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When Stephanie Decker ‘16, ‘18 MBA decided to return to school after working for 20 years in the food industry, she knew she needed a flexible option that would allow her to continue to raise her family, work, and remain active in all of the things that were important to her.
At the Johnson & Wales University College of Online Education, we know hospitality. As a university, we’ve spent years making a name for ourselves in the industry and have earned a reputation for excellence among hospitality employers.
In a previous post, I shared some insight on why I think college degrees matter for a student who is hoping to pursue a hospitality career. When you earn your degree not only are you demonstrating the type of behavior employers are looking for—commitment to success, perseverance, and hard-work—but you become better equipped with the skills necessary to continue to learn over the life of your career.
“The SEEM field is really only limited by your imagination and creativity.”
“This is the fun industry.”
“You can study what you’re really passionate about.”
Email continues to be one of the most common forms of communication, especially in the workplace among coworkers and leadership.
In a previous post, we spelled out eight email “etiquette” rules to follow when writing an email on the job. These tips continue to be crucial to employee success when it comes to email communication - so here’s what you should always remember:
Before serving as an online admissions representative for the College of Online Education, Lyndsy Tainsh worked in several different higher education roles and had one very short-lived stint at a pension company.
A graduate of Rhode Island College (RIC), Lyndsy has experience working in admissions at RIC and at the University of Rhode Island. Before coming to JWU, she worked as an administrative assistant in the office of the Dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the Community College of Rhode Island.
Summer is traditionally the time most people reserve for some well deserved rest and relaxation (R & R). New Englanders and those in Northern climates, in particular, fantasize about the warmth of the sun throughout long, often harsh and seemingly endless, winters. In fact, winter is the busiest planning season for such desirable destinations as all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, Florida, the Gulf Coast, and, everyone’s favorite—cruising to a tropical destination. This segment of the hospitality industry continues to grow annually and to expand in popularity.
Restaurant managers and food and beverage professionals are keenly aware of the national buzz surrounding tip credit. Seven U.S. states already operate without the tip credit, and several other states are considering legislation, according to Skift Table. Those currently without it are California, Washington, Minnesota, Alaska, Oregon, Nevada, and Montana.