JWU Student Blogs

A Life-Changing Event

Editor’s Note: Several JWU students from the College of Hospitality Management attended a 4-day National Society of Minorities in Hospitality conference, including Katherine Zecena Constanza, who shares her experience with us, below.

Topics: Johnson & Wales University Travel & Tourism

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: Providence Hotel & Lodging Management

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: Providence Johnson & Wales University ADTEAM

Adventures in Portugal: Hospitality Students Loving Lisbon

Editor's Note: Liz Cunningham, a student majoring in Hotel & Lodging Management, shares her experience, in her own words, about a class trip to Lisbon, Portugal. Liz and several other students from JWU’s Providence, Denver and Charlotte campuses spent 5 days in Lisbon as part of their International Hotel Operations course. Associate Professors Jane Boyland, International Hotel School, Providence Campus, and Sharene Reed, College of Hospitality Management, Denver Campus, led the trip.

Topics: Johnson & Wales University Travel & Tourism

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: Providence Johnson & Wales University MBA