Ask any Delaware North employee or Johnson & Wales University student or alumni how to be successful and their replies can be summarized into one word: momentum. Whether it’s moving forward on the ice, in the classroom, or in their careers, they work hard, innovate, create, and repeat until the goal is achieved. This shared focus on forward-thinking is one reason that JWU was recently named the Official Education Partner of the Boston Bruins and TD Garden.
Welcome to Career Catalyst, our blog featuring helpful continuing education and career-related articles written by our faculty and staff. From study and motivation tips to career planning and interview techniques, we cover it all. Make sure to check back regularly, because we’re always posting new articles designed to help you get more out of your education and career.
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Relevant. Inspiring. Informed. Direct from the experts — our industry-experienced faculty and staff —these posts give you the insight you need to become knowledgeable in your career, a better online learner, and a leader in your field.
As a one-time consultant for Carnival Cruise Line and long-time cruiser myself, I’ve picked up a bevy of tips along the way. Whether it’s your first time aboard a big ship or you’ve been on more boats than you can count, here are my best tips for making the most of your time at sea.
Consider Your Itinerary Before You Pack
Remember to carefully review the itinerary that you received from the cruise line. Are there formal nights? Dining dress codes? etc.
The social media and digital marketing industry is never at a standstill. With the constant changing of technology and online media, the demand for professionals who are specialized in the digital space continues to rise.
During a recent panel discussion at the Johnson & Wales University Providence campus, four digital marketing professionals (and JWU alumni) shared their professional takeaways, including career tips for how a student can succeed in his or her desired industry.
The international tourism industry is booming; according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the sector saw direct growth of 4.6 percent in 2017 — exceeding the global average for the seventh year in a row. Tourism is a top employer, with one in ten global jobs supported by the travel industry.
“Everyone is part of the supply chain.”
According to Professor Paul Richardson, DM, PMP, it doesn’t matter what you do or where you work—somewhere, somehow, the supply chain touches you.“I don’t care what organization that you work for,” he said. “You are definitely going to be involved in operations and supply chain management.”
Encouraging graduates to face their biggest fears and overcome challenges are common themes in student speaker remarks at commencement ceremonies.
At the Johnson & Wales University Graduate Studies Commencement, the Class of 2018 witnessed this lesson firsthand as Rhode Island native Marissa Mayo ’16, ’18 MBA, who lives her life with a speech impediment, delivered an inspiring address.
Let’s face it: the topic of financial aid can be confusing and even a little bit stressful. Well, at the Johnson & Wales University College of Online Education, we have a committed team of financial planners ready to help you explore your options for affording education… so there’s no need to worry!
The traditional picture of an undergraduate college student—fresh out of high school, supported by mom and dad, attending full time—for the most part still holds true. But there are notable trends that are changing the definition of this idea and redefining what it looks like to pursue an advanced degree.