Everest College – The Official Blog

Posts Tagged ‘Inc.

School ranks 30th on CollegeSurfing.com’s list of 50 social media innovators

SANTA ANA, Calif. (March 16, 2010) – Everest College was recently named to CollegeSurfing.com’s list of 50 Social Media Innovators in Higher Education, earning a bronze medal in the Web 2.0 College Olympics. Everest placed 30th among 50 schools.

On Everest specifically, the online affiliate of the CollegeBound Network noted that Everest “tweets to help nontraditional students learn about education options and posts plenty of individualized encouragement on its Twitter feed. This is a school that really knows how to connect with each student. The quality of each tweet earns the school a bronze medal. Also, the chat option on the website allows prospective students to connect with a person in real time and get their questions answered about academic programs and opportunities.”

“Twitter is a great customer service tool; it optimizes response times and adds a personal touch,” said Jon Barilone, a member of Everest College’s social media team. “Our approach is to personalize our online communities and encourage conversation about our brand by engaging our Twitter and Facebook users. Whether it’s a simple conversation, answering their questions or directing them to additional resources, our job is to make sure they get the information they need.”

Other bronze medal winners included Harvard, Vanderbilt and the schools of the University of California system. Tufts University in Massachusetts was ranked No. 1.

About Everest

Everest Colleges, Institutes and Universities provide career-oriented diploma and degree programs in healthcare, criminal justice, skilled trades, business, paralegal, and information technology. Everest has more than 100 schools in the U.S. and Canada. Everest is owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America. Everest’s social media sites are Everest College Twitter, Everest MySpace, and Everest Facebook. Contact Everest for more information about schools, programs and features.

Residents In and Near Columbus Can Now Train to Become Dental Assistants

GAHANNA, Ohio (January 19, 2009) – Everest Institute – Gahanna is now training students to compete for careers as dental assistants and are projected to be among the fastest growing occupations from 2008 to 2018, a growth of 36 percent.* To keep pace with steady demand in the industry, Everest Institute at Gahanna has added a new dental assisting program to its curriculum and is now enrolling students. The new program complements three health care programs presently offered at the Gahanna campus.

Population growth and a greater retention rate of natural teeth by middle-aged and older people will be among the factors fueling demand for dental services.

“With the increased demand for trained health care professionals, our new Dental Assisting Program is an important addition and can provide trained dental assistants to the health care community,” said Gahanna campus president Martin Ehrenberg.

Everest Institute – Gahanna’s new Dental Assisting Program can be completed in less than a year, and provides an interactive hands-on learning environment, which includes real-world work place simulations. Dental assistant training includes a study of dental office emergencies, dental radiography, dental specialties, operatory dentistry, laboratory procedures, dental anatomy and orthodontics, and an externship.

Students enrolled in Everest’s new Dental Assisting Program can develop the skills to handle a diverse array of responsibilities in the delivery of dental care, which can include chair side assisting methods, patient procedures and related office and laboratory duties. Everest training can also help students develop life skills that can be leveraged over a lifetime.

Program graduates of Everest’s Dental Assisting program are qualified to seek entry-level employment with dental offices, dental manufacturers, dental laboratories and insurance companies.

Additional programs offered at the Gahanna campus include medical assisting, medical insurance billing and coding and pharmacy technician.

About Everest

Everest Institute – Gahanna, serving the Columbus, Ohio area, is located at 825 Tech Center Drive, Gahanna, OH 43230 and is one of 100 schools owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc. throughout North America. Everest Institute provides popular in-demand career-oriented diploma and degree programs** in the fields of criminal justice, skilled trades, business, paralegal, information technology and health care. Learn more about vocational training programs at Everest.

* The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects that from 2008 to 2018, employment opportunities for dental assistants is expected to grow 36 percent. Your local market data likely differs from these statistics. Individual efforts, professionalism, experience, work attitude, local market and other factors may impact employment opportunities and pay.
** Programs may vary by campus.

Best Video Wins two airline tickets to anywhere in the continental US

SANTA ANA, Calif., (January 6, 2010) – The best New Year’s Resolution video could yield two airline tickets to anywhere in the continental United States for to the grand prize winner of the “2010 Everest New Year’s Resolution Getaway” video contest. Contestants have until January 30 to create and upload a YouTube video no longer than one minute documenting their resolutions.

A panel of judges will select the winner based on each video’s originality and creativity, adherence to creative assignment, and overall appeal. The winner will be notified on February 9, and the video content will be featured on the Everest YouTube Channel. The top 10 finalists will win an Everest Prize Pack and will be featured on the channel. Everest will also create a YouTube video that highlights some of the best entries.

All contestants must be 18 or older to participate. Students and employees of Everest, WyoTech, Heald or Corinthian Colleges as well as their families are encouraged to participate, but are not eligible to win prizes.

For official rules, and more information about the contest, visit http://resolutions.everest.edu.

About Everest

Everest Colleges, Institutes and Universities provide career-oriented diploma and degree programs in healthcare, criminal justice, skilled trades, business, paralegal and information technology. Everest is owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America, and has more than 100 schools in the U.S. and Canada. Join the Everest conversation at FaceBook, Twitter and YouTube. For more information about Everest career training, visit http://www.everest.edu.

Everest mobile website optimized for more than just smart phones.

Everest launches mobile website optimized for more than just smart phones.

SANTA ANA, Calif. (November 30, 2009) – Now mobile visitors to Everest’s website can access campus and course information or begin the enrollment process to become a student from virtually any web-enabled cell phone, smart phone or other mobile Internet device.

With the launch of its mobile-optimized version of the website, http://m.everest.edu/, visitors can locate a nearby campus complete with map links and directions, review career training programs, check out online classes, see financial aid options, view frequently asked questions, request more information, as well as learn about student services, student resources, accreditation information, and the admissions and enrollment processes. There’s even a “Call Us Now,” option that integrates the mobile browser with the user’s phone’s dialer, allowing for easy, safe dialing.

“We noticed that over the past 12 months, mobile traffic has been the fastest growing segment of our web properties,” said Teresa M. O’Sullivan, Vice President of Marketing. “People want information right at their fingertips. We felt it was important to provide an excellent mobile browsing experience for these users.”

When researching mobile website options, Everest developers felt it was important to optimize for more than just the smart phone device. They tested for a variety of mobile handsets and non-standard Internet devices in an effort to make the mobile browser experience much more user friendly and to better serve the schools’ increasing mobile traffic.

“It’s all about the engaging our mobile visitors and creating a positive mobile user experience,” said O’Sullivan.

About Everest

Everest Universities, Colleges and Institutes and provide career-oriented diploma and degree programs in the fields of healthcare, criminal justice, skilled trades, business, paralegal and information technology. Everest is owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America, and has 100 schools in the U.S. and Canada. For more information about programs, visit the Everest main site or the Everest mobile site. Join the Everest conversation at Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Press may contact Karen Kalil, AVP, Public Relations, Everest Colleges, 714-825-7789.


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.

Everest on Twitter