JWU College of Business

Think Big: Brian Hamilton Shares Business Advice at JWU Charlotte

Brian Hamilton grew up in a working-class neighborhood in Milford, Connecticut, with a family that didn’t have a lot of money. Today, he is a self-made multi-millionaire. The co-founder of Sageworks, a financial tech company, Hamilton was invited to speak to students during the College of Business Executive Speakers Series at JWU Charlotte.

Topics: Charlotte Business

Rebecca Stillman '20 Takes NYC

Even with the fall term now in full swing, many students are still reminiscing about their awesome summer internships. Rebecca Stillman ’20 is certainly one of those students, since she spent her summer interning in New York City for Makovsky, a public relations firm based in Manhattan.

Topics: Internships 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