decided to take the Building Design Technician program at Herzing College Toronto. He graduated last year, and has successfully re-launched his career here in Canada.

We interviewed Albino to learn more about his story, and find out what he thought of Herzing's Building Design program.  

He told us about the skills he learned, his experience in class, and the design jobs he got after graduation.

He also shared some great advice for new students who want to start careers in building design. Here are the highlights from our interview.

Meet Paolo: My Review of Herzing's MOA Diploma Program

Aug 2, 2019 11:08:12 AM

Paolo Antonio Cortez, Medical Office Administrator student at Herzing College Toronto

Thinking about enrolling in a Medical Office Administrator (MOA) program? Wondering what to expect in class, or if this career is the right choice for you?

Meet Paolo Antonio Cortez. He's the best person to talk to about MOA training, because he's currently taking the program at Herzing College Toronto.

Meet Ikenna: Building Design Grad Lands Unique Job as Lighting Designer

Jul 3, 2019 10:43:17 AM

Image courtesy of Zaneen where Ikenna works as a lighting designer/tester

Would you ever guess that a building design graduate could end up specializing in high-end lighting design and quality testing?

Meet Ikenna Okpara. Ikenna is a perfect example of how diverse the field of design truly is—and the many (unexpected) things you can do with a Building Design diploma.

Want to Become a Paralegal? Your First 5 Steps

Jun 7, 2019 3:30:36 PM

Over the last few years, paralegal has become a very popular career choice in Ontario. There are a few reasons for this. One, there's the special status of paralegals in Ontario—which means they can represent clients in court for certain matters, and run their own practices.

Two, when you compare to law school, you can become a paralegal and start your career quite quickly. Admission requirements for paralegal programs are fairly simple, and the training itself takes just 1-2 years to complete.

7 Skills You'll Need to Get Hired as a Medical Office Administrator

May 17, 2019 11:51:15 AM

If you're reading this post, chances are you're seriously considering a career in medical office administration. Maybe you've already decided on a training program, or you're still researching options.

Pros & Cons of a Graphic Design Career: Should You Go For It?

Apr 30, 2019 2:42:35 PM

Updated June, 2021.

What exactly is graphic design? This might seem like a really obvious starting point to this blog post—but it's key to knowing if this career path is truly right for you.

4 Steps to Starting a Business Career (without a university degree)

Mar 29, 2019 1:36:26 PM

Not everyone wants to spend 4 years, and thousands of dollars, on a business degree. The average Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Toronto can cost upward of $40,000. The price is much higher if you're an international student.

Starting a Career in Building Design: Your First 5 Steps

Mar 22, 2019 3:54:52 PM

Updated November, 2020

Interested in architecture, building design, and the construction process? Like the idea of being part of a design team, and watching your concepts come to life as real buildings?

You've got a few different options, in terms of design training and careers. You can go to university and complete a bachelor's or master's degree in architecture.

Or, you can focus on the inside of buildings and homes, and become an interior designer.

Another option is to become a building design technician. This typically involves a 1-2 year diploma program in drafting and design technology.

If you're looking for a shorter training option, becoming a building designer makes more sense than becoming a licensed architect. 

Let's take a closer look at what it takes to start a career in this field.

Is a Paralegal Career Right For You? Answer These 6 Questions

Jan 22, 2019 12:18:25 PM

Everyone wants to find a career that is both professionally and personally rewarding. We all want to strike that perfect balance between financially stability, and feeling inspired to go to work each day.

This is what motivates us to seek out training, find our "tribe", and apply for jobs that deliver a sense of meaning along with a steady paycheck.

If you're considering a paralegal career, you're probably aiming for that very same goal. As you flip through program brochures, or talk to people you know in the legal field, you're thinking about whether this is truly your ideal path.

Where Can a Graphic Design Diploma Take You? 5 Creative Career Paths

Jan 2, 2019 12:03:11 PM

Examples of student work from the Herzing College Graphic Design Program (Toronto campus)

When most people think "graphic designer", they immediately imagine someone who designs for websites, posters, or advertisements. But, the truth is, there's a whole world of other graphic design applications and career paths out there.

From film and television, to book and album covers, to public services—talented designers are wanted across industries to communicate ideas in creative and compelling ways.

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