JWU College of 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

Finance Students Head Back to High School — This Time As Mentors

In the finance world, there’s a lot going on in April. It isn’t just that time when people rush to file their taxes before the deadline, it’s also Financial Literacy Month, a time dedicated to programs and initiatives that teach people more about personal finance. JWU students have been a big part of this effort in Rhode Island, and last week six of them were honored at the State House for their work with the Financial Literacy Youth Initiative (FLY).

Topics: Competitions Providence Finance

Reimagining the Brand: Students Complete Phase Two of Taco DEE

Last term, a group of Marketing students provided consultation for Rhode Island-based Taco Comfort Solutions, a company that produces heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) products and systems. The consultation was part of a Directed Educational Experience (DEE) for the fall term, and required students to research and develop a detailed plan to help Taco integrate their new European companies into their original company to create a cohesive global brand.

Topics: Graphic Design Providence Marketing

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

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

JWU Takes NYC: A Tour of Facebook Headquarters

Welcome to the East Coast hub of all things Facebook, where the ideas flow and the magic happens. And, no — we aren’t talking about Mark Zuckerburg’s old college dorm room — we’re talking about the multi-million dollar New York City headquarters that JWU students got the chance to tour.

Topics: Careers Providence Social Media

A Class Instagram Competition Teaches Students How to Get #InstaGood At Social Media

You might not get as many likes as Kylie Jenner, but you can definitely boost your Instagram game with some of these tips from  JWU's Social Media Marketing class. 

Topics: Providence Marketing Social Media

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

National Board Recognizes JWU Accounting Program and Awards Scholarship

College of Business student Olivia Tourony ’19 has received a $10,000 merit-based scholarship from the national organization Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). Johnson & Wales University was one of 167 institutions selected to nominate a promising student for this award. Tourony, who is currently a junior in the undergraduate Accounting program, was nominated based on her interest and aptitude in accounting and auditing, and demonstration of high ethical standards.

Topics: Providence Business Accounting