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30. Look-at-all-this-Work-I-havent-done-yetWe’ve all been told, “I need this done now.” Often, we hear it from several people at the same time. The question is if everything is a priority, how are you supposed to prioritize?

  • 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. There comes a point where you just need to finish a task and move on. The perfectionist in you may want to keep fine-tuning that last task, but it’s better for productivity to cut the cord and move on.

graduation cap and cash roll, closeup Balancing your student finances can feel like a circus tightrope act. Don’t sweat; you’re not up there without a safety net. Here are some tips to help with student finances:

  • 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.

Did You Know?

Everest placed more than 40,200 of its graduates in jobs related to their fields of study in the 2010 calendar year. This was done with the help of Everest’s Career Services teams, which provide graduates with support such as:

  • resume preparation,
  • rehearsing effective interviewing techniques, and
  • identifying and contacting local employers.

Over the past several years, Everest has developed relationships with employers and employment agencies throughout North America. Focusing on programs in some of the fastest growing fields, Everest is committed to helping its students prepare for and launch careers they will find satisfying and rewarding for years to come.

Dental AssistantBeing a dental assistant is a great career choice for many people. Often, the hours are flexible, working conditions excellent, and market demand strong.*

If you are considering a career as a dental assistant, you may be wondering: Exactly what do dental assistants do? In general, dental assistants either work directly with dentists who treat patients, work in dental laboratories, or support office operations.

Some dental assistants may work in multiple areas. Below is a list of some common dental assistant duties.

Working with Patients

  • Sterilize and lay out dental instruments
  • Take and process X-rays
  • Remove sutures
  • Apply anesthetics and anti-cavity agents to teeth

Managing the Office

  • Answer phones and set appointments
  • Greet patients and process client info
  • Manage patient files
  • Process payments and issue invoices

Lab Work

  • Make plaster casts
  • Clean and polish mouth guards, dentures and other removable appliances
  • Performing orthodontic measurements

Training for a dental assistant career at Everest can often be completed in under a year. Contact us to learn more about our Dental Assistant career training programs.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos163.htm)

Once you complete your Dental Assistant education and start looking for a job, what will interviewers expect from you? Here are some key points to remember:

  • Punctuality.  First of all, show up to your interview on time. Make your first impression one of dependability.
  • Appearance. Your second impression should be one of professionalism. Your hair should be cut and styled. Wear clean, pressed clothes. If you’re a woman, keep makeup and jewelry to a minimum. Try to cover up tattoos, if you have them.
  • Knowledge/Experience. This is where your Everest education can help you. Discuss not only what you’ve learned in class, but what you’ve actually done in the lab. Convince them you have the skills to do the job.
  • Confidence. Again, this is where your Everest education helps. Your education and training can provide you with the self-confidence interviewers are looking for.

Getting an education is an important first step in achieving your goals. Finding a job upon graduation is equally important–a job quite often lays the groundwork for success. Everest gives you the know-how and tools to develop skills that can help make you a better job candidate.

At Everest, we offer a variety of student support services such as:

  • Personal coaching on how to manage workplace situations
  • Helping you prepare a resume that’s capable of getting positive results
  • Rehearsing effective interview techniques
  • Teaching you how to dress appropriately for the work environment

But Everest’s support doesn’t just stop after you graduate. We’ll always be there to help update your resume, answer questions, and give advice on job market trends and how to stay competitive throughout your career. Everest offers ongoing career services. Contact us today to find out what the Everest experience is all about.

The hands-on learning experience” is the top reason many Everest students enjoy going to class every day, according to a recent poll conducted on Everest College’s Facebook Page.

The poll, which ran from August 2-3, asked visitors to choose from three possible reasons they enjoy going to class each day. The results were as follows:

Everest colleges, universities and institutes have long emphasized hands-on learning to support their traditional classroom teachings.  We know that students learn best by doing.  Even in the classroom, students are encouraged to work in groups and help each other through the educational experience.

*Programs, program lengths and program schedules vary by campus. Campuses vary by state. Everest College, Everest Institute and Everest University are part of the Everest family of schools.

Everest College - Santa AnaCongresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D – CA) and Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido recently stressed the importance of training for in-demand careers in the local job market at the official opening of Everest College’s Santa Ana Campus.

With U.S. job creation nearly coming to a halt in January, the mayor said getting the right education is the only way job seekers will have a better chance of finding employment in a highly competitive market.

“This is a beautiful solution,” said Pulido, describing the opportunities offered by the new campus. “There is such a demand for what you (Everest College) do. We need people that are well trained so they can go into the medical field and to many other areas that Everest is a part of.”

The congresswoman said receiving an education is as important as knowing what is available in the job market.

“There are going to be jobs for you available when you get yourselves out of here (Everest College),” she said. “And we want to make sure you come in and get trained, and have the resources available to allow you to do that.”

The new campus offers training for careers in massage therapy, medical administrative assistant, medical assistant, medical insurance billing and coding, and pharmacy technician.

Medical assistant training at any school is meant to provide hands-on training that challenges each student to get involved.

Patricia Lucarelli - Medical Assistant Student Saves Life

Patricia Lucarelli - Medical Assistant Student Saves Life

While medical assistant program coursework is designed to give students the skills and knowledge that enables them to compete for entry-level work on day one of graduation, few students imagine experiencing an event that grants them the opportunity to save a life.

For Patricia Lucarelli, an Everest College medical assistant student at the Portland campus, this became a reality when she was able to use her training to save the life of another.

Instincts and Training Saved the Day

Lucarelli was walking along a city boulevard with her fiancé and another friend when they suddenly noticed a group of people huddled around a man lying unconscious on the ground.

“They (crowd) were in shock, so no one was doing anything,” says Lucarelli.

Her instincts and training immediately kicked in. Checking for signs of life, she realized the man on the ground was still warm even though there was no pulse. The pupils of his eyes were mere pinpoints. Checking his air passage, the Everest medical assistant student began compressions and coached her friend on how and when to breathe into his lungs in the hopes he might regain consciousness.

Soon, there were a few gasps. Checking his pulse again, Lucarelli felt the signs of a faint heartbeat. She continued administering life-saving compressions until the paramedics arrived.

“Later, the paramedics told [him] that he was legally dead and through our quick action, we saved his life,” according to Lucarelli. “I wish I could see [him] standing, talking and walking, but most of all, just to see his bright blue eyes with life in them. What a feeling!”

Her Fast Response Saved a Life

Not every student will experience such a life-changing event. However, Lucarelli received industry-specific training at Everest College in Portland that prepared her to put her skills into rapid action. Her courses included the study of basic medical office practice, anatomy and physiology, medical transcription, medical terminology, medical law and ethics, and more.

Interested in learning more about medical assistant training at Everest College?

Contact us today. Programs and schedules vary by campus.

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:

  1. Click the big “Facebook Connect” button to add the Twibbon application to Facebook, then click on the Facebook “Allow” button to finalize.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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:


Everest College Information

Everest provides students with short-term career training in a variety of popular programs*. Our schools offer diplomas and/or degrees in:
Students can also earn online degrees through Everest University Online, a division of Everest University.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit www.everest.edu/disclosures or www.everestonline.edu/disclosures.

*Programs vary by campus.

SHOW OFF YOUR EVEREST PRIDE

Show off your Everest Pride with a custom "Twibbon": a small graphic you can add to your Facebook and/or Twitter profile pictures.

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