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  • Southington CNM Students Benefit from Hands-on Training

    Relevant Campus(es): Southington
    Category(ies): Computer Networking Management

    Coursework in Computer Networking Management equips students for a variety of career options

    Close-up of tools used for crimping cable for Computer Networking Management course.Never before have issues of network security been more essential to how we function in our daily life. Whether we must interact with companies for banking, technology, healthcare, or any number of other fields, keeping our information secure can be the cornerstone of a business. Students at Branford Hall’s Southington campus are gaining practical experience in the Computer Networking Management (CNM) program, which equips them for a range of careers that use hardware and software to manage and protect precious information.


  • Springfield Organizes “Pennies for Patients” to Support Blood Cancer Research

    Relevant Campus(es): Springfield
    Category(ies): Student Life, Health and Wellness

    This fund drive partners with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to make a difference

    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) “Pennies for Patients,” fundraising campaign is adopted by students at the Springfield, MA campus of Branford Hall Career Institute.The Springfield campus of Branford Hall is teaming up with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to participate in “Pennies for Patients,” a fundraising campaign to help those affected by blood cancer. The campaign began on January 22 and runs through February 16.


  • Tips for Studying More Effectively

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    Category(ies): Student Life

    Follow these suggestions to make the most of your study sessions

    A student studies for a test by rewriting his classroom notes, a proven memory boosting techniqueIs studying something you dread? Do you feel you’re not always able to use your study time well? Want to get better scores on your exams? Don’t let the stress of studying get you down! We’ve got some suggestions for ways you can improve how you’re hitting those books. These tips can help you with pop-quizzes, mid-term exams, finals, and everything in between. The key is using your preparation time so you can recall the information to best of your ability.


  • Bohemia Campus Students Make a Habit of Giving Back

    Relevant Campus(es): Bohemia
    Category(ies): Student Life

    Faculty, students and staff come together to make a difference for those in need

    Branford Hall students stand in front of gifts they donated to support six homeless families from homeless shelter Never Alone Never Afraid (NANA) in Mastic, NY

    The Bohemia campus of Branford Hall made a significant difference in the lives of 6 families this past holiday season. Through the homeless shelters Never Alone Never Afraid (NANA) in Mastic, NY, the campus donated gifts for each of the members of these families. But this is only one example of the generosity the students have demonstrated in recent efforts to support causes they believe in.


  • Techniques for Mindfulness in the New Year

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    Category(ies): Student Life, Health and Wellness

    These exercises can help you create a more calm and centered 2018

    Close-up of a young woman’s face, she has her eyes closed and is practicing mindfull awareness.Now that we’re full swing into January, the holiday reverie has worn off and everyone is focused on all they have on their plate for the new year. Whether you’re working or still in school, it’s easy to get distracted and bogged down by all you have to do throughout the day. Getting stressed out is all too common. But we’ve got some suggestions for ways to buck that trend and stay calm, cool and collected—it’s called practicing mindfulness.


  • Parsippany Students Are Striving for Success

    Relevant Campus(es): Parsippany
    Category(ies): Medical Assistant

    Recent activities in and outside of the classroom position students well for the working world

    Students at the Parsippany campus of Branford Hall are preparing for professional success in several ways, from researching and giving in-class presentations to working on life skills and pulling together interview outfits. We caught up with Deborah Lombardini, Education Manager and Instructor at the Parsippany campus, for details on how her students are preparing to use what they learn in their training program for the next phase of their professional lives.


  • HVAC/R Students Put Their Skills to Good Use

    Relevant Campus(es): Springfield
    Category(ies): Culinary Arts, HVAC/R

    A recent class project created a sign for the Culinary Arts program

    Six HVAC/R students from Branford Hall’s Springfield, MA campus present a sign shaped and soldered from copper piping to the Culinary Arts program.Branford Hall students at the Springfield campus recently worked together to create a sign for the kitchen of the Culinary Arts program. These technicians are in training in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration (HVAC/R) program. This class project gave them an opportunity to showcase what they’re learning in class, by crafting pipe into the shape of the letters that spell “Culinary.”


  • Springfield Students Get Pinned

    Relevant Campus(es): Springfield
    Category(ies): Medical Assistant

    This heartfelt ceremony marks an important milestone: the completion of their classroom work

    Professional Medical Assistant and Health Claims Specialist students who have successfully completed their classroom studies are awarded a Branford Hall pin.One of the many traditions that makes Branford Hall campuses special is the pinning ceremony. This is a chance for students to come together with their instructors, in the presence of invited friends and family, to honor their accomplishments before they head out on their final phase of training: the externship.


  • Jersey City MA Students Learn the Art of Bandaging

    Relevant Campus(es): Jersey City
    Category(ies): Medical Assistant

    This essential first aid is one of the many practical skills students gain in the Medical Assisting program

    Medical Assistant students at Branford Hall’s Jersey City campus learn to properly wrap compression bandages.The Jersey City campus of Branford Hall Career Institute is lucky to have Fredrica Evans, director of the Medical Assisting program and instructor of the “Clinical Procedures, Specialty Exams, CPR and First Aid” class. We spoke with her recently about teaching the hands-on aspects of this class, and how the students benefit at this crucial step in their training.


  • Time to Prepare for Winter Driving

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    Category(ies): Student Life

     

    SUV driving on a snowy New England roadUse these tips to make sure you and your car are ready before the temperatures drop!

    This week marks the first day of winter! Many states have already seen their first snowfall and soon New England will turn into a winter playground—skiers will race down mountains, ice skaters will spin on ice, children will sled down hills and throw snowballs at friends. And drivers will have to deal with snow and icy road conditions.


  • How to Stay on Budget This Holiday

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    Category(ies): Student Life

    Budget planning document overlays cookies, encourages students to stick to a budget this holiday seasonUse these tips to help save money this holiday season

    If you’re already living on a tight student budget, the holiday season can be tricky. You may want to decorate your home, travel to see family, buy gifts for family and friends, and attend holiday parties. These added expenses can push an already tight budget to its limit. But you can enjoy the holidays—it just takes some planning.


  • The Modern-Day Resume

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    Category(ies): Job Search Tips

    Tips to help you get your resume noticed

    How jobs postings are advertised and how we apply for jobs has certainly change in the last few decades. Gone are the days of scanning the “Help Wanted” section of the local newspaper. Rarely are you requested to send hard copies of a standard resume with lots of formatting like bold and italic by regular mails. These days, companies harness the power of the web to cast a large net when searching for just-the-right-person by using job search sites, such as CareerBuilder and Indeed. You will most likely be asked to complete an online application, and submit your cover letter and resume with it. Often, the first look at the resume is done by a software program that scans resumes for key words related to the open position.

    Read on to find out how you can tailor your resume so it has the best chance possible of finding its way to the desk of the hiring manager for further review!


  • Five Reasons Why You May Want to Become a Medical Assistant

    Relevant Campus(es): Albany; Bohemia; Southington; Branford; Amityville; Jersey City; Parsippany
    Category(ies): Medical Assistant

    Find out if this exciting career is for you!

    If you are searching for a career in the healthcare field that provides personal fulfillment, a wide variety of experience, and doesn’t require years of studies, you may want to consider training as a medical assistant.


  • Are you ready to get cooking?

    Relevant Campus(es): Springfield
    Category(ies): Culinary Arts

    The top three reasons why you should go to Culinary Arts School

    No doubt—food is in these days! From Top Chef to The Great American Baking Show, Americans love their food. If you’ve ever thought you could throw down with Bobby Flay, you may want to consider exploring a career in the food industry.


  • Shop Smarter This Holiday Season

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    Category(ies): Student Life

    Holiday shopping tips to squeeze the budgetTake These Steps to Help Navigate Your Holiday Shopping

    Thanksgiving is finally here! Before you can even enjoy it, your mind may already be stressing about holiday shopping and the expense that comes with it. But with preparation, you may be able to shop on budget, get gifts for everyone on your list, and avoid the stress of opening your credit card bill.


  • Sample Job Interview Questions

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    Category(ies): Job Search Tips

    Branford Hall sample job interview questions

    Mock interviews are a great way to prepare for the big day

    How are you at job interviews? Calm, cool, and collected? Or a nervous wreck? One of the worst mistakes a job seeker can make is “winging it” on the day of a job interview. Even if you are a confident speaker and a good fit for the job, it’s always important to practice!


  • Considering a career in IT?

    Relevant Campus(es): Springfield (Tech); Southington
    Category(ies): Computer Networking, Security and Management, Computer Networking Management

    If you’re good with technology, we can help you gain the skills to excel in your IT career.

    With technology an essential part of most businesses today, individuals are needed who can install systems, solve technical issues quickly, and manage a secure and fast network. With even one year of training, you could be qualified to perform many important roles within the technology industry.


  • Flu Season is on the Way: How to Best Avoid Germs

    Relevant Campus(es):
    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    Keep your immune system as healthy as you can with these tips

    The cold weather is coming, and with it comes flu season. There’s nothing like a really bad head cold or chest cold to make you feel miserable. You end up missing work or school, feeling terrible, and getting behind in your life. What can you do to protect yourself from the common cold, or worse yet, the flu? Here are some tips for keeping your immune system strong enough to fight off those nasty germs!


  • Explore a Career as a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

    Relevant Campus(es):
    Category(ies): Medical Billing and Coding / Health Claims Specialist

    medical billing and coding career

    Learn why this medical profession may appeal to you

    Situated at the intersection of where the physician’s offices and hospitals meet the insurance companies, medical billing and coding specialists play an important role in allowing both groups to do their jobs more efficiently. Physician’s spend more time with patients; insurance companies process claims faster; patients are reassured their statements are accurate. If you are looking for a back-office role in the medical field, why not consider this important role?


  • Get More Focused by Ditching the Clutter

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    Category(ies): Student Life

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    A less cluttered life can feel more fulfilling

    Are you one of those people who saves everything? Have you found that your belongings are becoming harder to organize? Is it hard to find space for everything in your home? If so, then you might benefit from decluttering.


  • Spotlight on an Awesome Instructor: Anthony Euston

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    Category(ies): Student Life

    Faculty of the Month Anthony Euston

    Find out more about what makes Branford Hall instructors so great

    Have you ever wondered what your teachers are like outside of the classroom? At Branford Hall, we want our students and instructors to feel part of a community, and one great way to do that is to get to know each other better. This week, the spotlight is on Anthony Euston, who has been with Branford Hall for over eight years. Here’s how he responded to our survey: 


  • Easy, Last Minute DIY Halloween Costume Ideas

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    Category(ies): Student Life

    last minute halloween costume ideas

    You still have time to put together a quick and easy Halloween costume

    Oh no! It’s Halloween and you haven’t had time to find a costume, you didn’t want to spend a fortune, or you were simply looking for something unique. Don’t worry, we’ve compiled some easy, last-minute costume ideas to help you dress up with items you can mostly find around your house.


  • Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

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    Category(ies): Student Life, Health and Wellness

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    Taking care of a pet is good for your health

    Caring for a pet is certainly a huge responsibility, but it can also bring lots of fun, laughter, and great memories into your life. If you're thinking about opening your home to a pet, adopting a homeless animal is something to consider. And since October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, maybe now’s the time to take that leap and find a dog who desperately needs a home.


  • 6 Great Reasons to Get HVACR Training

    Relevant Campus(es): Bohemia
    Category(ies): HVAC/R

    reasons to get hvacr training

    Try Branford Hall’s program and get ready for a new career

    Are you a hands-on type of person who likes to fix things? Do you sometimes feel that college is not for you? If you are thinking about vocational school or trade school, you might want to look into the field of HVACR—heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration. This field could be a great fit for you if you are good with your hands and good at learning how technical systems work. Interested in learning more? Here are some reasons to consider this career field:


  • Get to Know Recent Branford Faculty of the Month Alicia Kiley

    Relevant Campus(es): Branford
    Category(ies): Student Life

    faculty of the month branford hall branford ct

    This faculty member deserves special recognition from the whole community

    Each month the Branford Hall community selects one faculty member for recognition for their excellent contributions to the school. Recently the Branford, CT campus honored Alicia Kiley, who teaches classes in clinical skills, anatomy and physiology, and medical terminology. She has been teaching at Branford for two years, and attended Branford Hall herself!

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