Three Reasons Why Online Learning Works for Hospitality Professionals [VIDEO]

Three Reasons Why Online Learning Works for Hospitality Professionals [VIDEO]

Three Reasons Why Online Learning Works for Hospitality Professionals [VIDEO] banner

At the Johnson & Wales University College of Online Education, we know hospitality. As a university, we’ve spent years making a name for ourselves in the industry and have earned a reputation for excellence among hospitality employers.

The students in our hospitality-focused degree programs know firsthand of JWU Online’s commitment. They are working professionals who are pursuing their degrees to underscore their dedication to the field. Here, three JWU College of Online Education students describe in their own words the top three reasons online learning works for them.

WATCH: Why an Online Hospitality Degree Works for Haley Saul (and how it could work for you)


Heather Bell, who is working toward her Business Studies bachelor’s degree, has more than 17 years of industry experience under her belt. She is currently the Sales Manager at the Capital Grille in Denver. Taking classes online allows her the freedom to manage her time however she sees fit.

“It allows me the flexibility to continue my career and my professional path,” she said. “As well as the flexibility to be successful in both aspects of my life.”

Work-Life Balance

Christal Byars, an online MBA student with more than 20 years’ experience in the hospitality field, currently serves as the Market Revenue Management Leader at Marriott Hotels. Enrolling in the JWU College of Online Education made it possible for her to balance her studies with her busy, 50-hour-per-week work life.

“I would not worry about work-life balance,” she said. “Because you can do it.”


When it comes to learning, Haley Saul, Assistant Event Director at Forbes Marketing Group, said she wouldn’t be getting her MBA with a concentration in Hospitality if it wasn’t for the unique approach of JWU Online.

“School online is personalized to whatever you have time for,” she said. “If you’re dedicated to going back to school, anyone can make it work.”

Want to learn more about earning your hospitality degree online at JWU? Complete the “Request Info” form on this page or call 855-JWU-1881. Click here for information on our other degree programs.

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