JWU College of Business

From JWU Charlotte to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Some people spend summertime by the beach, but others prefer to spend that time building their résumés. Just ask Darius Ferguson ’21, whose summer consisted of improving the quality of intra-governmental financial transactions (not a big deal).

Topics: Charlotte Internships Business

#WeddingSeason: Students Get an Inside Look at the Bridal Industry

Glitter, tulle, veils and blushing brides — this is the world of bridal couture. And no one could be better equipped to talk about this world with JWU Fashion Merchandising & Retailing students than Harper Della-Piana.

Topics: Providence Fashion Merchandising Business

7 Questions with Manal Jakhar '19

Manal Jakhar ‘19 has taken full advantage of all JWU has to offer during her time here as an Advertising & Marketing Communications major. From her hard work with JWU’s ADTEAM and other clubs to her stellar academic performance, it’s no wonder she was chosen by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) to attend their prestigious Most Promising Multicultural Student program in New York City. She shared with us what her college life has been like, how she copes with a busy schedule and what it means to her to be chosen for the Most Promising program.

Topics: Advertising & Marketing Business

Tricks of the Trade: Some Advice from Successful Business Alumni

What happens after graduation? That was the opening question (and the question on every student’s mind) at the College of Business Alumni Leaders panel. It was a loaded question for so early in the morning, but it was the perfect way to kick off Alumni Leaders on Campus Day.

Topics: Providence Alumni Business

Business Bio: Victor Carlsson '19

They say the fastest way to get where you’re going is to travel in a straight line, but we all know life doesn’t always put us on a linear path. Sometimes there’s curves along the way, and sometimes you have to travel around the world to figure out where you're really meant to be. Goran V. Carlsson ’19 — "Victor" to friends — knows a thing or two about this.

Topics: Providence Business Athletics

Future Business Leaders Get a Taste of JWU

The snow and a one-hour delay didn’t stop 100 Rhode Island high school students from attending their Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) conference at JWU’s Providence Campus.

Topics: Business National Student Organizations (NSOs)

Marketing Students Advise a Global Company

If it seems hard to imagine a group of college kids creating a business plan for an international company, then you’ve probably never met a college kid from JWU.

Topics: Providence Business Marketing

Kathy Ensor ’18: Making the Most of Her Time at JWU

As leader on the ice and in the classroom, Kathy Ensor ’18 is making the most of all that JWU Providence has to offer during her time as a student-athlete in the College of Business. Having traveled more than 1,100 miles from her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, Ensor knew early on that she was interested in majoring in Accounting. “JWU’s career focus curriculum allowed me to take classes related to my major in my first year, which solidified my choice in pursuing an Accounting degree,” she said. “JWU also gave me the opportunity to play both hockey and lacrosse at the collegiate level.” This is Ensor’s second season as captain of the JWU women’s ice hockey team.

One of Ensor’s most memorable and influential professors is Corey Smith, associate professor. “I have a lot of respect for him because he’s also a partner at a public accounting firm,” she said. “He always relates the material we’re learning in the classroom to how it applies in the industry. I had him as a professor early on in my first year, and he really emphasized the power and flexibility an accounting degree gives you.”

Topics: Business Finance Accounting

From Coast to Coast: JWU Students Chat with California-Based Ad Agency

Earlier this week, students at the Providence Campus had the chance to talk with associates from RPA Advertising, an advertising and marketing agency headquartered in Santa Monica, California. The special “Office Hours” event gave 15 students the chance to connect one-on-one with an RPA employee on the other side of the country for a 20-minute video chat session.

Topics: Providence Business Marketing

Making Connections: Social Media and Digital Marketing

The innovative nature of social media and digital marketing presents exciting new career paths along with challenges that are unraveling as fast as the industry is evolving. Businesses are relying on digital marketing experts to personalize messaging that leads to sales in a cost-effective and measurable way. Four JWU alumni reconnected on campus to speak with students from the College of Business and the College of Engineering & Design at a social media and digital marketing panel.

Topics: Advertising & Marketing Business Social Media