We are coming up on the close of the first month here at JWU Denver. WOW. Just wow! It has absolutely flown by. Classes have been so interesting and the people (students and teachers/chefs alike) have been absolutely incredible! Some of the coolest parts of September have been events on campus and with clubs.
The first week was an absolute blur of activity. Everyone is moving in, meeting each other, going to campus events like Campus Thinks and our orientations. It’s not all work, though. Wildcat Bash, movie showings, and special guests like the music duo So Long Solo and the comedian/magician Michael Kent provided entertainment. One of the JWU Denver traditions, Casino Night, happened on Friday, as a sort of celebration of the end of the first week of classes. Let me tell you, Casino Night was A BLAST.
Pictured: My ever-so-lovely suite mates, Crystal and Maxine, and me at Casino Night
Beyond the Book: Union Station
More recently, the same ladies in the previous picture and I joined some of the crew from the Beyond the Book club to explore downtown Denver for a little bit. Most specifically, we visited Union Station:
Inside this building were several adorable little shops and incredibly cool restaurants, all nestled into the train station. While there, we visited The Tattered Cover (where I couldn’t resist buying
one or two books), got coffee/tea from Pigtrain Coffee Co. (where there were also some adorable pastries in the case), and ate ice cream we splurged on from the Milkbox Ice Creamery (Earl Grey-flavored, for me, of course). We sipped our drinks and ate ice cream outside, enjoying the lovely sunshine and hearing kids playing in the fountains.
Job & Internship Fair
Not only is there a bunch of fun stuff to do on campus, but one thing Johnson & Wales wants to provide to their students is opportunities for networking. This week was the Job & Internship Fair, set up by the Experiential Education & Career Services. The room was absolutely packed full of employers that came to JWU specifically to find students to work or intern for their companies. It was really SO cool!
With the Frightmare Week events for Halloween and the holiday season activities, there’s going to be a lot to talk about for the next few months!