JWU Student Blogs

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: Alumni Providence

Learning by Doing — SEEM Students Hold 5th Annual Conference

My DEE Experience
During the spring and fall terms, I took part in a Directed Experiential Education (DEE) class that planned JWU’s 5th Annual Sports, Entertainment, Event — Management (SEEM) Leadership Conference, which is run entirely by students. It’s classes like this that allow me to expand my knowledge and help me figure out what I want to do once I graduate.

Topics: Hospitality Providence

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