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Check out the new Community Support Worker Diploma Program

Now available at our Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton campuses

Are you ready for a new career?

Make sure you ask yourself these questions when you are researching for your next career!

10 Work Traits of a Successful Legal Assistant

Do you have what it takes to be successful in the Legal field?

Would you like to have more flexibility in your education?

Find out why online or distance education may be for you.

Are you planning on attending a career fair?

Find out how you can make the most of your visit. Who knows? It might help you land your next job!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Health Unit Clerk Information Session - Calgary

Interested In Working On The Front Lines Of The Healthcare Industry?

Health Unit Clerks provide critical clerical and administrative support for a hospital unit or health care institution by managing drug inventory, equipment, and communications.

As part of the Health Unit Clerk program at Robertson College, you will learn to:
  • Navigate around the Alberta Health Care delivery system
  • Arrange patient admissions and discharges
  • Schedule required patient testing
  • Maintain day-to-day operations for hospital wards or health units
  • The 22-week program is highly comprehensive and will prepare you for every aspect of the Health Unit Clerk role.
Date: December 19, 2016
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Location: 417 14th Street NW, Calgary

If you are interested in learning more about this program or what it is like working in the healthcare industry, you are invited to join us for our free 1-hour Health Unit Clerk program information session. You will have the opportunity to tour our campus, see our training classrooms and ask any questions you have about the program, entrance requirements, and financial aid.  Please click the button above to Register, or call 587.331.8233 to reserve a seat. 

Friday, November 25, 2016

4 Reasons To Use A Professional Headshot On Your LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is an amazing tool that has revolutionized networking for modern professionals. You can make an impression on thousands of connections just by posting your profile on the site, and choosing a great photo of yourself is the first and biggest step in making sure that it's a good impression.

Here are 4 reasons you should choose a professional photo for your LinkedIn profile:

Your personality shines through
The old saying 'a picture is worth a thousand words' is especially true for profile photos. A good photographer will be able to capture some of your personality in your face and posture.

It's shows that you're serious about your career
The fact that you spent the effort, time, and money to arrange, pay, and sit for a professional photo says a lot in itself. It shows your connections that you take your professional life seriously.

You'll get more engagement
Good photos drive people to engage with your profile. The information listed on your page might be outstanding, but a clear, bright, and inviting profile picture will grab their interest and draw people in so they will actually read it.

You'll build a reputation 
If you are active on LinkedIn, people will become familiar with your face and the kinds of things you like and post about even if they have never met you in person. You want to make sure they have a great photo to associate you with.

Taking the time to get some professional and dynamic headshots is a great way to invest in yourself and your career. Robertson College Calgary is hosting a photo shoot event on November 29th and December 1st from 12:30 - 5:00pm for professional headshots for just $5. So don't wait, book your appointment here!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Do You Have What It Takes To Work In A Pharmacy?

Do You Have What It Takes To Work In A Pharmacy?

Pharmacy assistants and technicians play an important role - not only do they help the pharmacist in operating the pharmacy, they also help in managing the drug inventory, and help patients and other health care professionals with their inquiries.  Here are a few essential skills to have in order to work in a pharmacy:

Math Skills
Math skills and conversions are used when prescriptions are being filled in the correct dosage amounts.

Memory & Information Retention
Pharmacy Assistants & Technicians must be able to memorize a great deal of information including complicated names to medications and calculations.

The pharmacy setting is generally quite fast-paced with patients coming and going. To be successful, you must be able to multi-task and maintain good organization skills.

Communication Skills
You will need to work with many different people including the pharmacist, patients, and other health care professionals. You must be able to convey information effectively!

Our Pharmacy programs are starting in the new year!

Pharmacy Assistant program begins:  January 30, 2017 
Pharmacy Technician program begins:  February 27, 2017

Pharmacy Technician program begins:  January 16, 2017

Pharmacy Assistant program begins:  February 13, 2017 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Business Administration Management Information Session - Calgary

Gain a broad knowledge in business and open the doors to opportunities in various sectors

One of the many advantages of a Business Administration Management diploma is that it opens up many career opportunities for you within the business sector.

Here are just a few possible career paths that you can consider:

Marketing & Sales
Business Development
Marketing Coordinator
Sales Representative

Office Administration
Office Manager
Operations Assistant
Executive Assistant

Human Resources
HR Coordinator
Recruitment Assistant
Training & Development Coordinator

Finance and Accounting
Accounting Assistant
Client Service Representative

If you are interested in pursuing a business career and looking for a program that you will help you get there in under a year, you are invited to our upcoming Business Administration Management program information session.  The 1-hour session is hosted by Hermaline Reid-Simon, our Business Administration Management instructor.

Date: Monday, November 28th, 2016
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Location: 417 14th Street NW, Calgary

We will review the scope of the program and the curriculum, entrance requirements, tuition and financial assistance available as well employment outlook and career services available to you as a student / graduate of the college.

Seating is limited - please click the button to register or call 403.920.0070 to reserve a seat.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Medical Office Assistant Information Session - Calgary

Interested in pursuing a career in medical administration? 

Medical Office Assistants play a key role in the operation of any medical office and help ensure the needs of the healthcare professionals, patients, and their families are met in a timely manner.  Find out more about this program at our free 1-hour long information session!

Date: Monday, November 28, 2016
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Location: 417 14th Street NW, Calgary

The information session is hosted by Dr. Rob Lau, our Medical Office Assistant instructor and you will have the opportunity to tour our campus, see our training classrooms and ask any questions you have about the program, our college and the financial options that are available to you if you are interested in taking the program.

Seating is limited - please click the button above to Register or call 403.920.0070 to reserve a seat.