Career Success Stories

Emeril: “I’m humbled and honored to receive the Humanitarian Award from the James Beard Foundation.”Emeril Lagasse: Humanitarian
The JWU alum, world-renowned chef and TV personality was named the 2013 James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year.

The Beard Foundation praised Emeril’s impactful philanthropy:

“Emeril supports key educational initiatives and culinary arts programs that create opportunities for children in need.”


Get career advice from JWU alum Carolina, marketing producer at Telemundo

Ask a Telemundo Marketing Producer
Carolina Pavez ’06
Marketing producer, Branded Entertainment

Get career advice from Dirk, our alum at Ogilvy PR

Ask Ogilvy PR's Social Media Marketing Expert
Dirk Shaw ’97
Senior vice president
360° Digital Influence Practice, West Coast
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide

JP Morgan VP's Internship Launched Finance Career

Facebook Mafia Member Became Entrepreneur at JWU

Aeropostale Recruiter: Fashion Passion + Business Sense

Culinary Arts

Career advice from acclaimed chef Sean BrockAsk a James Beard Award-Winning Chef
Sean Brock '00
Executive chef
McCrady’s and Husk, Charleston, SC

Winner, Bon Appétit’s “Best New Restaurant”

Top Chef Master: JWU’s Chris Cosentino Wins Big

Top 10 Finish at World Culinary Olympics

Forbes “30 Under 30: Food & Wine” Features JWU Alum

TV’s Hottest Culinary Shows Star JWU Alumni

At Ritz-Carlton, Teaching Hospitality's Gold Standards

Sports Advertising Exec Beats the Competition

Hilton's Brand in Good Hands with JWU Alum

My Bank of America Career Began at JWU

VIDEO: "My internships, professors, study abroad — it all enabled me to succeed at my job as a portfolio manager," Brian says. "Here's 5 ways JWU prepared me." read more

Feeding Facebook

JWU grad Josef Desimone rarely got to cook. He was too busy developing cafés for Facebook’s offices worldwide — and leading a team that prepared 7,000+ meals/day. read more

Doubletree by Hilton Director: Career Advice

VIDEO: JWU grad Clay started out valet parking at a Providence hotel. Now, he’s managing DoubleTree by Hilton’s brand — at 250 hotels around the world. read more