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When she wasn’t working her corporate job, Samantha Kim ’11 ’16 was working part-time in retail, renovating her first home, and training for MMA in her local gym. She knew that her busy schedule would demand a flexible approach to getting her MBA – Finance, and she decided JWU Online was the best choice based on her availability. What she didn’t know, she said, was that she’d make lasting relationships in the online classroom.
Are you confused by prepositions and where, specifically, they should go in a sentence? Don’t worry! You’re not the only one. The following discussion was inspired by the feedback I received on my last blog about picking proper pronouns. Several students asked if I could clarify whether or not it is acceptable to end a sentence with a preposition. Without further ado, let’s dive in!
Who: Laura Egeln, PhD, is a professor in the College of Business at Johnson & Wales University Charlotte, as well as an online faculty member.
Agree or Disagree with Article: Agree
Her Take: There are a lot of recent news reports about “retail dying,” which leaves many consumers wondering what will happen to the malls and strip centers they are accustomed to shopping at.
Have you ever wondered what you can do with a Sport Leadership degree from Johnson & Wales University? According to Professor Patrick Leary, EdD, students who study sport leadership can go on to pursue a variety of careers in the sports industry, including athletic administration roles.
We asked him for some specifics, and here’s what he said:
JWU Online: What is athletic administration, and what kinds of positions are available?
Kristen Batista ’17 loved her undergraduate experience at Johnson & Wales University in Providence: She made great friends and memories as a member of the Wildcat Dance team and worked hard in her pursuit of her bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies, which she says allowed her to tie together her “specific talents and interests within the arts, humanities, and communications fields.” But before she could finish her degree on campus, her husband, Nashay, a United States Marine, received the order
In my life, I have performed with the Florida Symphony, the Oakland California Symphony, the Boston Pops Orchestra, and was an associate member of the Chicago Symphony. Now, I work in consulting and have more than 20 years of business experience with specializations in leadership, strategic planning, and organization and process improvement. In a way, music is a lot like business, and during my transition from full-time musician to full-time business executive and consultant, I noticed a few parallels.
If you’re apprehensive about taking courses online, don’t worry. Here are four ways you can stay on track and crush your academic goals this term:
1. Get ready.
There’s a myth that online classes are easier than traditional classes— but really, they’re not. In fact, online courses are equivalent in content and rigor to JWU’s traditional face-to-face courses. Before classes begin, make sure you’re prepared, both physically and mentally, for what you signed up for.
As the writing specialist for Johnson & Wales University’s College of Online Education, I’m always working with students to improve their writing skills. A common issue among writers that I see all the time (and one that particularly rankles me!): the use of “who” versus “that” in formal writing.
“Who” is the preferred pronoun when referring to human beings; the relative pronoun “that” should only be used, then, for animals and things.
Here are two instances where “who” is used correctly: