The Johnson & Wales University College of Online Education is pleased to announce our Spring Term dean's list for 2017-18. Undergraduate students with a GPA of 3.40 or higher achieve dean's list status. Congratulations!
While his classmates carried Paddington Bear, Tod Nissle ’17 toted his dad’s old briefcase to first grade. So, it was not surprising that he graduated JWU’s online MBA program with a 4.0 GPA while juggling a full-time job based at Microsoft as senior vice president at Compass Group North America.
It’s hard enough to speak in front of thousands of people, but for Marissa Mayo ’16, ’18 MBA who said she has lived with a speech impediment her entire life, it was an opportunity to face an obstacle head-on and overcome her greatest fear.
There's a small window on weekdays between when the key unlocks the front door, the book bag hits the floor, dinner lands on the table, and heads lay down for the night. It's in this sliver of time as the sun begins to sink that notebooks open and computer screens glow. Dwede Dennis ’12, ’18 MBA – Human Resource Management, knows this time well, as it's when she often helps her young daughter with her second grade homework.
Walt Disney is famous for saying, “If you can dream it, you can do it.”
This statement couldn’t be more true for Corrie Shaw ’18 MBA – Hospitality. A longtime employee at Walt Disney World, she decided to pursue her master’s degree in 2015. Here, she shares her journey—dreams don’t just happen after all and fairy godmothers with magic wands exist only on screen. Corrie stayed the course when life threw her curveballs and put in the work to make her dreams come true.
In an online class, the discussion forum is the main way students and professors interact with the course’s ideas and lessons. But how do you do this successfully—and earn top marks for your thoughts?
What is a Discussion Post?
In an online class, discussion posts are the main way students and professors interact with the course’s ideas and lessons. The best discussion posts demonstrate an understanding of the course material and present a cohesive argument with evidence to back it up.
This past weekend, the Johnson & Wales University community celebrated commencement ceremonies across four campuses in Providence, Rhode Island; North Miami, Florida; and Denver, Colorado; Charlotte, North Carolina. In total 3,200 degrees were awarded universitywide—including 88 undergraduate degrees and 152 graduate degrees earned through the College of Online Education (below).* Congratulations, Class of 2018!
Bachelor's degree recipients
Summer is your time to shine!
At Johnson & Wales University College of Online Education, we know that finding the motivation to stay in school over the summer can be tricky—but don’t worry! We’re here to help keep you focused with your nose to the grindstone. Just think: when you’re finished with your degree, it will all be worth it.
Until then, here are four ways to stay on track with your degree during the sometimes-distracting summer months.
You might not be familiar with a degree program that allows students to explore the intertwining worlds of sports, entertainment, and events. At Johnson & Wales University, we are more than familiar with the idea—and we call it “SEEM.”
Good writing skills are necessary for a successful online college experience, and Kellie Nappa is here to help! As the Student Writing Support Specialist for the Johnson & Wales University College of Online Education, Kellie knows just how to help students put their best foot forward when it comes to writing. Here are five ways that a writing specialist like Kellie can help you improve your technique: