JWU Student Blogs

On the Farm: My Internship at Hopkins Southdowns

I am originally from El Paso, Texas, but relocated to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, just before I started high school. Initially I attended JWU North Miami for my A.S. in Culinary Arts. I decided to transfer to Providence for my bachelor’s degree in Food Service Management. Once in Providence, my goals shifted from wanting to work in hotels to looking to open a small business that locally sources food and materials. I am currently focusing on my degree and working at the farm six to seven days a week.

Topics: Providence Sustainability

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: Providence Careers

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: Hotel & Lodging Management Providence

Advertising Alum Talks Shop with Students

The ADTEAM and the Advertising & Marketing Communications program at Johnson & Wales have an incredible and lengthy list of alumni who hold highly valued positions in the advertising industry. On occasion, some of these alumni reach out to current students to help them on their journey to post-college life. This past week, JWU grad Bayla Werman’15, now an account executive (AE) at Mullenlowe U.S. in Boston, Massachusetts, visited the ADTEAM and Advertising Club members to give them a little insight into the advertising industry and her position at Mullenlowe.

Topics: ADTEAM Johnson & Wales University Providence

JWU MBA Students Tour Upserve Software Developer

Editor's Note: Nikhilesh Dey, a student in JWU's MBA degree program, gives a firsthand account in his own words about a trip to Upserve, a software company in Providence, Rhode Island, that he toured with his Technology in Hospitality in Tourism class, taught by Associate Professor Debbie Howarth.

Software is an application so versatile yet so complex, there's no wonder that software controls and aids the majority of work we do in today's day and age.

Topics: MBA Johnson & Wales University Providence