Careers: Success starts with a higher education

NC — Post-secondary education is a good idea at any point in a person's career. Take it from Heidi Hauver, a human resources expert who has balanced work and school for years.

“Having a degree allows you to create new and exciting opportunities for yourself,” Heidi says.

Heidi knows this first-hand. “Two and a half years ago when I went back to get my degree, I was already almost ten years into my career,” she says. “I could see at that point in my career it was definitely going to help me get to the next level.”

Today, Heidi is the director of human resources at a global database services company that employs more than one hundred people. “Vice-president of human resources is my ultimate goal,” she says confidently.

Heidi took courses in a traditional classroom, but found it hard to manage her busy schedule. “Once I switched to distance education I never went back to the classroom,” she says.

Choosing the right program of study requires some research. “Looking at what careers are in demand is important,” Heidi says. She also recommends talking to someone who's already in your desired line of work to get a first-hand perspective.

As a part-time student you can get financial support for your education. If you apply for a Canada Student Loan you could also receive grants that don't need to be paid back.

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