The traditional picture of an undergraduate college student—fresh out of high school, supported by mom and dad, attending full time—for the most part still holds true. But there are notable trends that are changing the definition of this idea and redefining what it looks like to pursue an advanced degree.
“That moment when your favorite artist calls you into the preconcert prayer is by far the best moment of the night,” said Johnson & Wales University online instructional designer Scott Turner, who not only moonlights as a professional bodyguard but also owns his own company, Personal Protection Services. With a crowd of more than 50,000 people screaming the name of the person standing right beside him, Scott stands backstage, fully prepared for any complication that might arise.
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.
If you’re interested in a well-paying career that lets you dive deep into the secrets of a company, consider a degree in marketing.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a marketing manager in 2017 topped more than $132,000--but that’s not the only great thing about pursuing a career in this field.
This summer I took my first ever online class at Johnson & Wales. I am currently a full-time student at the Johnson & Wales University Providence Campus but wanted to continue my education and earn some extra credits over the summer. I was accepted to an internship program based in Jerusalem and chose to take an additional class while I was away. While looking through the online options, I stumbled upon a free elective called “Culture and Food” and figured that there was no better class to take while I was exploring abroad.
Each May, the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in downtown Providence hosts the Johnson & Wales University commencement ceremonies. The graduates are the focus of the celebration; however, for Kara Morissette ’18, who earned her BS – Liberal Studies from the Johnson & Wales College of Online Education, this day was just as much for her friends and family, especially her two young children, who were in the crowd watching her walk.
Ordering takeout used to only be reserved for Chinese food and pizza. However, times they are a changin’. If you own a food or beverage operation or have ever thought of opening one, you’d better start thinking about how you’ll meet the increasing demand for digital-powered delivery.
For many, fall is the beginning of a new academic journey. Whether you are a new or returning Johnson & Wales University College of Online Education student, we want you to know that success is possible if you work hard and dedicate time to your studies.
To kick off your fall courses, here are seven motivational quotes from people who know a thing or two about being successful.