Employer Spotlight – Rural/Metro Corporation

Rural Metro

Most of the students and graduates that we talk with for our newsletter ‘Spotlights’ elect to come to Carrington College because they want to learn a set of skills to prepare for a new career. From time to time we talk with businesses that hire our graduates; it helps you understand what they’re…

Graduate Spotlight – Meet Andrea Torres

Andrea Torres

Andrea is a recent graduate of the Dental Assisting program at our Carrington College Albuquerque campus. Andrea started the program in March 2012 and graduated in January this year.
Born & raised in Bosque Farms, a community just south of Albuquerque, NM, Andrea is a single mom to Xavier, her…

Seven tips to increase your happiness

Follow these tips to increase your overall happiness.

If you’re finding that winter’s gray skies and freezing weather have got you down, you’re not alone: According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, between 4 and 6 percent of the population suffers from Seasonal Affective Disorder. Instead of hiding inside of your apartment for the…

What to wear to your first job interview

Follow these tips to put together a great interview outfit.

You may have a fantastic resume and¬†winning personality, but if you show up to your first job interview in jeans and a sweatshirt, it’s pretty likely that it won’t end well. To increase your chances of success, use these tips to avoid committing an interview fashion faux pas:
1. Scope out the…

Five tips for effective public speaking

Follow these tips for effective public speaking.

Whether you’re giving a presentation in class or are in the midst of a job interview, being an effective public speaker is an important skill. It also happens to be a common fear. If the age-old trick of imagining an audience in their underwear isn’t helping you get over your phobia, follow…

How to burn calories without going to the gym

Use these exercise tips to burn calories outside of the gym.

If you’re a student on a budget, it’s likely that you can’t afford a pricey gym membership, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your personal fitness! There are plenty of ways to get in shape without hopping on a fancy treadmill. Try these calorie-burning workouts for effective exercise…

Should you work in a college town?

There are certain benefits to finding a post-graduation job in a college town.

As graduation nears, some students may be more than ready to leave college life behind them and embark on a new adventure. But don’t ditch your college town too quickly – it may be the perfect place to begin your career. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, many college towns have lower…