Experiential education is an integral part of JWU’s hands-on approach to learning. Through hands-on learning and work experiences related to your field of study, you'll learn more about your chosen field, gain on-the-job experience and build your professional network. Hands-on learning can take place domestically and internationally. Overseas special assignments have taken students to France, Germany, the UK, Sweden and Japan.
Internships Whether or not it's mandatory for your major, an internship is a great way to jump-start your career well before graduation. As an intern, you’ll apply the skills you’ve learned to real-world situations in your chosen field. Internships are conducted at university-approved sites and must meet specific educational guidelines based on program requirements. You can participate in a structured program offered by host organizations, or you can work with an employer to design and develop a program tailored to your needs. During your last term, you have the option of applying for and accepting a professional position at your host company. Recent internship sites have included: ESPN, Gillette Stadium, Madison Square Garden, Dodger Stadium, Per Se, Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun. Directed Work Experience Focusing on a specific industry-based project, directed work experiences provide an opportunity to apply newly acquired skills and knowledge in a supervised, non-paid industry setting. For more information, contact Experiential Education & Career Services.
Xiao’s hotel internship takes her from China to Providence to New Orleans — with an award nomination along the way. read more