Work-Experience Programs are a form of experiential education that use a structured philosophy integrating classroom studies with learning through productive work experiences in a field related to a student's academic and career goals. The educational activities provide a meaningful experience that is intentional, organized and recognized by the university in order to secure learning outcomes for the student that are both transferable and applied. Work-experience programs demand a partnership among students, Johnson & Wales University and employers, with specified responsibilities for each party.
Through the types of work experience programs described in the following bullets, JWU students gain valuable career skills by integrating their classroom studies with practical work experiences in a field related to their academic and career goals.Directed Work ExperienceDirected work experiences provide an opportunity to apply newly acquired skills and knowledge in a supervised, non-paid industry setting. The experience focuses on a specific industry-based or functional area-based project. Opportunities to participate vary by campus.
InternshipInternships are term-long work experiences in a student's field of study for which the student earns academic credit. Internships