JWU Student Blogs

An Insider's Tour of ESPN

Tayla Bolduc ’20, a Media & Communication Studies major, recounts her visit to the ESPN studios. Dean Young, Ms. Marshall, Professor Westgate and Professor Villari took a group of students majoring in Media & Communication Studies, Graphic Design, and Sports, Event, Entertainment - Management to the Connecticut headquarters, where they were treated to an intimate tour.

Topics: Graphic Design Event Management Arts & Sciences Media & Communication Studies

Behind the Scenes: JWU’s Winning ADTEAM

It’s Friday, April 12th, and the Johnson & Wales ADTEAM is presenting for the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC), District 1. After six months of blood, sweat, tears and various types of food, it’s time to represent JWU against all other New England teams for the chance to advance to the semifinal round of the competition. With four of the most passionate, hard-working ADTEAM members presenting, it’s no surprise the day ended with a first place trophy.

Topics: Providence ADTEAM

Media Students Capture Life at JWU Through Their Eyes

As a recent graduate, I still remember quite vividly what it’s like to be a student at JWU. Now, as an employee here, I get to work creatively on blogs, videos and other content that shows students why they should come to JWU, too. 

Topics: Media Studies Internships

Coffee Expert Kayla Gagne '12 Talks Trends, Flavors and Brews With Students

Coffee — one of the most outwardly beloved beverages of all time. People love it, people desire it, some people need it. Then, there are some people who make careers out of it. Kayla Gagne ’12, a Johnson & Wales alum, works as a customer service representative, barista, trainer, and in quality control at the coffee powerhouse Downeast Coffee Roasters in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Topics: Providence Food & Beverage Management

My Life as a Student–Athlete: Inside Women’s Volleyball at JWU

Two-time All-American and Academic All-American Kate (Katherine) Walker is one of the top hitters in the country for women’s volleyball. Walker and her teammates make up the JWU Wildcats women’s volleyball team, which ranked second in the country for the 2018 NCAA Tournament and claimed its fourth-straight GNAC Championship. The team’s coach, Nancy Somera, was named GNAC Coach of the Year. Way to go Wildcats!

Topics: Counseling + Psychology Athletics