When you’re the first to do something, it means even more when you do it well. Danielle Shirley '20 BS – Business Studies knows this to be true. She’s the first in her family to graduate from college and she did so with Latin honors. Shirley, who recently completed her degree online at Johnson & Wales University, earned the distinction of Magna Cum Laude and would have celebrated her achievements at commencement this spring. She said finishing her degree during the COVID-19 pandemic was stress-free thanks to the support she received from her JWU advisor.
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Before graduating from college and pursuing my career in content production (and before I started writing for Career Catalyst!), I spent my nights and weekends working in restaurants. I worked in several roles — both in the front and back of the house — and I learned some amazing resume-building lessons as a result. Even though I went on to work in a completely different industry, I’ll always have an appreciation and understanding of what it takes to bring a great dining
experience to a patron. Also, I learned some skills that are still relevant in my current role.
When the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs face off this weekend in Super Bowl LIV, it will be history-in-the-making—regardless of the outcome of the game. This year, Katie Sowers, assistant coach for the 49ers, is blazing the trail as the first female to coach in a Super Bowl in the history of the National Football League. Sowers is also the first openly gay coach in the NFL.
I am a self-proclaimed horror nerd. So, when I heard that JWU Online offered a class about ghosts, vampires, and zombies, I was intrigued. Why? The answer is “integrated learning.”
If your professional goals involve politics or public service, consider earning a bachelor’s degree in political science from Johnson & Wales University. Students enrolled in this 100% online degree program will expand their knowledge of political theory and civic engagement while diving deep into a rigorous coursework of American and global politics.
Can you believe it is already December? We covered many different topics this year—from the Popeyes Chicken Sandwich that took the internet by storm, to mental health and how students can get help.
Here’s our top-10 list of blogs that rose to the top this year.
This past October, Jamie Fredericks ’18 MS – Hospitality presented her findings on multigenerational workforce training at the Global Food and Beverage Association’s 2019 G Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Here is a hospitality career you may not have ever considered: venue management. When you attend a sporting event, concert, conference, or convention, you are stepping into a world that mixes operations with facility management, food and beverage management, event management, and more.
Fashion trends come and go, but the way people prefer to invest in new clothing has largely remained the same over the past few decades—until just recently. Online shopping has brought a whole new element of convenience to the experience, of course, but that's just the beginning. Increasingly, young shoppers take pride in finding unique secondhand items in thrift stores and through various smartphone applications.