JWU Student Blogs

Destination: Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand

Every Johnson & Wales student majoring in Tourism & Hospitality Management has the opportunity to go on a life-changing, global experience — a Familiarization (FAM) tour — while studying at JWU. For my class, it was the beautiful countries of Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.

Topics: Hospitality Travel & Tourism

Not Your Average Student: Why Early Action Worked for Avery Tupper

Avery Tupper was anything but a typical high school student. By the time he graduated in 2018 from Burrillville High in Harrisville, Rhode Island, he had been a three-sport athlete, playing hockey and lacrosse, and running cross-country track. He was also involved with DECA, an organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs during high school and college — and he’ll continue his involvement with DECA at JWU.

Topics: Johnson & Wales University Early Action

JWU Career Expos: Why to Go and How to Prepare

Student Maggie Quinn shares her experience at JWU’s recent Career Expo, along with some tips for other students on how to make the most of the event.

Topics: Careers Providence

A Life-Changing Event

Editor’s Note: Several JWU students from the College of Hospitality Management attended a 4-day National Society of Minorities in Hospitality conference, including Katherine Zecena Constanza, who shares her experience with us, below.

Topics: Careers Travel & Tourism

Experience Gained: Mandarin Oriental Boston Redesign

Editor’s Note: Brad Dubisz, a Hotel & Lodging Management major at JWU’s Providence Campus, shares his story, in his own words, about a class project that gave Brad and his classmates some real-world experience working on a project for the Mandarin Oriental Boston.

As a student in the Hotel & Lodging Management program at JWU, I had an incredible opportunity to work with the Mandarin Oriental Boston. It began when Assistant Professor Brian Ferguson approached me to see if I had any room in my winter term schedule for an extra class. As he described it, we would be coming up with a plan about how to redesign this luxury hotel’s lobby and share the plan with them. However, as this class progressed, I learned that it was about much more than redesigning the lobby.

Topics: Providence Hotel & Lodging Management