At Johnson & Wales University’s College of Online Education, our goal is to deliver an exceptional education that inspires professional success and lifelong personal and professional growth. We know that sometimes life can get in the way of your plans — but that doesn’t mean you can’t further or complete your education. Our students are career professionals who are working toward real goals. With the help of our skilled, industry-trained faculty and staff, you can complete your degree online too.
Online education is booming. Ads for online degrees bombard us from our televisions, radios, and billboards we pass on our daily commute. The College of Online Education at Johnson & Wales University is no exception. With more courses being offered online every term, students can opt to take just one or two classes or pursue an entire degree online. Growing up, like most parents today, I didn’t take any online courses.
With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, we wanted to know who motivated our JWU College of Online Education students to start working toward their goals. This year, we asked our students:
Who has inspired or encouraged you to pursue your academic goals?
“My employer has encouraged me! It is a great comfort to know that your employer has faith in you to pursue your educational goals.”
— Vee McCromick ‘20, Hospitality Management
Have you heard about the rising cost of higher education? Of course you have.
Some time ago, then-secretary of education, William Bennett, hypothesized that federal funding of student loans would lead to a significant increase in college tuitions. The Bennett Hypothesis, as this is now known, has been researched considerably since then and has yielded mixed results.
If you had access to 24/7 research help, you’d take it, right? Students attending colleges on-ground are likely to be in touch with the library resources offered by their institution. But if you’re an online student, you might not realize how many resources your library offers specifically for you or how much time you can save searching for academic, peer-reviewed resources by simply reaching out. In addition, research shows that students who take advantage of their libraries earn higher GPAs.
I remember the excitement of walking the aisles of notebooks, pencils, pens, crayons, and calculators every September, school-supply list in hand. Preparing for the new school year by stocking up on fresh supplies was practical (last year’s notebooks were full and barely clinging to their wire spiral binding), a bit philosophical (every new Trapper Keeper represented a fresh start), and, at times, preposterous (two words: Lisa Frank; if you’re unfamiliar with her designs, imagine folders, erasers, lunchboxes, etc.
Welcome to the Fall 2016 Term at JWU Online!
We welcome all of our new online students who are starting their online studies with us this term and welcome back our returning students. We hope that you all had a great summer and are all set to get started or continue with your degree programs.
Here are three ways online students can succeed this term: