Looking for a job? Don’t Make these Seven Job Fair Mistakes!

Want to save time, money and energy while looking for a job? Attending a job fair is a great place to start because it brings together many employers in a particular industry or region that are there, specifically to find dedicated and qualified candidates (that’s you!). Statistics say that 80% of open jobs aren’t published and are acquired through networking …

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An ‘Easy Solution’ to Find Jobs in Brownsville, TX

SCI: ROLE CALL! Introduce yourself, Elias! ES: My name is Elias Sandoval – I’m the proud founder and CEO of Easy Solutions, a local community business. We have been recognized and run numerous awards, thanks to the likes of working with companies like Southern Careers Institute. Last year we were awarded Small Business of the Year [in the Lower Rio …

GED Classes - Because High School Is Not For Everyone

Where to Take GED Classes

Whether or not your high school experience included the mean girls, glee club, and impromptu song and dance routines, the truth is, high school’s not for everyone and that’s OK. There are so many education options these days and for many people the traditional high school route just was not for them. But just because you didn’t opt to dedicate …

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From Salesman to Certified Medical Assistant – Meet Jose

My name is Jose Alfonso Jimenez, I’m an alumnus from Southern Careers Institute Pharr campus. I am now a certified medical assistant and I work with Wellmed Medical Management. I love my job, I love what I do as a certified medical assistant, I love working with the patients and using the skills that I picked up at Southern Careers …

Looking for Career Opportunities? Stacked Certifications Opens Doors

Claudia Morales never set out to be a teacher. She was working as a medical assistant for over 12 years, working in the hospital in pediatrics as well as an EKG tech, but she longed to gain some additional knowledge. She enrolled in Southern Careers Institute’s online medical billing & coding program and while doing so, discovered a new passion–educating …

How Alumnus, Robert, Climbed the RGV Career Ladder

SCI: So you’ve been out for a few years and able to work your way up the RGV career ladder. Wonderful! Tell me a little bit about what was happening in your life back when you were making a decision to make a change and attend a program? R: Actually I really didn’t have an idea [of what I wanted …

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Shelly: A Cardiology Medical Assistant Hired for her Heart

SCI: When did you graduate from Southern Careers Institute in Corpus Christi? Shelly: I graduated May 19th [2017]. Just recently! SCI: Tell me about what was going on in your life when you decided to go through the SCI medical assistant program? Shelly: Basically what got me to come back to school and go into the medical field was because …

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How to Use Excel Basics: 4 Tips to Boost Your Hirability

We’ve all been there: you’re trying to get a task done quickly–say you’re planning for a party or you are evaluating products in a side-by-side comparison to see what the best option is for price and benefits. Something that you would like to get squared away sooner than later. You open up a spreadsheet to input some data and then …

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Army Jobs for Civilians – Avoid these Pitfalls to Get Hired

This post was adapted from Sultan Camp’s article via Business Insider & Career Attraction entitled Thank you for your military service — now here are 9 reasons why I won’t hire you. So, you’ve decided to hang up the uniform after years of distinguished service to our great nation. Staying in to pursue an army job isn’t for you anymore. …