Monthly Archive:: April 2013

Welcome from the President

If you’ve read the education or business section of any newspaper, magazine or blog in the past five years, you know that STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) jobs are growing and the demand for qualified healthcare

Master the Media: Discover HCC’s media arts programs

By Janice Beetle It’s the second week of the new spring semester, and Professor Jay Ducharme is telling students in his Introduction to Electronic Media class that the news is often biased. He says students should be

Faculty Profile: Justin West

Into the light Justin West can see the light, and that’s why he’s compelled to study it. The more he learns, the more he wants to know, and the more he wants to tell others about the

Student Profile: Emmanuel Sanchez

Building through education Emmanuel Sanchez admits he’s wised up a lot since he was a young teenager. “I played around a lot. Yea, I did,” says Sanchez, 18, a first-year HCC student from Springfield. “I used to

Student Profile: Leigh-Ellen Figueroa

Sewing costumes, sowing seeds Like many young girls, Leigh-Ellen Figueroa wanted to be a dancer. Growing up, she studied ballet. As an adult, she trained as a dancer and began her working life as a dance teacher.

Veteran Services

By Chris Yurko  Of all the jobs in the U.S. military, few could be more nerve-wracking and dangerous than defusing unexploded bombs. So, last fall, when Senior Airman John Tortellotte, 23, a member of the bomb squad

Where Art and Technology Meet: Graphic design careers expected to grow

By Michael Reardon Harry Hill, 24, of Springfield, did all the right things. He earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Springfield College in 2010. After graduation, Hill got a job with Wells Fargo Financial in West

Web programs put career exploration at your fingertips

By Chris Yurko Let’s say you want to manage a retail store or find a job in healthcare. What classes should you take now to best prepare you for that job? Are your personality and aptitude suited

Internet Job Search the Right Way: Start online but don’t stay there

Start online but don’t stay there A mere 10 percent of job hunters will find a job online. That fact is sad but true. Yet online job hunting seems so promising. Just scroll through the hundreds of jobs

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