Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Are You Ready for an Exciting Career in Massage Therapy?


Is being in a rewarding profession on your wish list for your future career? Then, consider being a part of the rapidly growing field of Massage Therapy.

As skilled healthcare professionals, Massage Therapists are not only trained in the various therapeutic massage techniques, they are also knowledgeable in the key areas of physiology, anatomy, kinesiology and orthopaedic assessment. Through your diploma in Massage Therapy, you will acquire the skills to accurately assess client conditions and develop treatments specific to your client's needs.

If you're looking for a diploma program that offers hands-on experience and expansive curriculum, search no more. Our Massage Therapy programs may just be what you've been looking for! We invite you to join us at a free 1-hour information session, followed by a free 30-minute back relaxation massage for all attendees, on January 25, 2018 at our Calgary campus.

Hosted by our Massage Therapy Program Coordinator, Christa McKegney, the information session is a great way to have your questions answered and learn more about our program offerings.

Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Robertson College Hillhurst Campus, 417 14th Street NW, Calgary
Host: Christa McKegney, BA (Hon, Kinesiology), RMT

This information session is free to attend and open to the public.

Seating for this event is limited, please RSVP by calling 403.920.0070 or clicking here.

See you there!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Why a Diploma in Digital Marketing Matters.

So, you've decided you want to be a Digital Marketer but are contemplating if you actually even need a  diploma to get your dream job. The naysayers will tell you that 'you can learn while you're on the job' but wouldn't that render most diplomas and degrees useless?

Realistically, no course can ever teach you 100% of what you need to know to do your job but they can get you to a point where you understand when and where to use your newly acquired skills. The how is completely situation specific.

If you're still on the fence, here are a few reasons you should consider getting a diploma in Digital Marketing:

1. Higher Employability: This is an undeniable advantage of having a diploma. Whether you're just starting your marketing career or enhancing your skills to further it, a diploma is proof that you put in the work to acquire necessary skills, have a good understanding of Digital Marketing and that your employer will not need to assign a budget to train you on basic concepts.

2. A Complete Portfolio: A portfolio is a digital or physical copy of all the work you've done in and around the realm of Digital Marketing. A Digital Marketing diploma not only helps you develop the skills to generate content, optimize SEO, update websites etc, it gives you hands-on experience that you can take to your next job interview. So whether the job requires you to write blogs or design a social media strategy, you can walk into your interview knowing you can prove your skills, if needed.

3. Higher Preparedness: While a diploma cannot teach you everything about the organization where you work or hope to work, it can give you all the tools you need to align Digital Marketing strategies to your organization's Vision and goals. Things like tone of the organization, branding styles and management methods will come to you in time.

If you're looking to further your education and skills in Marketing, contact us today. With our various program delivery options and hands-on training, you are sure to get you the job you've always dreamed of!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Robertson College Creates Memorial Scholarship to Honor Tara Ann Roe

Tara Ann Roe
The Tara Ann Roe Memorial Scholarship was established in October 2017 to honor Tara Ann Roe, born on September 1, 1983, in Brandon, Manitoba. Tara lived in Okotoks, Alberta, when her life was ended tragically and unexpectedly on October 1, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In her 34 years of life, Tara grew into a truly remarkable person. She was caring and kind; smart and funny, gentle and loving. Her family, including her husband Zach, and their sons, Louis and Lennon meant everything to her. She also loved to spend time with her large circle of friends. Tara loved dancing, skating, boating, hiking, modeling and spending time in nature. Tara had a very rewarding career as a Teacher’s Assistant working with Autistic children. She was a compassionate person with a kind heart who always wanted to help others. In her free time, she volunteered for school activities including hockey and lacrosse.

Tara was always looking to learn more and was interested in continuing to pursue her education. The Tara Roe Memorial Scholarship was created to:
  1. Honor the memory of Tara Ann Roe 
  2. Reward academic and overall excellence in the Community Support Worker (CSW) Program at Robertson College Calgary 
  3. Give back to the communities of Calgary and surrounding area
More information on the application process, including the application form, can be found on our website.

Useful links: 

Application process and application form download
More information on the Tara Ann Roe Memorial Scholarship
Press release on Business Insider

Monday, January 08, 2018

Business Buzzwords That Are Best Forgotten


Have you ever head a word or phrase one too many times because they were fashionable a while ago? Maybe you walked into a room and it felt like everyone was speaking in terms only they could understand?

Then, you may have stumbled upon the land of lost buzzwords. While it's easy to give in and use trendy phrases for an extended, often unnecessary, period of time, most of us know that they have a shelf life much like viral videos (cue 'ain't nobody got time for that').

Business, much like any other industry, has buzzwords that have lost their glory. So if you're considering a career in Business, here are some words and phrases that are best avoided:

Synergy:

Definition: Teamwork; the interaction of two or more elements or individuals that add more value to the product or service than a single element or individual.

Synergy has been so overused in the business community that it no longer holds the same value or delivers the same message. It is now appropriately used as filler words.

Possible Alternatives: Working together, sharing information, collaborating, teamwork

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

New Year, New Resolution: Everything You Need to Set and Stick to Your New Year's Resolution

So you survived the year, now it’s time for the questions on ‘what you’re doing differently this year’ to roll in. While most of us set out with the intention of following through with our resolutions, the reality is that it’s not as easy as it seems. Here are some tips that you may find helpful to stick to your New Year’s Resolution.

Keep it Realistic: While it is tempting to set a New Year’s resolution that is life altering, your resolutions have to take into account your current situation. If your New Year’s resolution is get into shape then you need to find the right diet and set aside some time each day to exercise instead of setting a goal weight loss number. As long as you follow your regiment, you will lose weight. And, isn’t that all that matters?

Write it Down: Putting pen to paper is often the easiest way to separate resolutions you actually want to keep from the ones you don’t. It makes it more real. It also helps you keep track of your resolutions and gives you the satisfaction of striking out the ones you’ve completed.

Baby Steps for the Win: A New Year’s resolution is the big picture image of where you want to be in 12 months. Big goals, while great, can often be intimidating and you may find it easier to break your resolution down to smaller steps. So if you’re New Year’s Resolution is to write a book, break your resolution down to writing 6 pages a day. And, voilĂ ! You will have a book by the end of the year. 

Ask for Support: Following through on your resolution is hard work. You’re going to need all the support you can get. When you set your resolution, let your friends and family know so they can help you with the process, lend a ear, give you a shoulder to lean on and talk you through tough days. If your resolution is to give up smoking, call a friend or loved one when you feel like smoking. They can help remind you of why you decided to quit to begin with.