By Lauren Gee, LFSP, CCSP, CCO, Funeral Service graduate Growing up, my family and I lived above a funeral home that my father owned and operated, yet my contact with death was surprisingly limited. My mother and father purposefully shielded … Continue reading Lauren’s Story: A Funeral Service Career that Came Calling
For some people, their professional life is just a job and nothing more. For others, they want their career to have meaning. They want to make a real difference in peoples’ lives and help see them through difficult times. If … Continue reading Why Study Mortuary Science?
Morticians and funeral directors are valuable and vital members of society. While their work may seem somber to some, these professionals have extremely rewarding work. Every day, these workers help families through some of the most vulnerable and difficult moments … Continue reading Funeral Director and Mortician Qualifications
In August 2020, the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association (CFDA) selected Emma Campbell of West Hartford as the recipient of its 2020 scholarship award for Connecticut high school seniors who are pursuing careers in funeral service. Campbell graduated with honors from Hall High … Continue reading Connecticut Funeral Directors Association Awards Scholarship to Emma Campbell, Goodwin Funeral Service Student
The death of a loved one is both heartbreaking and tragic. It is also quite complicated for surviving family members, who must now coordinate the funeral services. They must make announcements, schedule services, and ensure their loved one’s wishes are … Continue reading What Does a Mortician or Funeral Director Do?
Honoring our Shared Humanity: Careers in Funeral Service Part Two, Students In part one of this article, we met two faculty members of Goodwin University’s Funeral Service Mortuary Science program. Now we’d like to introduce several students, who share some … Continue reading Honoring our Shared Humanity: Careers in Funeral Service Part Two, Students
Honoring our Shared Humanity: Careers in Funeral Service Part One, Faculty Funeral service is a unique career choice that unites the sciences, the arts, and a deep understanding of human nature. It takes a special type of person to succeed … Continue reading Honoring our Shared Humanity: Careers in Funeral Service Part One, Faculty
A Profound Career Providing Peace: How Dakota T. Mullen studied the Funeral Service industry, and mastered the language of loss Dakota T. Mullen is a people person. A seamless blend of social and sympathetic, an extrovert with empathy, and a … Continue reading A Profound Career Providing Peace
There are many questions — and often, some level of skepticism — around the field of mortuary science. Like countless people out there, you may know mortuary science in its most literal terms: the study of the deceased. What you … Continue reading What is Mortuary Science Really Like?
“Somewhere along the way, we must learn that there is nothing greater than to do something for others” – Martin Luther King Jr. Those who are interested in an offbeat career that is rewarding, challenging, and helps family members say … Continue reading How to Become an Embalmer in Connecticut
A funeral service director, often known as a mortician or undertaker, is responsible for planning and overseeing the details of a person’s memorial services (funerals, burials, wakes, cremations) after death. However, there is a lot more to this career than … Continue reading What to Look for in a Mortuary Science Program
The Grasp of Grief: How Mourning Doesn’t Always Stop, Come Sunrise Molly Vargo- AS in Funeral Service – Student Success Story We’ve all heard about grief, and not the “good grief!” that Lucy shouts at Charlie Brown. We may have … Continue reading The Grasp of Grief: How Mourning Doesn’t Always Stop, Come Sunrise
Morticians, often referred to as funeral directors or undertakers, assist families of the deceased by coordinating the details of a funeral. While it can be emotionally taxing at times, a mortician does some of the most rewarding work a person … Continue reading 7 Signs a Mortician Degree (and Career) is Right for You
Planning a funeral involves a lot of detail – organizing transportation, filing legal documents, selecting religious officials and rituals, the list goes on. All the while, families arranging these end-of-life services are filled with grief and emotion. They need someone … Continue reading Funeral Service Education Requirements in Connecticut
Morticians, more commonly referred to as funeral directors, play a vital role in people’s lives and in how we honor life as a whole. They support families who are grieving the death of a loved one, arrange funeral services for … Continue reading Connecticut Funeral Director and Mortician Salary Information
There are all kinds of jobs out there, but few can offer the rewarding work that comes to a funeral service director. Funeral service is a field that is certainly out of the ordinary, but much more fulfilling than you … Continue reading 8 Reasons to Pursue a Funeral Service Degree
A funeral director oversees details regarding the memorial services for those who have passed away. In working closely with the deceased’s loved ones, the funeral director ensures that the service meets the needs and wishes of all who are closely … Continue reading How to Become a Funeral Director in Connecticut