The south knows hospitality, and fast-growing Charlotte defines it, focusing on its huge visitor population. Get experience at its 5-star hotels, Charlotte Bobcats and Carolina Panthers arenas, blossoming culinary scene and thriving conference/event industry.
JWU is a world-renowned hospitality college, with the most comprehensive range of hospitality management degree programs in the nation — so you can build the career that takes you where you want to go in the hotel, spa, events, sports, entertainment, tourism and international travel fields.
Hands-on in Charlotte's Visitor EpicenterDive into your career field at JWU, and take classes in your major your first term. Use industry tools/software and do real-world projects in our hands-on food/beverage labs, classrooms and events spaces.
Then, apply your skills at Charlotte's leading hotels, restaurants, convention centers and arenas. Take advantage of JWU’s relationship with leading employers. Work your way from the ground up, and build the experience to stand out before you graduate.
In our structured internship program, get work experience tied to your field of study, and feedback from your faculty and company. Our students have interned at:
Learn from Hospitality ExpertsOur faculty members share leading hospitality theory and management techniques. They also draw from their work experience in your field, to give you concrete ways to put that theory into practice.
Connect with them as your personal career mentors. Many use their industry connections to bring employers and guest speakers on campus — and help you identify networking opportunities, internships and your career plan.
Global Connections Get essential, international perspective: take on companies’ real-world challenges on an international internship and in our 6 study abroad programs.
Plan an international itinerary, and travel to top destinations in Europe, Asia, South America’s and Africa through our familiarization (FAM) trips.
Join the Next Generation of Hospitality LeadersJWU graduates? They go everywhere. They build the management skills, experience and global insight to lead worldwide, at Hilton, Marriott, Ritz Carlton and top hotels/spas, event companies, Facebook’s corporate cafes, 5-star restaurants and chains, convention centers and more. Imagine the places you’ll go.
VIDEO: Sarah's worked NFL, NBA, NHL and now NASCAR events. “Anything you can imagine, I’ve been involved in — that’s because of JWU.” read more