Do you ever wonder where popular wedding practices come from? If you’re planning a wedding or helping someone plan their big day, you might be interested to learn that most modern traditions are derived from ancient customs and superstitions—some of which are rather creepy and unromantic.
These days, couples are choosing to alter or skip some customs altogether. Here are five contemporary traditions, where they came from, and how they’ve changed over the years:
1. Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.
We’ve all heard it before: First impressions are crucial. It’s true—the way you interact with someone the first time you meet them will lay the groundwork for the rest of your relationship. In a professional setting, first impressions can be scary. Everyone wants to make sure they don’t do or say the wrong thing, especially when their reputation is on the line.
If you’re going in for an interview, here are five ways to leave a lasting impression on the people who matter:
1. Be on time.
If you travelled at all by plane for business or pleasure this summer, you going to encounter an airline or aviation employee. Have you ever thought of flying in their shoes as an employee of the airline industry? According to Professor Eldad Boker, EdD, the sky’s the limit when it comes to aviation careers. Read on for his advice.
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:
What do a toy company, an athletic gear corporation, and a chocolate manufacturer have in common? Answer: They’re all industry leaders when it comes to sustainability efforts.
According to Newsweek, Hasbro Inc., NIKE Inc., and Hershey Co. were the top three green companies in the United States in 2016, making them front-runners for “corporate sustainability and environmental impact.”
When I was in school, I never really thought much about what my professional bio would say. Up until now, I never really needed one. Aside from the short blurb on my Twitter page (where I went to college, what I do for a living, what kind of food I like), I didn’t have a reason to write anything about myself and my accomplishments. When I started my job at JWU and was finally asked to write a short bio, I had no idea where to start because I didn’t know what the vibe was. Should it be long, formal and resume-like or should I include my love for social media and my cat?
Email is a crucial part of our daily lives. Every day, we’re writing, sending, reading, and responding to messages. If you’re like me, email has become second-nature — but that doesn’t mean we should take it for granted or stop caring about what we send. It is important to take responsibility for your messages, especially if you’re sending them through a company email server.
Here are eight ways you can improve your email etiquette and ensure you’re using this ever-changing tool correctly:
Do you have a great idea that could turn into a small business? Take a look at some do’s and don’ts to start up and stick to your concept courtesy of some top publications.
Trust Your Gut
Don’t let your great ideas pass you by. If you want to go out and start something, do it!
Do What You know
Although you may have a great idea for an app, make sure that’s your expertise before you jump in head first. If it’s not your industry, find someone who’s an expert to help get your concept off the ground.