Career Development Training & Placement Support
At the Harris School of Business, we do more than career training. Our Career Services department will help get you ready to enter the world of work.
Our advisors assist students with:
- Conducting a job search that gets results
- Writing a strong resume that emphasizes your best qualities
- Developing confident interview techniques
- Improving your communication skills
Knowing how to look for a job is one thing, and knowing where to look is another. Our Career Services staff members can help you find the right kinds of positions that match your training and your career interests. Through our network of regional employers, our advisors may be able to find job leads that you might not ordinarily find.
In short, our Career Services department is here to help you begin your career. Learn more about career placement services at Harris School.
Real-World Experience for your Resume
With 30 hours of clinical instruction time, the CNA program at Harris School provides students with hands-on opportunities to practice their CNA skills in a real healthcare facility where students work directly with patients. The healthcare facility is a nearby long-term care center with 120 beds. Under supervision from Harris staff, students learn to interact with patients and help them with their basic needs.
During your clinical time, you will get to practice a range of on-the-job skills such as helping a patient get dressed, assisting a patient in moving from a chair to a bed, getting clean linens for a patient, or helping a patient take a short walk. This kind of experience gives you job skills and job training that can be included on your resume. Most importantly, the clinical experience will prepare you for today’s job market as you begin your path as a certified nurses aide.
Certification Information for Certified Nurses Aides
The state of Connecticut requires that you pass a state certification exam before you may work as a certified nurses aide. The state exam is called the Connecticut Nurses Aide state exam, and the coursework at Harris is designed to prepare students for this exam.
The Harris School of Business, Danbury campus, offers the Connecticut Nurses Aide state exam on campus for students who qualify. In order to qualify to take the exam on campus, you must the following requirements:
- attend all classes
- achieve at least a 75% grade point average on tests
- be in good standing with Harris School
If you do not meet these standards, you will not be eligible to take the exam at the Danbury campus.
Please note that there is NO additional fee to take the exam. It is included in the cost of tuition.
When students pass the exam, there is still another step to take. After passing the exam, students must complete an application for the Connecticut Nurses Aide Registry. Once you are a part of this registry, you will be eligible to work as a certified nurses aide in Connecticut.