JWU Student Blogs

eating cupcakes, beating cancer

I had an amazing week in school as week 3 is ALREADY coming to a close - so unreal! The most awesome thing I am doing in school right now is in my Apparel Quality Analysis class. We are paired up in groups and deconstructing a child’s garment…my seam ripper is my new best friend! Even though I just started, I am already realizing how much work, stitching and detail goes into one child’s garment. Thinking about womens wear is even crazier!

Sorrento

Sorrento

One of the many benefits about being in Italy is that everything is just that much better! We are currently living in Castellemmare di Stabia which is conveniently situated between two of the best cities in the region of Campania: Naples and Sorrento. Most recently, Tucker and I ventured to Sorrento in search of good food, shopping, and of course Italian site seeing. On Saturday, March 22, 2014, Tucker and I made our way down the treacherous hill leaving the Vesuvian Institute for our first trip to Sorrento.

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Week 3 of school starts tomorrow, so I guess it’s time to play a game of catch up!

I’m currently in my last trimester here at JWU and taking my last academic courses. Somehow I still get stuck with waking up early but all my professors are awesome so it’s worth it.

Most importantly, last week was the Spring 2014 Career Fair. I don’t know how it happened so quick but at the career fair I finally got to wear the graduating student sticker. It was my last career fair at JWU and my last DCP presentation as a rep.

I remember being a freshman sitting in the fall presentation way too early for the time I had to be there, and here I was finishing it as a rep after doing 2 CPs and heading on my 3rd. It’s been a lot of fun talking about Disney, running my blogs, networking with the Disney crew, and staying in touch with my Disney friends. And you know, getting free stuff like a laptop case doesn’t hurt either!

I will be returning to Disney in the fall as an intern, and then going on full-time after that. It’s incredible to look back at how JWU has helped shape the last 4 years of my career. Four years ago I was an 18-year-old freshman with no experience. But because of JWU, I landed my first DCP which has only continued to snowball into a job back home, and 2 years and counting with a career at Walt Disney World.

Time to go study for my accounting quiz for tomorrow. Weekends may be 3 days here but they go by fast!

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Hey everyone! Today was the Intercollegiate Dressage Team’s first show of the spring season at the University of Maine at Puckerbrush Farm. The team was second place overall today, with two first place finishes in the Intro and Lower Training divisions, a sixth place finish in Upper Training and a third place finish in First Level.

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Castellammare di Stabia

A quick history about Castellammare di Stabia: Castellammare di Stabia was an Ancient Roman town that was engulfed in lava and ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. The city was originally discovered in 1749 but was only completed excavated in 1950. During the excavation, archaeologists found the remains of two ancient civilizations.

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Two already!

Week 2 of spring tri is almost coming to a close but we still have A LOT of things to look forward to - including some warm weather…when is that happening?!

Back From Break!

Hey everyone!

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Hey everyone! Sorry for the delayed posts lately, it’s been crazy busy at school and work these past few weeks! Finals time is always so hectic, but the best advice I can give someone, in any major, is to not procrastinate and study the days ahead instead of cramming! Also, it pays to listen to what your professors say is on their final because I ended up getting a 100% on my Qualitative Analysis final! :-)

Spring Tri Has Begun!

After an amazing break with my family and friends I am so happy to be back in Providence for my last trimester as a sophomore. It is even more exciting because it is spring tri - my ultimate favorite trimester (when the weather is beautiful, everyone is in spring mode, and it just means one step closer to beach and sunnier sun!)

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Back to work!

After a great vacation I am finally back at school and ready to start the final trimester of year. Lets Go!