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The time will soon come when you’ll graduate from being a student to a working professional. This is a significant transition, and one you should prepare for with diligence and enthusiasm. If there’s one thing we can’t stress enough for those seeking success—it’s preparation.
Ensign College recently identified 428 cybersecurity employment opportunities available along the Wasatch Front, with new positions added every day. Likewise, across the U.S., the demand for cyber- analysts, auditors, engineers and other cybersecurity experts is unparalleled, as every business and entity recognizes the need to protect its assets.
Graduating high school and stepping into the unknown of college is exhilarating…and can also be a bit nerve-wracking. But never more so than this year, when the uncertainties of the pandemic have brought online models of education and quickly shifting plans to the forefront.
Subject Matter Immersion at Ensign College was recently featured by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
Students from Ensign College dominated in a virtual DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) competition over the weekend.
As a soon-to-be or already graduated job-seeker, among the things most on your mind is likely how to stand out in a sea of other highly qualified job candidates. You know that skills are paramount, as is steady performance in school and great references. Previous experience in your field—paid or unpaid—is definitely a bonus. But—you may be wondering what else you can do to get noticed in a stack of resumes and line of interviewees.
By Colette Dalton
Going to college and learning how to execute the intricacies of your chosen profession is a fantastic accomplishment, and one you should be proud of. However, having the prowess to program software or launch an SEO campaign (the technical skills of the job) is only half the battle. Today’s employers want workers who can demonstrate their grasp of essential soft skills, as well.
New technologies are making it easier than ever for small and even medium sized businesses to handle their accounting with a small amount of experience in the industry. Why should a student choose to pursue a career in accounting when it seems like new technologies are taking away so much of the market potential?
Ensign College has been named to Best Value Schools' list of 20 Affordable Marketing Certificate Programs in 2021.
Ensign College has announced plans for its upcoming 2021 Commencement exercises to be held Friday, April 9. In support of efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the 2021 Commencement will be held virtually. This will be the first Commencement for the College since changing its name from LDS Business College to Ensign College in September of last year. Ensign College holds one Commencement in the spring of each year to celebrate graduates from the previous three semesters.
In an academic world where the cost of tuition continues to skyrocket with every year that passes, you may be wondering how you’ll ever manage the cost. Unlike the select few, you may not have a college savings account or scholarship, and find that you’ll need to work to support your academic pursuits. (For some helpful info on ways to pay for college, read our article here.)
Ensign College President Bruce C. Kusch recently joined The EdUp Experience podcast to discuss higher education and how it affects students entering the workforce upon graduation.
Job hunting is one of those necessary undertakings in life that can range from baffling and frustrating to downright discouraging. And that’s during normal times. This past year has been anything but normal, with the COVID-19 pandemic throwing everything into disarray. It’s no wonder college students are questioning how to build their career prospects and get prepared in this new employment market.
Are you considering a career in engineering? If you enjoy making things work, creating structures and devices, or have a desire to design and build items that make life easier, engineering could be a good fit. It is a stable, consistently well-paid profession that is required for the successful operation of all areas of construction, industry and technology.
By Maren Lythgoe
Bruce Kusch, President of Ensign College, and Tracy Flinders, Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer of the Church Educational System, announce the appointment of Paul Eden as the new Chief Information Officer of Ensign College.
While college students come in all shapes and sizes (and from a myriad of backgrounds) the oft uttered axiom “poor college student” is no myth. Scrimping your pennies to pay your way through school takes sacrifice, gumption, and a fair amount of planning. Though some students may have the luxury of part-time (or even full-time) employment to ease the financial burden, college is expensive!
In the last decade, Digital Content Creation has become one of the most important and powerful tools businesses use to market their services and products. Social media platforms have changed the game in how businesses interact with their customers. According to the analytics tool SimilarWeb, platforms like Facebook and YouTube alone get around 40 billion visits per month. Just in 2020, U.S. companies have spent a total of $40 billion on social media ads (Statista, 2020). The industry is abundant, so the real question is: “Will a certificate in Digital Content Creation from Ensign College meet the expectations employers have when looking to market their company?”
Identifying your route to a satisfying career is a lofty concept. College? Vocational school? Starting your own business? (To learn more about your educational options, visit our series here.) You’ll face it as you contemplate your direction after graduating high school, when you select your career or start a family, and possibly down the road if you’re considering a job change. Your direction may change due to life circumstances, and detours are inevitable. However, with the right preparation, tools, and mindset, you can make an informed decision to set you on the right path.
This year has brought its share of challenges, and college students have certainly endured their portion. Many students may find themselves encountering online classes for the first time, which come with their own unique set of benefits and disadvantages.
What was your goal in deciding to go to college? If you’re like most people, you set out to pursue higher education in order to prepare yourself for a better (or different) career. While building your skillset and gaining industry knowledge about your desired career is vital—you may not have considered how impactful networking can also be.
The decision about what schooling or training to pursue after high school is a critical one, and will require some research. There are plenty of options, each offering unique opportunities and price points, with some overlap among the different types. We’re here to try and make the decision process a bit easier.
President Kusch: I want to share a couple of thoughts from the scriptures before I get into the questions. As I was thinking about today, there were some principles that I would invite us to consider and to just keep in mind. There was a phrase that came to mind from Isaiah 1:18. It says: “Come now and let us reason together." And I hope that this is an opportunity for us to do that.