JWU College of Business

Lauren Tkacs

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Kathy Ensor ’18: Making the Most of Her Time at JWU

As leader on the ice and in the classroom, Kathy Ensor ’18 is making the most of all that JWU Providence has to offer during her time as a student-athlete in the College of Business. Having traveled more than 1,100 miles from her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, Ensor knew early on that she was interested in majoring in Accounting. “JWU’s career focus curriculum allowed me to take classes related to my major in my first year, which solidified my choice in pursuing an Accounting degree,” she said. “JWU also gave me the opportunity to play both hockey and lacrosse at the collegiate level.” This is Ensor’s second season as captain of the JWU women’s ice hockey team.

One of Ensor’s most memorable and influential professors is Corey Smith, associate professor. “I have a lot of respect for him because he’s also a partner at a public accounting firm,” she said. “He always relates the material we’re learning in the classroom to how it applies in the industry. I had him as a professor early on in my first year, and he really emphasized the power and flexibility an accounting degree gives you.”

Topics: Business Finance Accounting

Business, Hospitality + Culinary Alums Talk Power of JWU’s Network

More than 20 years later, three JWU alumni find themselves working together on a multibillion-dollar development in Baltimore, Maryland for the new Under Armour campus. Marc Weller ’95, president of Sagamore Development Company, LLC, and David Andrew ’93, senior vice president at Marsh & McLennan Companies, have been great friends since their time at Johnson & Wales University. When Weller learned Andrew’s company, and fellow JWU alumnus Luke Ostrom ’97, partner and proprietor of NoHo Hospitality Group, submitted bids for this project, he knew he’d be working with passionate, dedicated and smart businessmen.

Get to know Weller, Andrew and Ostrom in this video and how the power of the JWU network brought them together for this professional partnership.

Topics: Hospitality Culinary Arts Alumni Business

Studying Human Resource Management can take you places. It starts at JWU.

Alexis Gamache '18

Human resources is expanding far beyond the basics of hiring, training, compensation and benefits. In JWU’s 4-year Human Resource Management (BSBA) program in the College of Business, students will study business administration and human resource management, enhancing their education and preparing for a career in both fields.

Topics: Providence Human Resource Management

Student Entrepreneurs Gear Up to Launch Online Business

This winter, 2 students in the College of Business and 1 in the College of Hospitality Management, along with fellow collaborators, will officially launch Rabbit — a catalog of experiences tailored to each individual user based on their interests and a place for businesses and organizations to break free from the limitations of conventional advertising. Starting with an idea and making it a reality is the kind of opportunity that is available and supported here at JWU.

Topics: Providence Business Entrepreneurship

JWU Students Go Behind the Scenes at NIC+ZOE

JWU Providence students don’t wait until their senior year to begin planning career opportunities for the future. For 41 students enrolled in the retail industry seminar course in the Fashion Merchandising & Retailing degree program, they went behind the scenes at the corporate headquarters of NIC+ZOE— a bold and intuitive women’s clothing brand—and learned about wholesaling and merchandising from industry experts.

Topics: Providence Fashion Merchandising