JWU Student Blogs

Accessible, Fun, Useful: How JWU Students Rate the New Pedestrian Bridge

Open since mid-August, Providence’s new pedestrian bridge has quickly become a landmark. Within walking distance of JWU’s Downcity Campus, the bridge links downtown with the city’s East Side and offers spectacular night views of the skyline.

Topics: Providence Campus Life

Behind the Scenes: JWU’s Winning ADTEAM

It’s Friday, April 12th, and the Johnson & Wales ADTEAM is presenting for the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC), District 1. After six months of blood, sweat, tears and various types of food, it’s time to represent JWU against all other New England teams for the chance to advance to the semifinal round of the competition. With four of the most passionate, hard-working ADTEAM members presenting, it’s no surprise the day ended with a first place trophy.

Topics: Providence ADTEAM

Coffee Expert Kayla Gagne '12 Talks Trends, Flavors and Brews With Students

Coffee — one of the most outwardly beloved beverages of all time. People love it, people desire it, some people need it. Then, there are some people who make careers out of it. Kayla Gagne ’12, a Johnson & Wales alum, works as a customer service representative, barista, trainer, and in quality control at the coffee powerhouse Downeast Coffee Roasters in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Topics: Providence Food & Beverage Management

Making the Move: From Sunny Bahamas to Snowy Providence

As an international student from the Bahamas, one of the many questions I'm asked, besides how I adapted to the below 50-degree weather, is how I adjusted to going to college abroad. My story explores college life at JWU from an international student’s perspective.

Topics: Culinary Arts Providence International

Dining Hall Encounter Leads to Love, Family and a JWU Legacy

Sydney Corbin is a JWU Legacy student — both her mom and dad attended JWU's Providence Campus where they met, fell in love and had four children. Sydney is following in their footsteps as a Providence Campus student majoring in Media & Communication Studies. With four sisters, we hope to see more Corbins on campus in the future. Sydney shares her family's JWU Legacy story here. 

Topics: Providence Alumni