Centennial College Blog

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The most common New Year’s Resolutions, and how we can help with them

Well, 2016 is almost over, and most of us are looking for a fresh start. Have you made a resolution for the new year yet? If you have, there’s a good chance Centennial can help you out, either by offering services to assist you, or by giving you the chance to study something related to your resolution. Nielsen measured the most common New Year’s resolutions, which you can read here, and based on those, here’s how the college can help you out with whatever you decide to improve.

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The five most memorable modern advertising campaigns

When was the last time you saw an advertisement you didn't want to skip? They're rare, but when ads really work, they stick with you and become fun little parts of pop culture. We'll certainly be discussing some of these ads in Centennial College's advertising program, program, as you'll learn how to create the next generation of inventive ideas.

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Four times you didn't notice 3D Animation

Some people say there's too much CGI in modern Hollywood films, that we rely on special effects too hard. Really, we only notice these effects when we're expecting them, or when they're poorly done. There's plenty of unexpected effects in modern movies that you never even notice, either because they correct mistakes, or create totally mundane things.By joining our 3D Animation program, you can become one of the people creating these effects. Here's just four examples of the kinds of CGI effects you never noticed:

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Five weird things about the English language

If you were born and raised speaking English, you might think it's a simple language. However, for people learning the language, it can be the opposite. This is because compared to the other languages of the world, English is full of strange things that make it a particular challenge to learn. Here's a few quirks of English that, if you speak it, you probably haven't noticed, but if you're learning it, you've probably already run into.

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Why it's more important than ever to go into media

The media shapes our views, which is why the world needs responsible, talented content creators. At Centennial College, we can show you how, through our Broadcasting program, and help you get started in your career by helping you make an advanced body of produced work for a professional portfolio, and letting you spend 14 weeks in a full-time industry field placement. We've been doing it for 30 years, and consider it more important than ever to produce educated, responsible media creators. Join us, and help shape the world in a friendlier, inclusive place.

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Sacred Simplicity in Debunking Italian Cuisine

Food blogger and Centennial College student Julie Miguel attended our CENTITALIA food festival last week at our Culinary Arts Centre, and was instantly transported back to Italy. Here's what she experienced and learned about food and culture.

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Enter the business of beverages with Centennial College

Alcohol and spirits is a growing industry in Canada, and there's more to it than just bartending. To meet the ever-expanding need for business professionals trained in the beverage industry, Centennial College created Advanced Business Management - Alcoholic Beverages.

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How to run things: Four careers as a manager

College is about taking that thing you enjoy and turning it into a career, through practical experience. Here's the thing about getting an industry career, though: Every industry needs people to run it. Whatever your passion, you could one day find yourself in a management position, and it'll add to your success if you're educated in what you need to do to run the show A good management program, like what we have at Centennial College, will still teach you the practical aspects of your career, while also teaching you how to run it.

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