By: John St. JohnSource: Newsweek, 4 February 2018 08:11:00What’s the difference between a technical school and a career school?
This article explains the difference, and what to expect.
In the past year, more and more students are heading to career schools, according to the American Institute of Education.
It’s a trend that has become a trend in recent years, as graduates are able to take their courses at the most competitive schools, without the stress of being expected to perform at a higher level.
It’s a big change for many graduates, but for some, it’s also a huge opportunity.
“I think it’s good to be in the same school, the same career school, but it’s a little bit different when you’re a student,” says Rebecca G. Shaver, who attended the Concord Technical School from 2008 to 2012.
“The work is harder, the environment is a little more demanding, you’re just trying to figure out how to do it.”
Shaver graduated from Concord Technical in 2017 with a degree in business administration, and then worked for a tech consulting firm, then at the Naval Academy, before transferring to Fawkner in 2018.
She’s now working as a software engineer, working at a startup and working with a major tech company.
“The work environment was different.
It was like, ‘This is the best job you could possibly do,’ but you’re still learning and figuring out how you’re going to go from there,” she says.
Shavers currently works at a tech consultancy and says it’s been her biggest learning experience so far.
Shaver, like many others in the industry, says she’s been lucky to get a job with a large employer in the tech industry.
It also helps to be the daughter of an IT employee, as she has a brother and sister who work in the field.
“My dad is in the military, so we get to go to a lot of training and stuff, and it’s really cool,” she explains.
“You kind of get the idea of it’s not like the Navy, where you’re at the top of the food chain.”
Fawkner’s Bethany Fagan is a former computer science student who graduated from the Navy College in 2016.
She now works at an investment firm, but says she got into tech because of the work environment.
“As soon as I got to Concord Technical, I knew that it was a great school for me,” she tells Newsweek.
“It was all the great things you could do in technology.
It has all the cool stuff, but you really get to understand that it’s kind of a different kind of work.”
Fagan says she still feels pressure, but that it has been a great experience for her.
“It’s hard, but I think it makes me more aware of the things I can do differently, and I have a lot more of an opportunity to be really successful,” she adds.
Fagan, who currently works in marketing, is a graduate of Concord Technical and has a degree from Harvard.
She says she found it challenging in her first year at Concord to work in an office environment, but has been able to learn from the people she works with.
“You learn a lot from them, and you learn from each other, and the things you have to work with, they’re all part of you,” she explained.
“There’s a lot to learn in a tech setting, and that’s really exciting.”
Fisher also says she has been lucky enough to work at a company that offers job placements for its graduates.
“That’s a really great thing,” she said.
“I got to do what I love.
I got a job that I really wanted, and so I’ve really enjoyed it.”
What to expectWhen it comes to choosing a career path, Shaver says that the best path to success will be to look at your own strengths and work towards them.
“If you have a good background, you can learn from your mistakes and you can be more confident in yourself,” she added.
“Be open-minded and take the path that’s best for you,” Shaver added.
If you want to learn more about tech careers, you should check out this career site, and this website to get more information on careers in other industries.
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