There are many reasons to go back to school. Whether you’re looking to finish up a program you previously started, advance in your career, or pursue a career change, getting your degree is the first step.
In an industry as competitive and service-oriented as hospitality, some might question the value of getting a degree in hospitality. According to five JWU Online graduates who are currently working in the industry, having a degree is the differentiator they needed to stand out.
Here’s what they said.
“With the job market becoming more and more competitive, I knew I had to differentiate myself from the rest of the pack. Achieving multiple degrees in hospitality from JWU has given me an advantage in achieving my career goals.”
Julian Bovasso 13’, ’15 MBA – Hospitality Management
“My dream job was to work in hospitality in Manhattan, but I knew that I’d need an MBA to break into that competitive market. Within a few months of graduating, I achieved that goal.”
Michelle Meehan ’13, ’15 MBA – Hospitality Management
“I was interviewed for my dream position and did not receive it because I did not have a degree. I don’t want that to ever happen again.”
Heather Bell ’16 BS – Business Studies
“I really wanted to have the edge on my competition in the workplace. Also, I believe that my MBA degree will give me the understanding and discipline needed to pursue and obtain the career goals that I set for myself.”
Kyle Fuller ’15, ’17 MBA – Hospitality Management
“I think the MBA will be the differentiator in the future.”
Christal Byars ’17 MBA
JWU Online offers a variety of hospitality degrees, including BS – Hospitality Management, BS – Restaurant, Food & Beverage Management, BS – Tourism & Hospitality Management, and MS – Global Tourism and Sustainable Economic Development. For more information, complete the "Request Info" form on this page or call 855-JWU-1881.
You can also download our free e-book entitled “What Can You Do with a Hospitality Degree?” to learn more about the potential in this field.