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Archive for December, 2011

2011
30
Dec

Cosmetology Schools

Cosmetology Schools

Cosmetology schools are for those who are concerned with looking good, and who want to help others to achieve their full beauty potential.

Perhaps potential beauty school students are those who often cut their doll’s hair or were the first to experiment with Mom’s makeup kit. Cosmetology schools are for those who want to transform their lifelong interest in beauty into a career.

Those who enter cosmetology schools are usually the type of people who often take notice of other’s hair styles or cosmetics and make suggestions on how to improve. Many of these people realize that they can make a career out of designing makeovers for others.

The ideal beautician is a person who combines artistic flair with interpersonal skills, and it is important that those who work in this field have both traits.

2011
28
Dec

Medical School

Medical School

Medical school may not be for everyone, but those who decide to make the big leap are usually pretty certain that they want to become doctors, or at least to graduate. The drop-out rate from medical school, unlike law school, is pretty low, and this indicates that many of those who enter medical school are prepared for the work ahead of them.

The medical career is one of the most rewarding professions, since it literally affects the lives of many people. A significant amount of work goes into this profession, and most of those who have the ability to get into medical school in the first place have the willingness to meet the challenge.

How do you know if medical school is right for you? The medical profession is one that combines detailed scientific knowledge with the human touch and compassion for others. If one of these qualities is lacking, then one might be better of being a scientist or to study the humanities.

2011
22
Dec

Dance School

Dance School

Whether you have aspired to become a professional dancer or are looking for an enjoyable way to keep in shape, you can find a dance school that will offer full-time courses and part-time evening classes for children or adults.

Most dance schools offer a wide variety of styles in their course list, and it is rare to find a dance school, apart from a ballet school, that will specialize in only one type of dance. Therefore, it is possible to take a wide variety of classes in one setting. Most dance schools offer basic dance styles, such as:

  • Ballet
  • Jazz
  • Contemporary
  • Hip-Hop
  • Tap
2011
19
Dec

Military School

Military School

Military school has the well-deserved reputation of instilling discipline in its cadets and many choose military school because they enjoy the structure and order of military life.

Not all of those attend military school end up in the military. Some consider a BS gained at military school to be a perfect springboard for other careers. Many employers are impressed by applicants who have attended military school, and they  believe that military school graduates are the kind of employees that can be depended upon to come through on tough assignments and to show loyalty.

West Point, one of the most prestigious military schools in the US, has a four-step system through which its cadets are educated.

Many other military schools follow this model which includes:

  • Intellectual Education
  • Physical Development
  • Military Training
  • Moral-Ethical Instruction

Graphic Design Schools

Graphic design, a very broad area of study, is very much in demand with today’s computer technology, and therefore, more graphic design schools are sprouting up in many cities around the world.

There are specialty graphic design schools that are focused on visual media production, graphic design programs offered at traditional colleges and universities, and art schools that offer graphic design options.

A student can complete his or her work in the classroom or online, and there are many online graphic design schools and programs to choose from. Many graphic design schools offer certificates in a certain area of graphic design, or degrees.

Graphic design schools are usually quite good at placing students after graduation, or at least allowing students opportunities to network. Graphic design is one of the most sought-after areas of study today, because there are diverse fields and companies which require graphic designers, as well as many opportunities for graphic designers to work privately.

2011
11
Dec

Business School

Business School

Business school has become an increasingly popular option for prospective students from all walks of life.

The internet revolution has created thousands of new businesses, and many people find it useful to take a course in a business school to learn how to manage their own business. Many others who have been working for a company for several years may consider attending business school at night to benefit their company and perhaps to secure a promotion.

Business school is a good option for those with various backgrounds, such as artists who want to start a graphic design business, or lawyers who want to specialize in business law. Basically, business school can suit almost anyone who is interested in commerce.

The gold standard of business schools is Harvard Business School. Although it is quite challenging to obtain admission to Harvard, those who are accepted soon understand way. Harvard is unique in offering the case method, developed in 1925, in their business school

2011
06
Dec

Cooking School

Cooking School

If you have always wanted to pursue a career in the culinary arts, you probably have considered attending cooking school, but were perhaps were unsure which one to choose. You don’t have to go to the most prestigious cooking school to find the courses in the area of culinary arts you wish to study.

However, if your dream is to work as a head chef in a fine restaurant, it is worthwhile to attend the best cooking school. Almost every cooking school offers courses in:

  • Baking
  • Sauces
  • Pastry
  • Desserts
  • International Cuisine
  • Wine

If you know that you want to attend cooking school, but you are not yet certain of which specialty to choose, it is a good idea to take a basic cooking course which will also serve as an introduction to other areas in the culinary arts. There are also brief, week-long courses that focus on certain areas.