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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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Branford Hall Celebrating 50 Years of Higher Education!

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Events planned for the flagship campus throughout 2015    Today, people recognize Branford Hall as a leader in promoting education and vocational goals, offering a host of different programs at every one of its 12 campuses, spread out across four states. But it all started with one campus, in Branford, Connecticut, back in 1965. The Branford vision became a reality when amendments to Title IV of the Higher Education Act allowed students enrolling at small, independent institutions the right to federal aid (in the form of student grants and loans). This allowed jobseekers from every tax bracket the opportunity to enter the workforce with a professional diploma and comprehensive training, thereby gaining a necessary foothold toward working up the ladder. More comprehensive over time During the first five years, Branford was…
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Looking for Professional Medical Assistant Training Programs in Northern NJ?

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Questions to ask to find the right school for you If you live in northern New Jersey and you’re interested in exploring a career in the exciting field of medical assisting, you may be trying to figure out the best way to choose a professional medical assistant training program. We’ve got some insight on things you should consider to ensure you find the right school environment to set yourself up for success. But first, congratulations on deciding to explore this fast-growing career field. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of professional medical assistants is expected to grow by 29% percent from 2012 to 2022, which the agency reports is a “much faster than average” increase compared to other career fields. Making a decision on which school to…
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Come One, Come All to Branford Springfield’s First Career Fair

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Local recruiters from across the board to be on hand      Mark your calendar. Branford’s Springfield, Massachusetts campus will hold its first-ever onsite Career Fair this coming Wednesday, February 11th, from 2 to 5 pm. The event will be held in Branford’s Career Institute Building, located at 112 Industry Avenue in Springfield, MA. This is an opportunity for jobseekers of every background to visit the campus and meet with recruiters from over 15 different companies. Branford students and graduates are welcome, and will no doubt be in attendance, but this event is also free and open to the public. All are encouraged to attend, and interact with personnel directors, while meeting Branford staff and faculty. “We’re very excited about this event,” Campus Director Kelby Chappelle explained. “This is going…
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5 Lessons Any Jobseeker Can Learn from Watching ‘The Voice’

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NBC’s hit show offers valuable career advice  Millions of people watch The Voice every week to see who will succeed and who will fail. Yet the reality is that behind the glitz, the show offers some fantastic career advice. With that in mind, here are five of the most inspirational takeaways any aspiring professional can benefit from: 1. First Impressions Occur Before a Face-to-Face Encounter  On The Voice, the initial challenge is to win with talent (as opposed to looks). In the business world, first impressions are very often the result of how someone presents him- or herself on social media, personal websites, applications, exams, resumes, and even over the phone. To project an image of success one must pay attention to the details. Try to view yourself from the…
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