JWU Student Blogs

10,000 Miles Away: Mohammad Ali Makes JWU His 2nd Home

Choosing a college is always a difficult decision, but for Jakarta, Indonesia, native Mohammad Ali, it was a true leap of faith. Where to go? What to study? Someone suggested Johnson & Wales University's Providence Campus to him. Although he had never heard of the school — or the state, for that matter — he started doing his research. He read about the school and the Providence area, and he watched a virtual tour of the campus. Surrounded by the tropical heat and noise of Jakarta, he began to picture what life would be like halfway around the world. “I looked it up. I loved the city, I loved the state,” he said. He decided to apply.

Topics: Johnson & Wales University International

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