While his classmates carried Paddington Bear, Tod Nissle ’17 toted his dad’s old briefcase to first grade. So, it was not surprising that he graduated JWU’s online MBA program with a 4.0 GPA while juggling a full-time job based at Microsoft as senior vice president at Compass Group North America.
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Internet security is of chief concern not only for webmasters, but increasingly, for everyday users. An alarming statewide study highlighted by the Identity Theft Resource Center indicates data breaches are on the rise. In 2017, 14,207,346 credit card numbers were exposed — an increase of 88 percent over 2016 figures.
It’s hard enough to speak in front of thousands of people, but for Marissa Mayo ’16, ’18 MBA who said she has “lived with a speech impediment” her entire life, it was an opportunity to face an obstacle head-on and overcome her greatest fear.
There's a small window on weekdays between when the key unlocks the front door, the book bag hits the floor, dinner lands on the table, and heads lay down for the night. It's in this sliver of time as the sun begins to sink that notebooks open and computer screens glow. Dwede Dennis ’12, ’18 MBA – Human Resource Management, knows this time well, as it's when she often helps her young daughter with her second grade homework.
The 21st FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russia this week, and even though the United States of America did not qualify and will not be participating, it still promises to be an exciting display of soccer on an international level.
Like the Olympics and Super Bowl, this is a huge event and therefore, it takes a lot to ensure the safety of all athletes, workers, and spectators. Unlike the other events, this competition is played over the course of more than a month, making it that much more difficult to secure.
With the rapid growth of technology showing no signs of slowing down, employers are looking for candidates with a computer science background to fill their open positions now more than ever.
“There’s a real need in America for computer science as a skillset,” said Thomas Calabrese, Ph.D., a professor in the College of Engineering and Design at Johnson & Wales University and an online instructor.
And he’s right.
In America—and across the globe—the tourism industry continues to flourish. According to the U.S. Travel Association, direct spending by both domestic and international travelers in the United States in 2017 topped more than $2 billion a day.
Walt Disney is famous for saying, “If you can dream it, you can do it.”
This statement couldn’t be more true for Corrie Shaw ’18 MBA – Hospitality. A longtime employee at Walt Disney World, she decided to pursue her master’s degree in 2015. Here, she shares her journey—dreams don’t just happen after all and fairy godmothers with magic wands exist only on screen. Corrie stayed the course when life threw her curveballs and put in the work to make her dreams come true.
Why would someone pursue a graduate degree in Sport Leadership?
According to the experts at Johnson & Wales University, the sports industry is a trillion-dollar industry that just continues to grow—and a sports leadership degree at the masters-level can set a student up for a variety of careers, from coaching to administration to management.