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Branford Hall Graphic Design Student Shares What She Has Learned

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Animator hopes to turn her long-time interest into a career Samantha Aldiero knew she had a knack for visual artistry. But it wasn’t until Aldiero enrolled in Branford’s graphic design and animation program that she discovered how to put that talent to work. “When I started researching schools, I didn’t really know what graphic designers did,” Aldiero admitted. “What I found was that some of them specialized in the same type of animation I’ve always had an appreciation for. As a result, I enrolled at Branford. And since I’ve come here, I’ve learned to do things that I never actually thought I could do.” A clear focus in mind According to Aldiero, the choice to attend Branford wasn’t easy. She had a number of programs to choose from. But her…
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Branford’s Surgical Technology Program in NJ, as Seen through the Eyes of a Student

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An aspiring technologist shares what he has learned Branford’s surgical technologist training program is popular with students at the North Brunswick, NJ campus, where Victor Fortuna has been enrolled for a little over a year now. With four months to go until graduation, Fortuna is looking forward to putting several new skills to work for him. Once enrolled in Branford’s surgical tech program, the student learns how to assist the operating team during surgical procedures. The surgical tech may operate equipment used during surgery, assist with incisions, prepare lab specimens and more. At this point, Fortuna has learned how to do almost all of those things. His focus is on graduating from the program, and earning an opportunity to show what he can do out in the field. A choice…
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3 Ways to Start Preparing for Graduation Now

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The best time to get ahead is while you’re still enrolled Some Branford students are within a few months of graduating, while others still have more than a year to go. Wherever you are in terms of your specific Branford training program, it’s never too early to start considering what’s next. The focus, of course, should remain on studying so you can earn a decent grade. But in the meantime, Branford offers students a lot of resources that can prove beneficial in terms of mapping out a successful career path. Here are three ways any Branford student can begin planning for the future now, while still enrolled in one of several programs. 1. Take advantage of Career Services Every Branford campus has a Career Services Department where students can schedule…
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Massage Therapy Students Take Part in Heart Health Month Event

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Medical center invites students to practice what they’ve learned You may recall that students at Branford’s Jersey City campus recently benefitted from several upgrades to the main classroom building, a refurbished graphic design department, and strong new leadership. In the two months since then, Branford, Jersey City has enjoyed even more progress, with students from a handful of programs taking part in several local campus-affiliated events. One such event was a free session focusing on massage therapy, which took place at Jersey City Medical Center on February 19th. The event was held in observance of National Heart Health Month, an awareness campaign conducted by the American Heart Association. On that afternoon, half-a-dozen volunteers from Branford, Jersey City’s massage therapy training program conducted 40 free, five-minute massages. They also spent significant…
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Branford Instructors Author Legal Textbook

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Instructors use practical experience from their law practices to enlighten paralegals Branford graduates will attest to the fact that a dedicated instructor can have a significant impact on their willingness to learn. That being the case, it’s good to know that Robert Smith and Grace Luppino – a pair of instructors at Branford’s flagship campus in Branford, CT – are dedicated to inspiring paralegal students even beyond Branford’s walls. Luppino has been a paralegal instructor for 20 years; Robert Smith for a little over five. Luppino has been practicing law since 1990 and Smith since 2005. The two instructors have enough experience between them that they recently wrote and compiled a legal textbook set for publication this August. Bankruptcy Law and Practice provides guidance for students in paralegal training programs…
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What You Need to do to Get Your Resume in Front of the Right Person

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Keywords can make or break your chances of breaking through the clutter It’s OK to admit it: Writing a resume can be painful. Of course, graduating from a professional training program for medical assisting, medical billing and coding, computer networking and security, or graphic design and animation may help you to be more competitive in job markets such as Northern New Jersey, the greater New York area, or New England, but all the training in the world won’t help if no one sees your resume. Here’s the thing you need to remember: In today’s job market, many resumes are sent through electronic sorting systems. That means your document has to make it past the electronic gatekeepers before it has a chance of being viewed by a human being. Scoring points…
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Bad Habits Cutting into Your Study Time? Here’s a 4-Step Plan to Tackle Time Killers

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Boost productivity by enlisting this process   Negative habits can often be difficult to break. We know this, just as we know it’s very often these habits may have held us back in the first place. Maybe you’d like to quit smoking. Or maybe you’d like to find a way to overcome procrastination. Perhaps you’d like to spend your free time engaging in more healthful, productive activities. If you’re someone who’s interested in career training, it’s clear that you’re already looking for ways to make some positive changes in your life. The good news is there’s a way to make a clean break from bad habits that may have kept you from reaching your full potential in the past. The better news is that once you’ve eliminated one bad habit, you…
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Students and Staff Give the Inside Scoop on Branford’s North Brunswick Campus

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Positive outcomes result from a good attitude and working closely with staff “Our goal is to make your career goals come true.” So says Branford, North Brunswick Campus President Cyndie Shadow. Shadow is a veteran of the higher-education system, and she’s been at North Brunswick since 2013. But Shadow has a stipulation to her statement: “The students have to want it.” That is, Brandford Hall can provide the tools students need to get an education and embark on a career search, but it’s the students’ drive and determination that ultimately determine their outcomes. However, according to current students and staff, drive and determination in North Brunswick is not in short supply. Investing in the future Campus services at North Brunswick are set up to help incoming – or potential –…
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10 Tips for Starting off Every Day Healthy, Happy & Productive

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Advice on how to make each morning count    We’ve all been there: the alarm goes off and all you can think about is hitting “snooze”. But research shows the first hour of any day can dictate how the remainder of that day will go. With that in mind, motivational speaker Kevin Eikenberry offers these 10 tips for getting a great start, and allowing that start to carry you through the day. (The tips are Mr. Eikenberry’s, the commentary is ours – and this article should not be taken as an endorsement of Mr. Eikenberry’s services). Read something inspirational. Sign up to receive inspirational quotes, or go to a website that provides them. Read a passage or a letter from someone that makes you feel good. The bottom line: seek out…
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Branford’s Springfield Campuses Celebrate 180 New Graduates

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A recent ceremony highlighted students from six different programs    Friends, faculty and family applauded the achievements of 180 Branford graduates on January 23rd, as the Springfield, Massachusetts campus held its commencement ceremony at the Springfield Sheraton in Springfield, MA. The ceremony brought together graduates from the HVAC, computer networking & security, culinary arts, medical assistant, medical coding, and massage therapy programs. All of these programs take anywhere between 10 and 18 months to complete. Springfield’s ceremony was unique in that it brought together students from a pair of local campuses – one dedicated to medical training, and another dedicated to tech. Accomplishment has momentum Asked to sum up how she feels about seeing so many students earning their certificates, Springfield Campus Registrar Eunice Guidry quoted Scottish philosopher, Thomas Carlyle: “Nothing…
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