JWU News

A Breakdown of JWU’s Incredible Performance at the DECA Conference

Earlier this month, 59 JWU students headed down to Orlando, Florida to take part in the 2019 DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC). There were 27 students from the Providence Campus, 24 from the Denver Campus and eight from the North Miami Campus. The conference included 50+ competition categories, professional workshops and the elections of national officers. Two JWU students from the Providence Campus, Drew Duboff ’20 and Max May ’21, were both elected as national officers.

Topics: Business National Student Organizations (NSOs)

College of Online Education to Add 21 New Programs

3/27/18 | This fall, JWU will expand its online academic catalog, adding 21 new programs to its College of Online Education.

The addition of these programs, including recently announced doctorates in occupational therapy (OTD) and business administration (DBA), brings the university’s total online degree offerings to 56, more than half its 2022 goal of 90 programs.

Topics: Hospitality Business Graduate Programs

Meet the Next Generation of Wildcat Financiers

8/7/17 | The Wildcat Investment Value Fund (WIVF) started with a seemingly simple question: “Why don’t we have a student-managed portfolio fund at JWU?”

Topics: Providence Business

‘Data Is the Way Forward’: Business Lessons from Dunkin’ Brands’ Nigel Travis

10/6/16 | Dunkin’ Brands Chairman and CEO Nigel Travis opened his hour-long talk at JWU’s Providence Campus with an unusual request. “Call me Nigel,” he told the crowd of roughly 400 School of Business students. “Let’s keep this informal.”

Topics: Providence Business

Meet the 2016 Sharkfest Entrepreneurship Competition Winners

4/6/16 | Now in its fifth year, JWU Providence’s annual Sharkfest competition tests the business acumen, creativity and ambition of student entrepreneurs from a broad spectrum of majors.

Topics: Providence Denver North Miami Charlotte Business Entrepreneurship

2016 Sharkfest Finalists Announced



3/23/16| Finalists for this year’s Sharkfest entrepreneurial competition have officially been announced. Seven teams will compete for cash awards and the opportunity to receive additional start-up resources in support of their ventures.

Topics: Providence Business Entrepreneurship

Show Me the Money: Meet the Wildcats of Wall Street

After a generous commitment from the JWU Board of Trustees Investment Committee, the Finance and Investment Academy hopes to turn play money into hard cash.

Topics: Providence Alumni Business Finance

Meet the Winners of JWU Denver’s Sharkfest


11/9/15 |

Student entrepreneurs were in the spotlight at JWU Denver’s second annual Sharkfest competition, which featured 7 teams vying for a spot in the universitywide contest.

“I was really impressed with the caliber of thinking from these students and I see some successful concepts here,” noted judge Peter Casillas, publisher of the Denver Business Journal.

Topics: Denver Business Entrepreneurship

Meet JWU Providence Changemaker Fellow Linda Garcia

9/18/14 | Business & Entrepreneurship

JWU Providence student Linda Garcia and 10 other college students from across Rhode Island have been named 2015-16 Changemaker Fellows by Social Enterprise Greenhouse and Founders League, two organizations dedicated to strengthening the state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Topics: Careers Providence Business Entrepreneurship

Networking with 1 Million Cups at JWU

Topics: Business Entrepreneurship