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Career Advice to Consider

1000300601 300x300 Career Advice to ConsiderThere is so much advice to think about regarding your career and obtaining your goals. These are some things that people tend to forget about when looking for a job or wanting to advance in their career. Consider trying some of these methods for getting your foot in the door.

1) Apply for a job that interest you even if you don’t think you are completely qualified, such as they ask for three years of experience and you have two. Let the hiring manager decide what criteria are essential and you may end up being one of the better candidates.
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Hyak International Parade

Hyack Parade WEBW 300x199 Hyak International ParadeSprott-Shaw Community College will be attending the the Hyack International Parade in New Westminster! This will be our first year entering this community event and we can’t be more excited. It will be held tomorrow, Saturday, May 26 and will start at 11:00 am.

We are happy to be entering our Sprott-Shaw car in the parade and showcasing our amazing staff. We will be blasting our music and interacting with the community. Our staff and current New Westminster students will be handing out packages, balloons, and other cool things.
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Dealing with Stress

783761611 200x300 Dealing with StressEveryone has a large list of things to get done during the week, which is causing stress in our lives. If you feel like you are juggling all of your responsibilities you need to find healthy ways to release this stress; this will help you focus on the task at hand and see the bigger picture rather than an ever increasing to do list. Some people don’t even notice that they are stressed and use avoidance techniques to deal.

You can use various methods to help you release the stress you feel in a healthy way. Consider the following methods for stress management:

1. Take a break from whatever is stressing you out and focus on or do something else for half an hour. Do not switch to something that will completely derail you from the task at hand.
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Interviews: Typical Questions and Answers

97107686 300x199 Interviews: Typical Questions and AnswersMost people are nervous or uneasy before and during an interview. One way to ensure you do well is to prepare and rehearse your answers ahead of time. Interviewers will ask you some knowledge based questions related to your industry to verify that you are qualified for the position and that you have demonstrated certain skills. Some of these questions will most likely be centered on the job posting listed skills and qualifications.

Then there are the standard questions that you can expect to be asked and you can prepare answers for ahead of time. Here is a list of typical questions interviewers ask:
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BBA Degree: More Flexibility in your Future

Untitled 6 225x300 BBA Degree: More Flexibility in your FutureAre you thinking about getting your business degree, but not sure where to go? A Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) degree can be useful in almost any industry and it can be applied to many different careers. A business degree is seen as more broad in scope and you can be reassured knowing that you have more flexibility in your future. Many employers expect employees to have a diploma or degree to be hired. This could be your opportunity to gain the education and skills needed to make yourself more employable.

Sprott-Shaw Degree College has both the BBA Diploma and Degree programs, which are designed to meet each student’s individual needs and career aspirations. The College offers smaller class sizes, individual attention to students, and a practical orientation which enables graduates to become immediately effective in the workplace and the global labour market.
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National Nursing Week

rbrs 0172 300x199 National Nursing WeekSunday, May 6th was the beginning of National Nursing Week! It is meant to “emphasize the profession’s accomplishments as a discipline”. Sprott-Shaw would like to extend our gratitude to all the BC Nurses for their hard work within our communities!

Nurses recognition started off in “1971, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) designated May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday, International Nurses Day.” Then it turned into a celebratory week in “1985 to highlight nurses’ contributions to the well-being of the Canadian public.”
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Have a Heart Radiothon 2012

527544 10150766836608610 510843609 9567572 1397564292 n 300x225 Have a Heart Radiothon 2012Our Kelowna campus recently participated in the “Have a Heart Radiothon” 2012! This is the 5th year the campus has participated in this community event and they broke all the records!

17 students showed in the morning and with smiles on their faces, they endured heavy rainfall for 2 hours and still raised $1550. The afternoon shift consisted of 25 volunteers and they raised over $2300 in two hours. That was the most volunteers the Kelowna campus as ever had for this event. Sprott-Shaw also contributed $500 making an over all contribution of $4350.
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Grey’s and ER: Nurses on TV

Shows like Grey’s Anatomy and ER have pushed medical professions into the spotlight. Although they tend to mainly focus on doctors, making their professions appear more exciting and others mundane in contrast. Are Nurses actually waiting in the background and doing basic tasks like they do on TV?

Dr. McDreamy and McSteamy are frequently seen running around the hospital, in reality you would be surprised to find out that nurses are providing many of the healthcare services that TV doctors provide. Nurses are busier and have a more exciting profession than most people think. Every day has its new challenges and you never fully know what to expect when you are a nurse.
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Fast-Track to Self-Employment BootCamp

Sprott-Shaw is proud to announce the Fast-Track to Self-Employment BootCamp. This workshop is designed to take individuals from working as employees to working as self-employed contractors and business owners. With the ever changing demands of the new economy many individuals are opting to direct and control their careers through self-employment. The course will assist in bridging to self-employment and fully understand what is necessary. The program will cover such topics as market research, understanding industries, identifying opportunities in learner-specific fields of interest, developing and describing a business concept, marketing for self-employed, navigating legal and regulatory requirements, assessing the competition, knowing what customers want, bookkeeping, accounting, taxation, social network marketing, business communications, and understanding labour markets.

Participants will leave the workshop with a basic understanding of what it means to own and operate a small business in the 21st century, how to start a small business, and how to get contracts and keep busy as an independent, self-employed contractor.


City Location Workshop Dates Instructor
Prince George, BC Sprott-Shaw Campus
1575 2nd Ave
June 5, 6, 7, 2012 Dan Boudreau
Kelowna, BC Sprott-Shaw Campus
#200-546 Leon Ave.
June 11, 12, 13, 2012 Dan Boudreau
Vancouver, BC Sprott-Shaw Campus
2621 Douglas St.
June 20, 21, 22, 2012 Dan Boudreau
Victoria, BC Sprott-Shaw Campus
2750 Rupert Street
June 25, 26, 27, 2012 Dan Boudreau


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ECE Field Trip to Maplewood Farms

IMG 0516 300x224 ECE Field Trip to Maplewood Farms
The New Westminster campus ECE class recently went on a field trip to the Maplewood Farm in North Vancouver. This is an animal farm where Day Care Centres and schools take their children to experience animals in interactive setting. Our students learn and observe how children interact with animals. There was a cow milking demonstration where children experience how cows are milked and are able to pet the cow and feel the warm of the bucket of milk the cow produced.