JWU Student Blogs


I don’t think I can fully put into words how happy I have been to be back in labs. To see what I’ve done in class this week check out my blog, Meryl Loves Food!



Winter tri!

It starts tomorrow whether you’re ready for it or not. Break was nice, but it’s time to get back to school. I’ll be doing my Sophomore labs, starting with Garde Manger with Chef Ruch. I’m looking forward to this, if anyone has any questions about the class let me know I’ll be more than happy to answer.


After 11 weeks of class and school work, I always look forward to breaks between terms. I usually take time during breaks to relax and catch up with friends from home, but I used Thanksgiving break this year as a time to further my education. I had the opportunity to work with one of my favorite bread chefs in his bakery at home where we made loaves upon loaves of different types of sour doughs and enriched breads. The stuff we made I had already learned in my freshman and sophomore level bread and vienoisserie classes and seeing as my junior level bread labs are first this coming term, it gave me the opportunity to brush up on some techniques.


So another Thanksgiving Break has come to an end. It was a nice little and much needed vacation to just go home and see family and friends. In high school I always said I couldn’t wait to leave my small town but lo and behold the day before I had to leave I was a mess and I count down the days til I get to come home again. I was in band all throughout high school so going to the Thanksgiving football game really make me miss it! I drove past my old high school on the way to the train station and I cannot believe that it’s been years since I graduated, 6 since I started! Absolutely insane. You might be wanting high school to be over so you can move onto college but really treasure the time you have left. When I deal with drama up here sometimes I wish I could go back to the senior cafeteria with my friends or I wish every now and then I had band practice to go to, shocking on that one! Just cherish the time you have left because it really does go by in a blink of an eye.



Turkey Day

I want to wish everyone a safe break and a Happy Thanksgiving take the time to spend with family and friends and recuperate to come back to the next tri and start STRONG !!!

Are you part of the club?

You’re probably wondering what this trip I’m going on even is. If you have decided that the you love the Travel & Tourism industry so much that you’d like to pursue a degree in it at JWU, you’ll have to complete an internship. Most people see that word and cringe but to be honest, it’s really awesome. This internship is designed to get you first-hand experience in this industry. There is nothing (in my opinion) that sells you to an employer more than experience.


I finished my Sophomore Academics today and picked up my new uniform for next trimester! I can’t wait to put on my blue Sophomore collar! Now to relax and enjoy Thanksgiving break before getting down to work in labs.


It’s been about 5 days since I’ve been back. It’s November 15th, 2012. Jet lag hasn’t been an issue. Not going to lie, I miss Ireland. It was one of the best experiences of my life and I will be going back soon, I know it.


I can’t believe it’s finals week already. Seriously! Where has the time gone? I had a great Fall Term and I’m looking forward to seeing what grades I get on all my final exams. Although I had a great term, I am really looking forward to getting into the computer networking lab. This is the time I get take what I’ve learned my first year and apply it to real world applications and scenarios. Can’t wait!


probably the most least favorite thing amongst college students but they are inevitable. Just think as soon as you finish the test it’s time to head home to some turkey and sweet potato pie :)

Finals are coming!

First off, yes, that was a Game of Thrones reference. But on to the point, how do you prepare for finals? It says a lot about who you are as a person, and a student. Some just kinda go in and wing it, some study the entire week before, some put in light studying, and some are so busy with work that they fit in studying when they can. Either way just try to prepare the best you can, the teachers don’t make them impossible, they have your best interest in mind and want you to do well in the course. Best of luck to everyone.


Thanksgiving Is Around The Corner And Finals Are Here … Lets Study Hard, Focus and Prevail !! Good Luck To All !!!


Here at JWU we have tons of school spirit!!!! Me and my roommate with our buddy the wildcat. When you do visit the school be sure to catch a basketball game.


As a member of the hospitality living learning community, I get to participate in many fun and informative activities. We go on trips that help give us more knowledge of the hospitality field and career options. This week we had a guest speaker who shared with us how to prepare healthy meals in the microwave!!! It was a blast, and it was delicious!

Where did the time go?

Well I’m already packing again. It’s Friday, November 9, 2012. This has been an incredible week. Ever heard of the “G” hotel or Ashford castle? If not, they’re two five-star hotels that we got to get a behind-the-scenes tour that no one else gets. We met the food and beverage manager of Ashford castle and the operations manager of the “G.” By the way, the “G” hotel looks like something a hat designer might dream about…oh wait, Phillip Tracy (famous hat designer) built the hotel with practically no budget. We’re talking Swarovski crystals, EVERYWHERE.

A Profile of Brandon Matthews, Senior Marketing Student

This September, Brandon Matthews began his senior year on a high note. Just the week before classes began, the culmination of all his hard work as Volunteer Team Captain for the Democratic National Convention came to a close.

Leaving Home

So one of the things I get asked quite a bit about college is what is it like to leave home? I’m currently a junior so I’m pretty used to being away from home but for someone looking into going away to college it can seem a little daunting.


Students at our Providence campus share why they’re voting today! Have you voted yet?


We want to know- why are you #voting? Let your voice be heard in Gaebe Commons! #jwuprovidence #jwuvotes (at JWU Main Green - Gaebe Commons)

Finals are coming!

Because we’re on a trimester schedule here at Johnson and Wales, the last full week of classes has already arrived. This means that next Wednesday and Thursday will be filled with finals and I will be devoting all of my free time to studying. To make sure I focus, I’m going to delete my Facebook and I’m allowing one of my friends to hold change my Tumblr password and not tell me what it is until finals are over. Hopefully without my usual distractions I will have a successful week of finals.


My RA Bulletin Board for the month! A November themed word search made by hand for the residents of Flamingo Hall! I have a few other November treats in store for my residents, but they’ll have to wait and see.

Arrived but not settled...




To anyone who is reading, I’m in utter disbelief. It’s Friday, November 2, 2012 and I’m currently in Xavier residence hall staring at a fully-packed suitcase; I’m going to Ireland! Internship is already over! How could the trimester go by so fast? More importantly, how am I, some guy from Maryland going to Ireland? Things like this aren’t supposed to happen until my thirties, right? I’m fully packed with my passport ready, toothbrush (I have a nasty habit of forgetting it), clothes, internship suit, phone, camera, etc. Despite the apparent readiness to embark, I’m still not convinced I’m even going.