It’s no secret that Johnson & Wales online students are go-getters. Whether it is studying or in their professional lives, an online student’s potential is limitless. Don’t believe me? Let me introduce you to Kristi Bogunovich. She’s currently on track to receive her MBA - Business Administration in Hospitality this December. But, that’s not the only thing she has going on. Kristi is working her magic, not only pursuing her degree but also working full-time at the most magical place on Earth.
As an online student at Johnson & Wales University, you have a dedicated team of people behind you ready to help. Nevertheless, we know you can’t just walk into our office and ask us a question, so we’re pleased to introduce you to your newest support resource, OSCAR!
Who is OSCAR? Well, the question isn’t so much about a “who” but rather a “what.”
The JWU Online graduate admissions team hit the road reccently attend the Idealist Graduate School Fair in Boston, Massachusetts. The event was held at Boston University, where the hall was decked out with a sea of brightly colored table banners covered with institutional branded knick-knacks and perfectly aligned rows of pens.
Students filed in and walked table to table in a speed-dating-like fashion in hopes of finding the perfect fit among the nearly 200 graduate programs represented.
Since a young age, Alexis Kievning ’18, ’20 MBA – Organizational Leadership says she wanted to call the shots. “I just want to be an entrepreneur and I want to be my own boss and work towards my own goals.”
But right now, you can catch her bustling around Providence, working in the local political scene throughout the city.
“I never expected to be working in politics, but one thing led to another and that's then how I was offered the opportunity to work with the city,” she says.
As we begin new courses and a new semester—and I say “we” because I recently began my master’s program at JWU—let us remember that success comes with proper preparation, time-management, and focus. A lot of focus.
If you’re worried about starting your courses online, don’t be! Read the following advice from my JWU Online colleagues, all of whom completed one of their degrees online. You got this, wildcat!
“What helped me was to create a calendar with intentional days that are for studying only.”
—David Cartwright, Dean of the College of Online Education
Summer vacations have come and gone. You’ve made your final BBQ plans and probably an effort to get to the beach one last time. Preseason NFL football has started... which means the end of summer is near. *Shriek!*
This is the time of year where many people consider going back to school. In addition, many would-be applicants find themselves in a pivotal moment between finally submitting an admissions application and procrastinating for another year.
Some people think that learning online is a solitary experience. Unlike the camaraderie that occurs in a traditional college classroom, it’s assumed that online students fly solo — when in fact at Johnson & Wales University Online, nothing could be farther from the truth.
From day one, JWU Online students are surrounded by a support system. Chief among them is a dedicated academic advisor, who helps ensure students' success before they log in to the first class through when they complete their very last assignment and graduate.
The workers sat in even rows, all intently absorbing information from the presenter who was standing at a podium next to the presentation screen. Pens and notebooks in hand, everyone feverishly took notes on each passing slide. The topic they were studying was much different from the usual day-to-day business.
In general, there are two typical assignments in the online classroom: discussion board posts and papers.
But are these the best ways for students to learn?
As instructional designers with the Johnson & Wales University (JWU) College of Online Education, Heather Myers and Maya Ott, Ed.D., work with faculty to bring learning to life in the online environment—and they both agree that there are additional, out-of-the-box options that require little to no writing.
The Johnson & Wales University College of Online Education is pleased to announce our Winter Term dean's list for 2018. Undergraduate students with a GPA of 3.40 or higher achieve dean's list status. Congratulations!