JWU Student Blogs

How My Dog Taught Me to Balance My Student-Work-Family Life

It’s a cold December morning in Roger Williams Park in Providence, Rhode Island. It’s only 23 degrees at 6am and Maggie, my dog, my copilot, my sidekick, is up ahead sniffing a pile of leaves. Her tail is erect and proudly wagging back and forth as she digs her giant snout deeper into that leaf pile. I wonder what story it’s telling her. I call her name — “Maggie!” — only to be ignored. Whatever she smells is much more important than me. “Let’s go!” Finally she lifts her head, looks in my direction, and begins galloping back to me in a fit of joy and excitement. Her mouth is agape, tongue lolling to the side and bouncing up and down as she runs. I have to bend my knees slightly and not move because her staggering 146 pounds will knock my feet out from under me if I get in her way. She comes to a complete and quick stop in front of me, and looks up at me inquisitively (“What do you want?”) and I say, “Come on, girl, let’s go.”

Topics: Providence Johnson & Wales University MBA

Ready to Run the Family Bakery: Boulangerie St.  Antoine

I was born and raised in Brockton, Massachusetts, and spent much of my time in a small, traditional Haitian bakery, Boulangerie Street Antoine, owned by my parents. They started the business 22 years ago, right around the time I was born. My mother, with just a high school diploma, and my father, with an associate degree that he earned in Haiti, gave it their all from the start and are still running a successful business to this day.

Topics: Culinary Arts Providence Baking & Pastry Arts

Living the Life: Reflections of a JWU Field Hockey Team Member

I have been on the Johnson & Wales Field Hockey team since my freshman year and am very sad it's my last season because I am a senior. I am a Fashion Merchandising & Retail major and have had my own fashion blog/Instagram since high school. I've slowly started working with brands, and I hope to continue to grow my blog.

Topics: Providence Fashion Merchandising Athletics

ADTEAM Begins Work for New Client: Ocean Spray

My name is Maddy Hernandez, and I’ve had the incredible privilege of working as a research strategist on Johnson & Wales University’s student-run advertising agency, Candlelight Communications. I am an Advertising & Marketing Communications major, and I’m working to complete my degree in the upcoming year.

Topics: Advertising & Marketing Providence

Gaining Confidence (and Pasta Skills)

I started at JWU Providence’s College of Culinary Arts last fall. At that point, I was only taking academic classes, and I was dying to know what culinary labs were going to be like! I had very little prior experience in the food service industry and was anxious and excited to see how I would adapt to labs.

Topics: Providence