Have you thought about becoming a project manager but aren’t sure if it’s the right career for you? Project management is an exciting and rewarding career area. It’s also in demand. “As an industry, project management has been growing, and is continuing to grow,” says Alan Martin, Project Management program coordinator at Sheridan’s Faculty of Continuing and Professional Studies. “Every organization does projects, but not every organization does projects well. So skilled project managers are in demand.”

Project management skills are also transferable across industries, and can lead to career advancement or entrepreneurship. “Understanding how projects are managed is critical to a senior management role,” says Martin. “That’s how change is implemented in an organization. And organizations don’t survive if they don’t change.”

If you’ve been thinking about a project management career, here are four essential skills that will help you succeed. Read More

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Apple’s iOS technology is at the forefront of our daily lives. Among its many features, iOS has location and motion tracking capabilities, games, swipes and gestures, Apple Pay, and push notifications.

“When you combine all these things, it’s a pretty powerful toolkit to make applications that enable people to interact with their daily lives in a way greater than more traditional computing applications,” says iOS developer and Lighthouse Labs instructor and mentor, Kareem Sabri. “With the rise of more sophisticated mobile computing, you have a greater connectivity and a greater ability to access all of your files and information at any time. So it has a big effect on both the working world and daily life. You can have all your documents and files at the touch of your fingertips.”

This means that iOS skills are highly sought after and creates many career options. If you want to work for an organization as a developer, or launch your own app, learning iOS can help you on the path to a successful career.

Why is iOS a great career? Read More

Congratulations! You’ve been invited to a job interview. A job interview is your chance to sell yourself to a potential employer. It allows hiring managers to meet you face-to-face and determine your fit with the organization. An interview also allows you to evaluate the employer, and see if you would really like to work there. However, if you’re ever been to a job interview, you already know that it can be an extremely stressful and nerve-racking experience.

Preparing upfront for an interview is key to help you get ready to answer those tough questions, identify your strengths and what you would bring to the role. But what do you need to do to prepare? Read More

Looking for a job in today’s marketplace is challenging. More than ever, you need to set yourself apart from other candidates if you want to be successful. This begins with your job search strategy. The following job search tips will help you to create the right job search strategy, job search effectively and maximize your chances of landing the job you want. Read More

Sheridan has partnered with SAS Canada, the leader in analytics, to offer the SAS Base Programming and SAS Platform Administration programs through its Faculty of Continuing and Professional Studies.

We spoke with Mark Morreale, Academic Program Lead for Canada, to learn more about the Sheridan-SAS Canada partnership, and how Sheridan students can become prepared for an exciting analytics career. Read More

The New Year is the perfect time to take stock and evaluate the various areas of your life—including your career. Whether you’re looking to start a new career or want to get to the next level in your career, the following tips from two of Sheridan’s professional Career Counsellors will help you to set strong career goals that will position you for success. Read More

When you’re ill, you likely make an appointment to visit your doctor in person. But what if you’re unable to travel to the doctor’s office? How do you receive the care you need? Telemedicine is an emerging field that enables health care through technology. And if you love to help others and are interested in the medical profession, telemedicine facilitation may be the perfect career for you. Read More

We’re living in a data-driven world, which makes analytics one of the most in-demand fields in the technology industry. In this blog post, we’ll look at how analytics has evolved, the cycle of data analysis and the most popular analytics tools. Read More

Since 1940, when the first teletype message1 was sent and received back by the same means, humans have been working to develop and improve networking capabilities—and find new ways to connect. However, the popularity of networking has exploded in recent years, thanks to the Internet of Things (“IoT”). Read More