“I’d always wanted to return to JWU for my bachelor’s degree,” says Desirée Narog '02, who holds an associate degree from JWU in baking & pastry arts. “But I wasn’t sure how to make it work — until I received a brochure in the mail for the online food service management program.”
Career Progression and ConvenienceBecause JWU’s online curriculum builds upon her foundation in baking and pastry arts, Desirée didn’t have to start over from scratch. “I’m pursuing my bachelor’s degree without any hiccups or duplicated efforts.”
Work at Your Own PaceA self-starter, she loves being able to set her own schedule. And balancing classes around her full-time job helps her stay focused. “You can work at your own pace, so long as you complete assignments when they're due.”
Classroom Discussions (without the Classroom)Instructors organize periodic live chats where students can discuss assignments, ask questions and get feedback. “It’s very similar to
being in class,” she explains.
Connect with Other StudentsIt's also easy to connect with other students. “During the first week we share a little about ourselves and what we hope to gain from the course,” she says. “I often see students I’ve had previous classes with. We can progress together.”
Be Ready for What's NextShe can’t wait to have her JWU degree in hand. “It’s been great to see the business side of JWU,” she says. “Now’s the time to further my career, so I’ll be poised to take advantage of anything that comes my way.”