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What Does an Administrative Assistant Really Do? Top 10 Daily Tasks

Feb 5, 2020 11:18:11 AM

Administrative assistant sounds like a fairly straight-forward job. Don’t assistants just answer phones, get coffee, and do filing? 

Not exactly. Maybe this job used to be simpler—before the internet, complex office software, and growing demands on business administrators.

But today, administrative assistants play an absolutely vital role in every successful company and organization. 

Filing and phones are part of the job description, but there’s a lot more to it. 

So why is this role so important, and what does an admin assistant really do? Let’s break down the 10 most common tasks and responsibilities. 

Take a look at what the position involves, and see if office administration is the right career for you.

7 Good Reasons To Choose The Online Community Support Worker Program

Dec 23, 2019 2:04:46 PM

Over the past few years, we’ve seen a huge spike in the number of online students. Across almost all of our diploma programs, more and more students are choosing to study online. 

Demand has been so high for online training, this year we decided to launch our very first online community support worker program. 

It’s part of the Herzing Flex-Ed system—flexible study options specifically designed to work around your busy schedule. 

Meet Agnes: Herzing's Accounting Program Got Me My First Job in Canada

Dec 20, 2019 1:17:47 PM

Agnes Perez graduated from Herzing's Accounting and Payroll program in 2019, and got her first full-time job in Canada working on the finance team at Venture Healthcare.

Agnes Perez's story is very similar to many other students at Herzing. She moved to Canada from the Philippines with a good education, but her credentials and work experience were not recognized by Canadian employers.

Back home, she was a successful optometrist with 12 years of professional experience. But Agnes quickly realized that if she wanted a successful career here in Winnipeg, she would have to go back to school and earn a Canadian diploma.

Meet Michelle: My Experience in Herzing's Accounting and Payroll Program

Dec 4, 2019 10:56:33 AM

Michelle Riedner graduated from Herzing's Accounting and Payroll program in 2018, and now works as a Financial Officer for Electra Sign Ltd. in Winnipeg

Michelle Riedner had never even used a computer when she enrolled in the Accounting and Payroll program at Herzing College. She could barely work a mouse or keyboard, and had zero experience with Microsoft Office applications.

Now she's a successful Financial Officer. She uses Excel and QuickBooks on a daily basis, manages files, enters data, and handles a range of computerized accounting and office tasks.

What’s it Like to Take Community Support Worker Training at Herzing?

Nov 27, 2019 10:01:54 AM

Community Support Worker students in class at the Herzing College Winnipeg campus 

Thinking about a career in social services, but don’t want to invest four years in a university degree? You’re probably leaning toward Community Support Worker training. 

There are quite a few colleges offering this program (or something similar) across Canada. Most students do their research, compare all the programs, read all the reviews, and try to figure out which school is right for them. 

Considering Supply Chain Management? Meet the Teacher, Tour our Program

Nov 21, 2019 12:41:57 PM

William Rapisarda teaches the online Supply Chain Management program at Herzing, and is an Associate Category Manager with Cabela's Canada

We started offering a Supply Chain Management program at Herzing a couple of years ago, when we saw big demand in the field across Manitoba.

But the truth is, not many people are aware of how fast this industry is growing...or what supply chain management even is!

We got so many questions about the training, career path, and job options that we decided to bring in an expert to answer them.

Who better to ask than William Rapisarda? He teaches the Supply Chain Management program at Herzing and has been working in the field for almost 25 years.

6 Skills You Need for a Broadcasting and Communications Career

Nov 6, 2019 9:47:04 AM

Updated January, 2021

“If you want to make it in broadcasting, you can’t be a one-trick pony.” Wise words from Winnipeg broadcasting guru and Herzing instructor, Bev Edmondson. 

Anyone who's studied with Bev over the past 20 years has heard this piece of advice over and over in her classroom. And it’s more true now than ever! 

The world of broadcasting has changed dramatically since the dawn of the internet. Gone are the days when radio and television were your only two options. 

From podcasts to YouTube to virtually limitless possibilities for content production on social media—there are so many new ways to tell stories and share news. 

Big Changes to our Broadcasting Program! See What's New & Improved

Oct 25, 2019 8:18:28 AM

Broadcasting has come a long way over the last 20 years. The internet and new forms of digital media have completely changed the way we produce, share, and consume news. They've even changed what we consider news.

Where traditional broadcasting training focused on radio and television, new programs are expanding to include other key channels - like podcasting, YouTube, and the wide world of social media content production.

Dreaming of a career in broadcasting? There are more career options now than ever before.

Office Assistant VS Business Administration Training: Which to Choose?

Oct 17, 2019 2:38:34 PM

Updated December, 2020.

Quick summary: Comparison of Office Assistant versus Business Administration diploma programs. Compare length, skills taught, job options, career paths, and determine which course is right for you.

 

If you want to become a respected member of an office team, you’ll need to learn the technology and administrative skills today’s employers want most. 

And there are always new skills to learn! Even people with years of experience go back to school to learn the latest software and add new competencies to their resume. This is key if you want to qualify for promotion and advance your career. 

What skills are you looking to learn? Accounting? Marketing and sales? MS Office software? Project management? 

There are a lot of business administration programs out there. Some focus on just one or two skills, while others cover a lot of ground. You need to sort out your career goals to find out which course is right for you. 

Life as a Legal Assistant: Everything You Should Know Before You Begin

Oct 3, 2019 4:53:20 PM

Legal assistant students in class at Herzing College Winnipeg