When you’re the first to do something, it means even more when you do it well. Danielle Shirley '20 BS – Business Studies knows this to be true. She’s the first in her family to graduate from college and she did so with Latin honors. Shirley, who recently completed her degree online at Johnson & Wales University, earned the distinction of Magna Cum Laude and would have celebrated her achievements at commencement this spring. She said finishing her degree during the COVID-19 pandemic was stress-free thanks to the support she received from her JWU advisor.
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JWU professors, like students, are experiencing the “new normal” at home during the global pandemic, COVID-19. In this series, we’ll explore how they are navigating their day-to-day, both inside and outside the online classroom, and their observations of the world.
COVID-19 has virtually upended every aspect of the modern workforce. Research from Gallup suggests that, as of May, 2020, seven in ten Americans worked on a remote basis at least on occasion. A trend that is only expected to continue throughout the pandemic.
In a post-COVID environment where many restaurants have had to reimagine how they operate, the procedures and requirements for mobile units have not changed. As it turns out, food trucks have been a blessing to many in the past several months. As people were in lockdown and only essential workers could move about, it meant that all in-restaurant dining stopped abruptly. However, not the food truck.
“We human beings are social beings. We come into the world as the result of others’ actions. We survive here in dependence on others. Whether we like it or not, there is hardly a moment of our lives when we do not benefit from others’ activities. For this reason, it is hardly surprising that most of our happiness arises in the context of our relationships with others.” ― Dalai Lama XIV
The past few months have been difficult for many across the globe due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
You probably never thought of it, but the ancient Olympics and Disney’s Electric Light Parade didn’t just happen. These events required skilled event planners to come off without a hitch.
Despite the fact that the event profession as we know it today is a relatively new field of study, for as long as we can remember—and even before that—people have been coming together to gather and feast. Back to the ancient Olympics in Greece: Even back then, someone had to organize the pagan festival and sacrificing of 34 oxen and the following athletic competitions among city-states, right?
Though it may feel like it at times, the COVID-19 pandemic won’t last forever. When life returns to some semblance of normalcy, many industries will have new protocols and procedures in place. The events and venues industry is one that's been hard hit by the pandemic. Large groups of people gathering together are deemed unsafe for the time being. When in the future these events are allowed, even if it is in the distant future, what can venue planning professionals do to protect attendees?
Finding an industry or sector of society that has not been impacted by COVID-19 would be difficult, and the nonprofit sector is no exception. This ever-changing situation has hurt nonprofits while also bringing many to the forefront of charitable and community safety efforts. When the crisis has lessened, the face of nonprofits will have changed. By taking a look at the immediate COVID impact on the nonprofit world, charitable organizations can face the future with the right planning in place.