The most efficient and profitable businesses understand the value of gathering and analyzing data on a large scale. Increasingly every business, regardless of the industry, relies on data analysts to gather information about anything from transportation costs to pricing for new materials to customer satisfaction.
When you think about the hospitality field, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For most, it is working in and around hotels. While this is a key area of employment, for sure, hospitality management careers span much more than just the hotel industry. Here’s a closer look at the opportunities available to those who pursue hospitality management careers.
What is the most important skill a candidate needs to succeed in a career in sports, entertainment, or event management? According to Sarah Jane Wyman ’11, senior meetings and special events manager at Marriott International, the answer is passion.
“You need to have eagerness and drive for your position,” she said. “I can teach you the skills but I can’t teach you to have a good personality.”
Who: Debbie Howarth, Ed.D., is a professor in the College of Hospitality Management’s International Hotel School on the Providence Campus, as well as an online instructor.
Article: Skift’s “Why Hospitality Should Hire Candidates with No Previous Hotel Experience” by Colin Nagy, head of strategy at Fred & Farid, a global advertising agency
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In your search for an online program to help you prepare for your professional goals, you come across a degree in liberal studies. What exactly is it, and what can it do for you in your future career? Fortunately, students earning an online bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies at Johnson & Wales University are preparing for a solid career in a number of fields. Here’s what you need to know.
The social media and digital marketing industry is never at a standstill. With the constant changing of technology and online media, the demand for professionals who are specialized in the digital space continues to rise.
During a recent panel discussion at the Johnson & Wales University Providence campus, four digital marketing professionals (and JWU alumni) shared their professional takeaways, including career tips for how a student can succeed in his or her desired industry.
The international tourism industry is booming; according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the sector saw direct growth of 4.6 percent in 2017 — exceeding the global average for the seventh year in a row. Tourism is a top employer, with one in ten global jobs supported by the travel industry.
Encouraging graduates to face their biggest fears and overcome challenges are common themes in student speaker remarks at commencement ceremonies.
At the Johnson & Wales University Graduate Studies Commencement, the Class of 2018 witnessed this lesson firsthand as Rhode Island native Marissa Mayo ’16, ’18 MBA, who lives her life with a speech impediment, delivered an inspiring address.
The stereotypical image of a psychologist involves a clipboard, a couch, and personalized cognitive-behavioral therapy. In reality, however, the field of psychology is far more diverse than the average person suspects; many psychologists work on an organizational level, observing and interacting with a variety of employees as they strive for a more productive workplace.