“That moment when your favorite artist calls you into the preconcert prayer is by far the best moment of the night,” said Johnson & Wales University online instructional designer Scott Turner, who not only moonlights as a professional bodyguard but also owns his own company, Personal Protection Services. With a crowd of more than 50,000 people screaming the name of the person standing right beside him, Scott stands backstage, fully prepared for any complication that might arise.
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In his novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, “life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” In my opinion, this statement could not be truer. For many, September signals the beginning of a new season, a fresh school year, and an adjustment between the heat of the summer and the chill of winter (depending where you live, of course).
The stereotypical image of a psychologist involves a clipboard, a couch, and personalized cognitive-behavioral therapy. In reality, however, the field of psychology is far more diverse than the average person suspects; many psychologists work on an organizational level, observing and interacting with a variety of employees as they strive for a more productive workplace.
Mayor James Diossa was just 27 years old when he was elected mayor of Central Falls, Rhode Island—a little city with big problems. At just one square-mile, the city was known for its financial issues (it had declared bankruptcy in 2011), low education standards, high immigrant populations, and the corrupt behavior and eventual arrest of the previous mayor.
If you’re interested in a well-paying career that lets you dive deep into the secrets of a company, consider a degree in marketing.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a marketing manager in 2017 topped more than $132,000--but that’s not the only great thing about pursuing a career in this field.
This summer I took my first ever online class at Johnson & Wales. I am currently a full-time student at the Johnson & Wales University Providence Campus but wanted to continue my education and earn some extra credits over the summer. I was accepted to an internship program based in Jerusalem and chose to take an additional class while I was away. While looking through the online options, I stumbled upon a free elective called “Culture and Food” and figured that there was no better class to take while I was exploring abroad.
Each May, the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in downtown Providence hosts the Johnson & Wales University commencement ceremonies. The graduates are the focus of the celebration; however, for Kara Morissette ’18, who earned her BS – Liberal Studies from the Johnson & Wales College of Online Education, this day was just as much for her friends and family, especially her two young children, who were in the crowd watching her walk.