Hands-on Learning

At JWU, you won’t just study what you love. You’ll do what you love.

A major component of our educational model includes hands-on learning built right into the curriculum. You’ll gain valuable industry experience and build a professional network long before you graduate.

You have the drive. JWU helps you acquire the knowledge, skills and, most importantly, the experience to excel in your field.

Faculty Hands-on learning starts in the classroom, where your teachers are industry professionals with valuable insight and expertise. They'll work closely with you in small classroom settings, where you'll learn industry best practices and train on career-specific tools and software.

Internships are available to every JWU student. You'll work with your faculty advisor and our Experiential Education & Career Services team from your first term to create a career plan, and make it happen.

As an intern, you’ll jump start your career by gaining on the job experience that sets you apart from the competition. Best of all, you’ll make networking connections with leading employers.

Community Service Service isn’t a hobby for JWU students; it’s a chance for you to become a leader. You’ll work on targeted community service projects that develop the skills you need to thrive in your industry, while giving back to your community.

Professional Development
Career fairs and networking events with employers and alumni are just the start. Our professional and student clubs connect you with guest speakers, leadership training, and diverse professional development opportunities.

Study Abroad
Hands-on learning extends across the globe for JWU students. Our Study Abroad program allows you to learn and train with experts in Europe, Asia, South America and Africa. You’ll gain crucial perspective in your field and make lasting career connections.

For more information about these opportunities, visit your program of choice: Business, Culinary ArtsHospitality, Technology, Criminal Justice or Equine Studies.