Last year, Johnson & Wales University Online unveiled a variety of new micro-certificate programs. These streamlined, online certificates are designed to give students the opportunity to earn industry-relevant credentials without committing to a full degree program.
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Now that we are several months into 2021, members of the food service profession continue to ask me if better days are ahead. Being data-driven, this resulted in my analysis of industry and economic data to determine what the remainder of the year will look like.
“Personal branding” is a term that has grown in relevance in recent years. But what is it? Personal branding refers to the narrative around how others perceive you based on your area of expertise, personality, influence, experience, and more. With social media giving us a glimpse into the lives of millions of people around us, your presence online becomes the first impression to many and, ultimately, your personal brand.
As social beings, we are not meant to be completely alone or working from a tiny office all day long by ourselves. While this is challenging for many people, it can be particularly difficult for extroverts, or those who are outgoing and enjoy being the center of attention. Extroverts are generally characterized as having numerous broad interests, tend to be quick to take action, enjoy group work, spend a lot of time in social activities, have quite a few friends, and are energized by being around other people.
Desired qualifications: Terminal degree status, subject matter expertise, familiarity with APA format, previous research and methodology experience, exceptional editing skills, mentoring potential, ability to work as part of a team, PATIENCE.
Fundraising in the shadow of COVID-19 is a bit more challenging than it has been in the past. It’s simply not possible to host a big concert or gala event to draw people in and encourage donations while social distancing. Yet non-profit organizations still need income from donors, even with COVID-19 still affecting society.
Each Sunday when I was growing up, my mother would make what she referred to as, Sunday Supper. It was always served promptly at 1 p.m. providing ample time to still attend church in the morning and included her parents as the sole guests—Grandpa and Grandma. Prior to their arrival, my responsibility was to properly set the table while my mom would hurry to create a full-course dinner—perhaps corned beef and cabbage, or an eye of the round roast, maybe a pork loin, or ham—each entrée complete with all of the appropriate potatoes and vegetables.
Did you know that an online portfolio can help showcase your work in a convenient and highly professional way? Whether you’re an advertising professional, designer, or writer, a portfolio can help you carve your path and put your best foot forward.
If you are building a portfolio website, here are TK things you’ll want to do.
While last year brought its share of challenges for the beverage industry, it also spurred some exciting innovations and unique offerings. From the rise of canned cocktails and hard seltzers, to adaptive to-go drinks, the beverage industry found a way to rise above the insanity of 2020.
As we enter the new year, let’s take a look at what 2020 trends will continue and what new beverage trends you can expect in 2021.