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- Make a list. At the beginning of the day, write down everything that you have to do. Then start categorizing them by urgency.
- Assess the value. Weigh the benefits of completing a task first versus the possible consequences of completing it later. This can help you order your priorities.
- Be honest. Know your limitations and don’t make promises you can’t keep. You don’t want to set yourself up for failure.
- Be flexible. As you get more work, your priorities will shift. It is helpful to adjust to these changes.
- Cut the cord. Set deadlines for yourself. It is easy to get caught up in the details and take a long time. You don’t want to spend too much time on one priority that will hurt you down the line.
- Be careful with your credit card. On one hand, it’s good to start building credit history. On the other hand, credit spending can quickly spiral out of control.
- Create a budget and stick to it. Find out how much you make and then how much you spend per month. Of your spending, figure out what is necessary and what is luxury (Sorry, no matter how you spin it, beer is not a necessity).
- Save early and often. Even if you put just a little away at a time, it can help you out a lot down the road.
- Borrow as little as possible. In addition to loans, there are many scholarships and grants available to all types of students. If you do have to borrow, make sure you understand all costs and terms before agreeing to anything.
- Use coupons. Sites like Groupon offer great deals that can save you money.
- Use technology to your advantage. You can get alerts for credit cards, bank accounts and other payments to help stay on top of it. This way, you can avoid unnecessary late fees.
If you watch AMC’s hit cult series “The Walking Dead,” you know life following the Zombie Apocalypse won’t be pretty. The infrastructure will collapse. Government will disappear. The military will be reduced to ruins. Hospitals, grocery stores, cell phone service? Gone, gone and gone. With millions of flesh-eating zombies roaming the earth in search of fresh brains, all we’ll have is our guns, the clothes on our backs and the skills we acquired before the zombies took over.
So what careers will be most in demand when the dead walk the earth?
In his best-selling novel (and soon to be major motion picture) “World War Z,” author Max Brooks imagines hundreds of thousands of Zombie War survivors hunkering down along America’s West Coast. What remains of the U.S. military will try one last counter attack against the flesh-eating hoards. And civilians will be drafted to perform basic services and keep what’s left of civilization operating.
Ironically, people who were once “professionals” and highly paid are now the least valuable. These “moochers” include actors, agents, managers, CEOs and lawyers. They will get to dig ditches and perform basic manual labor.
Who are the most valued? People who can make things work. People like:
Electricians – Because modern civilization runs on electric current, and people who can keep the juice flowing are worth their weight in gold.
Plumbers – Because nothing is more critical to hygiene than running water and a functioning sewer system.
HVAC Specialists – Because they make it possible to live in inhospitable climates. Think about 100 degree heat, 90 percent humidity and no A/C. Zombies may love it – but not the humans.
If you’re concerned about your place following the Zombie apocalypse – and who isn’t? – you can get the technical training you need to restore civilization at Everest. From electrical to HVAC, we have the programs that can help you help the world fight zombies and rebuild civilization. Learn more today.
Financial aid is available for those who qualify. View additional disclosures here.
If you’ve responded to one of Everest’s advertisements, you will likely receive a phone call from an Everest representative. This first call is basically a “get acquainted” conversation. We want to find out a bit more about you. We want to give you a chance to find out a bit more about us, too.
Be prepared to talk about your educational background and your field(s) of interest. Let us know if you expect to go to school full-time or part-time while you hold down a full- or part-time job. You’ll likely be invited to tour a campus where you can see an Everest school for yourself, meet the teachers, talk to students and see for yourself if Everest is right for you.
The call is the first step in a process designed to get you into a position where you can make the best possible decision about your education and your future.
Four things to remember when applying for a job online
A large number of resumes are automatically disqualified for failing to send it to the correct e-mail address. Double-check the email address and the title of the person you’re writing to. Make sure your job application includes the details the ad or listing requested: experience, salary requirements, etc.
Send a Cover Letter
A cover letter attached to your job application can immediately place strong emphasis on the qualities that make you valuable to the company.
If your resume or cover letter has a spelling or grammatical error, it won’t make it past the inbox and may likely end up immediately in the trash. Employers will worry that you won’t be detail-oriented in your job.
Use a Professional Email Address
Use an email address that includes your name or part of your name vs. something like firstname.lastname@example.org — you want to be taken seriously.
This approach, coupled with solid experience and career-related education, can make all the difference in your job search.
Contact Everest today to learn more about the programs and courses offered, and how we help graduates with the skills they need to apply for the entry-level positions they’ve trained for.
For All Everest Enthusiasts
If you’re an Everest student or alumni, we are proud of you for taking a big step toward following your educational dreams. If you’re an Everest employee/staffer, then we know you’re helping change students’ lives every day. Whether you’re connected to an Everest College, Everest Institute, Everest University or Everest University Online (a division of Everest University), we want to give you a chance to show off your school pride with a special Facebook Twibbon!
What’s the “Everest for life” Facebook Twibbon?
The “Everest for life” Facebook Twibbon is a small, transparent graphic that you can add to your Facebook Profile picture. It’s really easy to add and is a great way to show that you’re proud of your connection with Everest.
How Do I Get the Facebook Twibbon?
To add the “Everest for life” Twibbon to your Facebook Profile picture, first make sure you’re signed in to Facebook. Then, just click on the image above or click here to go the “Everest for life” Twibbon page:
- Click the big “Facebook Connect” button to add the Twibbon application to Facebook, then click on the Facebook “Allow” button to finalize.
- You should be back on the Twibbon.com page. On the left, you’ll see the preview section for the “Everest for life” Twibbon and how it’s positioned on top of your Facebook Profile picture.
- Resize the “Everest for life” Twibbon however you’d like by using the “Twibbon size” slider bar. Drag/drop the Twibbon into the desired position over your Facebook Profile picture.
- Edit the “Optional Message of support” if you feel like it, then click the blue “Show my support now!” button to finish.
An update will automatically be posted to your Facebook Profile Wall and you should also see a new Facebook Photo Album called “Twibbons.” This will help your fellow Everest enthusiasts learn how to get their own “Everest for life” Facebook Twibbon!
Did You Know Everest Is on Facebook?
Yes, Everest has Fan Pages on Facebook! Check out your different options for joining the Everest Facebook community:
DECATUR, Ga. (Dec. 20, 2010) — Everest Institute, one of Atlanta’s leading career colleges, has announced it will add a dental assistant program this January at its Decatur campus.
To accommodate the new program, the campus, located at 2460 Wesley Chapel Road, Suite 500 in Decatur, Georgia has undergone a recent renovation to add dental assistant technology labs and classroom facilities.
“The addition of dental assistant and over overall growth is based on the employment demands of our community,” said campus president Barbara Holliman.
The dental assistant program consists of coursework in:
- Dental Office Emergencies
- Dental Radiology
- Dental Specialties
- Operatory Dentistry
- Laboratory Procedures
- Dental Anatomy and Orthodontics
- Dental Assistant Externship
Graduates in the dental assistant program will be prepared for careers at dental offices.
In addition to dental assistant, Everest Institute-Decatur offers job training in: dialysis technician; electrician; heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC); massage therapy; medical administrative assistant; medical assistant; medical insurance billing and coding; and respiratory care.
The three other Everest Institute campuses in Georgia are:
- 6431 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro
- 1600 Terrell Mill Road, Ste. G, Marietta
- 1750 Beaver Ruin Road, Norcross
Also, Everest College recently opened at:
- 2841 Greenbriar Parkway SW, Atlanta
Everest Institutes in Georgia are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
About Everest Institute
Everest Institute is owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America. The Company’s mission is to prepare students for careers in demand or for advancement in their chosen field. Corinthian offers diploma programs and associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a variety of high-demand occupational areas, including health care, business, criminal justice, transportation technology and maintenance, construction trades and information technology. For more information, visit http://www.everest.edu. Media may contact Jamie Floer, APR, with Wragg & Casas Public Relations for Everest College, call: 407-244-3685 or email: email@example.com.
Corinthian Colleges Presents Scholarship to Houston-Area Resident Maricela Barrientes for Persisting Through Hurricane Crisis and Family Medical Issue
HOUSTON (October 11, 2010) – Corinthian Colleges, parent company of Everest Institute, today awarded Maricela Barrientes the company’s 2010 Dream Award. The award recognizes graduates who have overcome personal obstacles to complete their studies and find success in their chosen fields. Barrientes was selected from over 100 campus winners and awarded a full Everest scholarship to continue her education.
Barrientes, wife and mother of five, literally lost it all when Hurricane Ike hit Houston in September 2008. Barrientes’ home and all of her family’s belongings were severely damaged and at the same time, she lost her job. Basic necessities – food, clothing and shelter – instantly became luxuries. No water, no power, and waiting in long FEMA lines (with four children and a newborn in tow) made daily life an unbearable struggle.
Less than a year after the hurricane hit and still working on the massive cleanup effort, Barrientes enrolled in Everest’s Medical Administrative Assistant program. Motivated by her children and hopes for a better future, she began training for her career – driving more than 80 miles roundtrip every day to attend classes in Houston.
“Although I knew it would be a struggle, I knew I had to make it work and I never gave up,” said Barrientes. “My decision to attend Everest shaped my future and the future of my children for the better. I don’t know where I’d be without Everest.”
Barrientes maintained perfect attendance while in school with the exception of one day – the day of her 7-year-old daughter’s emergency heart surgery. Barrientes resumed her studies the very next day, while caring for her daughter and still living in difficult conditions.
“Maricela Barrientes is truly an inspiration to the Everest community of students, faculty and staff,” said Ken Ratliff, campus president, Everest Institute – Houston Hobby. “Given what she has already accomplished despite the obstacles she has faced, we are confident that she will make a better future for her family and those around her.”
Barrientes earned her Medical Administrative Assistant diploma from Everest Institute in Houston Hobby in May 2010 and is now working as a Medical Administrative Assistant at Immediate Medical Care in Nassau Bay, Texas.
To view Barrientes’ story, please visit
About Everest – Texas
Everest Colleges and Institutes provide career-oriented diploma and degree programs in health care, criminal justice, skilled trades, business, paralegal, and information technology. Everest – Texas has 7,500 students at nine campuses located in Arlington, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio. Everest has over 100 schools in the U.S. and Canada, and is owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America. For more information, visit www.Everest.edu.
PITTSBURGH, Penn. – (September 16, 2010) – Everest Institute – Pittsburgh announced that it has added massage therapy to its course offering. The school has begun enrolling students in the program, which takes approximately nine months to complete.
The program provides students with the tools, ethics and basic knowledge to be a massage therapist. Through instruction and hands-on training, students learn and develop a number of therapeutic techniques for relaxation and stress reduction as well as methods for treating neck, back and sciatic pain and muscle spasms. Students also gain an understanding of anatomy, physiology, the role and importance of exercise programs, and more.
“Career opportunities for massage therapists in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas are expected to steadily grow over the next few years,” said Scott Behmer, Everest Institute – Pittsburgh campus president. “As with our other programs, we maintain small class sizes and provide students with individualized attention from our faculty. We are pleased to offer this important, in-demand program to our students and the community we serve.”
Massage Therapy courses include:
- Introduction to Massage Therapy
- Business and Ethics
- Swedish Massage, Pre-Natal, Post-Natal and Infant, and Elder/Geriatric Massage
- Eastern Theory and Practice
- Energy and Non-Traditional Therapies, Wellness and CPR
- Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, and Pin and Stretch
- Neuromuscular/Trigger Point and Muscle Energy Techniques
- Clinical and Sports Massage
- Health and Wellness
Massage therapy job and career opportunities for entry-level positions include:
- Medical and Rehabilitation Clinics
- Doctors’ Offices
- Health Spas
- Fitness Centers
- Sports Organizations
- Tourist Destinations
- Cruise Ships
About Everest Institute – Pittsburgh
Everest Institute – Pittsburgh, located at 100 Forbes Ave., Suite 1200, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, serves the greater Pittsburgh region in Western Pennsylvania. In addition to the recently-added massage therapy program, the campus provides career-oriented diploma and degree programs in Accounting, Administrative Secretary, Business Administration, Career Access, Criminal Justice, Legal Administrative Secretary, Medical Administrative Secretary, Medical Assistant, Medical Insurance Billing and Coding, Paralegal, Patient Care Technician and Pharmacy Technician. Everest Institute is owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America with more than 100 schools throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, visit the Everest website at www.Everest.edu.
Medical Administrative Assistant, Dental Assistant Programs New At Everest’s Fort Worth South Campus
Posted June 16, 2010on:
Health Care Career Training Programs Address Community Needs
FORT WORTH, Texas (June 16, 2010) – With the demand for medical administrative assistants expected to increase 16 percent and dental assistants expected to increase 36 percent over the next 10 years, both of these health care specialties are projected to have large numbers of job openings, according to the Bureau and Labor Statistics*. To meet that demand, Everest College’s new Fort Worth South campus has added two health care programs — Medical Administrative Assistant and Dental Assistant.
The medical administrative assistant program is eight months long and includes study on medical office administrative procedures, accounting functions essential to a medical environment, patient record set up and maintenance, filing and record keeping, basic coding with CPT and ICD-9 codes, preparation and processing insurance claims, dictation and transcription, correspondence and mail processing, and computerized practice management.
The Medical Administrative Assistant program includes coursework on the following:
- Office Finance
- Patient Processing and Assisting
- Medical Insurance
- Insurance Plans and Collections
- Office Procedures
- Patient Care and Computerized Practice Management
- Dental Administrative Procedures
The dental assistant training is eight months long and includes laboratory experience, which entails hands-on simulations to help students learn actual working conditions. The program includes instruction on dental radiography, dental sciences, operatory dentistry, laboratory procedures, dental anatomy, orthodontics, and dental health, as well as a variety of patient care, office and laboratory duties. After students complete all coursework and lab work, they must complete 160 hours of unpaid in-service in a dental office.
The dental assistant courses prepare students through:
- Dental office emergencies and compliance
- Dental radiography
- Dental specialties
- Operatory dentistry
- Laboratory procedures
- Dental anatomy and orthodontics
- Dental health
‘The medical and dental fields continue to experience steady growth and provide solid career opportunities,” said Marilyn Drew-Long, Everest Fort Worth South campus president. “Our graduates will fill needed roles, and more importantly, strengthen our community as a whole.”
Everest, owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc. is one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America and provides career-oriented diploma and degree programs in health care, criminal justice, skilled trades, business, legal and information technology. In addition to Dental Assistant and Medical Administrative Assistant programs, Everest College, Fort Worth South campus, located at La Gran Plaza de Fort Worth, 4200 South Freeway, Suite 1940, Ft. Worth, TX 76115, also offers Medical Assistant and Medical Insurance Billing and Coding. Everest has nine Texas locations in Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio and more than 100 schools in the U.S. and Canada. Programs vary by campus. For more information, visit www.Everest.edu. Media may contact Karen Kalil, AVP, Public Relations for Everest: (714) 825-7789 for interviews.
* Adapted from the Professional and Related Occupations – Dental Assistants and Medical and Health Services Managers sections of the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Your own hard work, professionalism, experience, work attitude, local market and other factors will impact your personal employment opportunities and pay.