Online education has changed the face of learning over the last few years as people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds have found that online learning’s accessibility, convenience, and quality works for them. The fact that its growth is exceeding that of overall higher education demonstrates the increasing popularity of online education.
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If you’re looking for a travel destination that is—quite literally—out of this world, perhaps you’ll consider booking a trip through outer space. “Space tourism” has become a trending topic in the travel industry, as several companies, including Elon Musk’s SpaceX, Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, and Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin, sprint to perfect their intergalactic flight plans.
Here are five things you should know about recreational space travel.
The most efficient and profitable businesses understand the value of gathering and analyzing data on a large scale. Increasingly every business, regardless of the industry, relies on data analysts to gather information about anything from transportation costs to pricing for new materials to customer satisfaction.
When you think about the hospitality field, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For most, it is working in and around hotels. While this is a key area of employment, for sure, hospitality management careers span much more than just the hotel industry. Here’s a closer look at the opportunities available to those who pursue hospitality management careers.
What is the most important skill a candidate needs to succeed in a career in sports, entertainment, or event management? According to Sarah Jane Wyman ’11, senior meetings and special events manager at Marriott International, the answer is passion.
“You need to have eagerness and drive for your position,” she said. “I can teach you the skills but I can’t teach you to have a good personality.”
Who: Debbie Howarth, Ed.D., is a professor in the College of Hospitality Management’s International Hotel School on the Providence Campus, as well as an online instructor.
Article: Skift’s “Why Hospitality Should Hire Candidates with No Previous Hotel Experience” by Colin Nagy, head of strategy at Fred & Farid, a global advertising agency
Agree or Disagree with the Article: Agree
In today’s industry, it is crucial for baking and pastry professionals to have business and hospitality knowledge—in addition to culinary skills—at their disposal.
The Johnson & Wales University’s online Baking & Pastry Arts and Food Service Management bachelor’s degree program offers students with an associate degree in the Baking & Pastry Arts the opportunity to see the industry through the lens of hospitality and business.
In your search for an online program to help you prepare for your professional goals, you come across a degree in liberal studies. What exactly is it, and what can it do for you in your future career? Fortunately, students earning an online bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies at Johnson & Wales University are preparing for a solid career in a number of fields. Here’s what you need to know.