Monday, March 20, 2017

Qualities of a Travel Counsellor

 Are you considering starting a career as a Travel Counsellor?

If you love to travel, discover new places and learn about different cultures, this may be the job for you.  Travel Counsellors make travel arrangements for individuals, groups and even businesses. Not only do they book flights and accommodations, arrange and manage travel logistics, airport transfers, group arrangements, insurance, special needs and travel documentation, they can also offer travel recommendations to help their clients create unforgettable trips and experiences!

So, what qualities are required to be a great Travel Counsellor?


If you want to get other people excited about their trip, you need to be excited about it yourself! Being able to tell them what is worthwhile to see and do about a destination and conveying passion with your body language and voice will create a better experience for your customers.


From airline tickets, timing flight connections to making arrangements for group tours or keeping track of special needs, there are many details in travel planning. You must need to stay organized and detailed, in order to create a trip worth remembering (for the right reasons, of course).

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Practicum

Your practicum is one of the most crucial aspects of your education at Robertson College, as it is your opportunity to make use of your new skills in a practical setting and get some much-needed experience to put on your resume. It is important to make the most of your practicum and use it to your full advantage!

Ask questions
Asking questions is a great way to show that you are interested and engaged. It is also the best way to glean valuable insight from your practicum hosts that you can only get outside of a classroom.

Find ways to make yourself more valuable
By taking initiative and filling a specialized need in your practicum placement, your hosts will be more likely to view you as a valuable asset and hire you straight out of your practicum.

Be open to all tasks
Taking on all tasks requested of you shows that you are a team-player willing to take on any challenge. Some tasks may seem mundane or repetitive, but they are basic building blocks that serve as a foundation for growth.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Let's Talk about Cybercrime

If you are considering a career in the IT industry, network and Internet security is a field worth considering. Our use and reliance on technology has created new opportunities for criminals and RCMP statistics suggest that cybercrime continues to grow in Canada.

What is Cybercrime? 

Cybercrime refers to any crime where the Internet and information technologies such as computers, tablets, personal digital assistants or mobile devices play a substantial role in the commission of a criminal offence. [source: RCMP]

Cybercrime can be broken down into 2 categories:

Friday, March 10, 2017

Career Paths to Explore With Your Business Administration Diploma

With a Business Administration diploma, you will have the advantage of being exposed to a variety of areas within business.

This comprehensive training will open up plenty of rewarding career paths for you! Here are a few career options to consider, based on your personality:

If you enjoy meeting new people...
If you are an extrovert and have top notch people skills, consider a career in Sales! In a sales role, your tasks would include:

  • helping your clients find solutions to their business challenges
  • being the lead contact person for any and all matters specific to your clients
  • pitching new products or ideas to your clients
  • attracting new clients
  • building and maintaing strong, long-lasting client relationships
  • communicating with your clients

Relevant job titles can include:
Business Development Representative, Door to Door Sales, Sales Representative, Sales Manager, Sales Consultant, Customer Manager, Territory Manager, Account Executive, Account Manager, Outside Sales, Sales Specialist

If you are a creative person...

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

What Jobs Can You Get With An Accounting Specialist Diploma?

You're great with numbers, you pay attention to detail and you've got a knack for accuracy. It sounds like you would make a great Accounting Specialist! An Accounting Specialist diploma can open a lot of doors for you. But what do those doors lead to? Here are 5 jobs you can apply for with an Accounting Specialist diploma:

Payroll & Benefits Administrator
The Payroll & Benefits Administrator is responsible for fulfilling the day-to-day payroll duties. This can include maintaining the payroll email inbox, entering salary exception time sheets, benefits administration,  processing terminations and Record of Employment forms in addition to paying employees accurately and on-time.

Accounts Payable/Receivable Specialist
The primary focus of the Accounts Payable or Receivable Specialist is to oversee and complete all accounts payable or receivable for the company to ensure high levels of efficiency.