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Five great ways to manage your time in college

College can be one of the busiest times in your life. Between the assignments, the projects, the field placements, the work you may be doing, and the life commitments that can come from growing up, there’s a lot to handle. Luckily, it’s possible if you have a plan, and a good sense of time management. It’s easier than you think to manage the time you have, and get the most out of your education. Here’s a few tips on how you can balance that time.

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Three good reasons for a business professional to go back to school

When’s the right time for a business professional to enhance their education? If you’re a working professional trying to make it in the business world, and who wants to get on with their career in business, it’s a question that can be tough to answer. It can be a struggle to stand out in the job market and in your career, but at the same time, there’s a worry that taking time off to go back to school will stall that career. Luckily, Centennial College’s business school has the solution in the form of its graduate certificate business programs. Here’s why a business professional can do well for themselves by taking one of these programs.

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How to get a career in Networking Technology: Get certified with Centennial

What do you do when your network or internet goes down? In a business setting, everything can grind to a halt without a computer network and internet access, which is why maintaining it is important. If you work in networking, that’s your job, and if that’s your job, you’re probably working on systems created by Cisco, a company that specializes in networking products that make business IT solutions and the internet run. If you’re a current networking student, or someone looking to update your credentials, Centennial College offers the CCNA Bootcamp to help you acquire skills in Cisco IT Networking.

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All of the important questions to ask at a College Open House

It’s important to do the research when you’re picking which college to attend, and that means more than just the details of the program you’re interested in. You need to know what the campus is like, and the best way to do that is by attending an open house. Centennial College’s open house is Sunday, December 3, at our Progress Campus. If you’re planning to attend it, here’s what you should be asking when you get there or making it your mission to find out.

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Grow your career in accounting with the Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance

Some people may wonder why you would need to go through the process of earning additional accounting credentials, especially when you have already completed a two or three-year Centennial College Accounting diploma, to enter the workforce. The truth is, more and better jobs will open up to you if you earn additional certifications and credentials. It’ll put you above the crowd by saying that you have recognition from Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Canada, the central organization for accounting in the country, and will demonstrate your commitment to lifelong learning. Centennial College now makes it easier, by providing a pathway to achieving an Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF) CPA Canada’s recognized accounting credential.

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15 Questions to ask at a College Fair

If you’re figuring out your post-secondary education, and want to see the colleges you’re thinking about attending, then a college fair is the perfect way to make it happen. The 2017 Ontario College Information Fair (OCIF) will be happening on the weekend of October 24th, and Centennial College will be there. If you’re planning on attending, here’s how to make the most of it by asking the right questions to find out what you need to know.

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The faces of technology: Engineering and Technology students at Centennial College

At Centennial College, every student is different. Where they come from, why they’re here, and what they’re going to do changes, but their desire to learn stays the same. In the School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science, we get to see the variety of students that enter our programs when we hold our “Register Early for a Chance to Win” contest.


How to turn a skill into a career: Kleyr Ombao and Event Management

If you’re doing what you love, then your career doesn’t have to feel like a job at all. For example, every group of friends has a planner, someone who organizes and puts together the birthdays, the gatherings, and the trips. If that’s your skill, you can build a career with Centennial College’s Hospitality-Hotel Operations Management program, where you learn to organize special events in the hotel industry. Kleyr Ombao had those planning skills, and would use Centennial’s program to turn them into a career faster than she’d even intended, securing a job before she even finished her college plans. Here’s how she turned her event planning abilities into a career, and the secrets to her success.

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