Career Explorations

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During the summer before your junior or senior year, explore a variety of careers in the fields of culinary arts, baking & pastry arts or hospitality at the Providence, North Miami, Denver or Charlotte campuses.

Experience life at JWU first-hand, and discover the path to your future. During your Career Explorations visit, you will stay on campus, meet faculty, talk with current students and more! #JWUCareerEx

Scroll through this page — or click any of the links below — to learn more.

EXPLORE OUR PROGRAMS

Do you know what your career path is?

Attending Career Explorations offers you a unique opportunity to explore a career before committing to it.

*Program offerings vary by campus



Baking & Pastry Arts

Choose any campus and come explore careers in the baking and pastry industry at the university's International Baking & Pastry Institute. You will learn as you produce pastries and plated desserts at the direction of our world-class pastry chefs. (Offered at all JWU campuses.)




Culinary Arts

Interested in a career in the culinary industry? Explore culinary programs with connections in health, wellness, food science and food production. As a globally-recognized culinary educator, here you will learn the craft and art of cooking alongside our renowned chefs. (Offered at all JWU campuses.)



Culinary Arts (4-day class)


This extended class includes additional cooking methods and provides an introduction to baking and pastry. After four days of classes, your program concludes with an "Around the World" experience showcasing your work for parents and guests. (North Miami Campus only.)



Hospitality


Discover the many types of careers in Hospitality and experience what it takes to manage a tropical resort or five-star restaurant, coordinate concierge service at a high-end hotel, or manage a major sports arena, entertainment complex and more. (Providence Campus only.)



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Programs also include:


* Lodging accommodations
* All meals upon arrival
* City and campus tours
* Extracurricular activities
* Instructional materials
* Round-trip airfare (Fly-In only)
* Transportation to and from airport (Fly-In only)




Career Explorations will open for registration on October 30

— PROVIDENCE —
JULY 18-21

Culinary Arts
Baking & Pastry Arts

Drive-in registration deadline: July 5

— PROVIDENCE —
JULY 11-14

Culinary Arts
Baking & Pastry Arts

Drive-in registration deadline: June 28


— PROVIDENCE —
JULY 25-28

Explore the Sciences
Hospitality
Criminal Justice

Drive-in registration deadline: July 12

— NORTH MIAMI —
JULY 19-21

Culinary Arts
Baking & Pastry Arts
Fashion

Fly-in registration deadline: July 5
Drive-in registration deadline: July 16


— NORTH MIAMI —
JULY 19-24

Baking & Pastry and Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts

Fly-in registration deadline: July 12
Drive-in registration deadline: July 18

— NORTH MIAMI —
JULY 21-24

Culinary Arts

Fly-in registration deadline: July 7
Drive-in registration deadline: July 18


— CHARLOTTE —
JULY 10-12

Culinary Arts
Baking & Pastry Arts

Drive-in registration deadline: June 21

— DENVER —
JULY 10-12

Culinary Arts
Baking & Pastry Arts
Hospitality

Fly-in registration deadline: July 5
Drive-in registration deadline: July 5



Costs (Drive-In Vs. Fly-In)


Drive-In


If you live LESS than a 6-hour drive from campus, you're eligible for our drive-in option. Costs for your course selections are as follows:


Baking & Pastry Arts or Culinary Arts (all campuses): $275
Culinary Arts Four-Day Class (North Miami Campus only): $480
Hospitality (Providence Campus only): $175

Refunds + Cancellations

* Registration cancellations should be sent in writing (by mail or email) to Admissions Events. A full refund will be given if the request is received at least two weeks prior to the start of the program. Confirmation of cancellations will be sent to the student's email address provided to us in the registration.

* The university reserves the right to cancel any program due to insufficient enrollment. In such cases, the full program fee is refundable.

* The university assumes no responsibility for any other expenses incurred due to cancellation of a program.


Fly-In


If you live MORE than a 6-hour drive from campus, but within the contiguous U.S., you're eligible for our fly-in option. Costs for your course selections are as follows:


Baking & Pastry Arts or Culinary Arts (all campuses): $550
Culinary Arts Four-Day Class (North Miami Campus only): $700
Hospitality (Providence Campus only): $450

Things to Know:

* Flights will be booked from within the contiguous U.S. only. Residents of Alaska and Hawaii are ineligible for this program.

* If you live outside the contiguous U.S., you are responsible for arranging transportation.

* Direct flights are not guaranteed.

* Arrival flights may be scheduled for the day before the event date, depending on where you live and flight schedules.

* JWU reserves the right to select the next closest airport if flights are not available during the parameters of the program.

* If you make your own flight arrangements, you will be responsible for arriving on time to the event.

Refunds + Cancellations:

*If a reservation is cancelled after airline tickets have been purchased by the university, the participant is required to reimburse the university for the entire cost of the airline ticket(s).

* Fly-In registrations are nonrefundable and nontransferable (at any time) after plane tickets have been purchased by JWU.

* Participants are responsible for any costs incurred due to changes in flight arrangements once tickets have been purchased.

* The university reserves the right to cancel any program due to insufficient enrollment. In such cases, the full program fee is refundable.

* The university assumes no responsibility for any other expenses incurred due to cancellation of a program.




Register by Mail


All campuses



* Download the Career Explorations registration form:

* Make sure you check off "Drive-In" or "Fly-In" on the registration form.

* Include your money order or personal check for the participation fee, payable to Johnson & Wales University (cash not accepted).

* Mail to the Admissions address of the campus you wish to visit: Providence, North Miami, Denver, Charlotte.

* The university must receive your registration form and payment by the deadline date for the Career Explorations program you plan to attend.

* After You Register: Once your registration and payment are processed, you will receive confirmation of program enrollment Students will receive additional program information approximately one month prior to the event.

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CAMPUS & CITY INFORMATION

Join us for Career Explorations in one of four exciting cities!



— NORTH MIAMI —

As a Wildcat in North Miami, JWU students get to kick back and have a little fun now and then. And for fun, our North Miami Campus is perfectly situated — equidistant from the tropical paradises of Fort Lauderdale and Miami, two of the “hottest” cities in the country. In both, our students enjoy a combination of pristine beaches, sizzling nightlife, and globe-trotting glitterati, not to mention shopping, arts, design, and world-class cuisine.

And when you visit our North Miami Campus, do not miss the Art-Deco splendor of South Beach, the fashionable Miami Design District, Little Havana, and Coconut Grove, a favorite late-night stop for fun-seekers. For JWU sports fans, when not cheering on our men's and women's Wildcat athletic teams, the area is home to the NFL’s Miami Dolphins and NBA’s Miami Heat.

Mailing Address/Contact Us:
North Miami Career Explorations
Johnson & Wales University
1701 NE 127th Street
North Miami, FL 33181

Please contact us with any questions:
1-866-598-3567 or 305-892-7004
mia@admissions.jwu.edu

— PROVIDENCE —

As a Wildcat in Providence, students enjoy life on our largest campus set in the heart of the Renaissance City. The City of Providence not only has the largest concentration of college students in the country, it also has a thriving music, arts, concert and theater scene - all within walking distance of our Downcity Campus.

Passionate about food? Year after year, Providence receives top rankings in Travel + Leisure’s “America’s Favorite Cities” list. This ultimate foodie town features award-winning options that range from diners to fine-dining to neighborhood and ethnic restaurants, all within easy reach of campus. If sports are your thing, in addition to more than two dozen men's and women's Wildcat teams, Providence is home to the Providence Bruins and a short drive to Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots and the New England Revolution. And for beachgoers, Rhode Island is known as the Ocean State, home to Newport, the famed City-By-The-Sea and the international yachting capital of the world.

Mailing Address/Contact Us:
Providence Career Explorations
Admissions Events
Johnson & Wales University
8 Abbott Park Place
Providence, RI 02903

Please contact us with any questions:
1-800-342-5598 or 401-598-1000
pvd@admissions.jwu.edu

— CHARLOTTE —

As a Wildcat on our Charlotte Campus, students enjoy the blend of Southern charm and metropolitan urbanism that is the heart of the Queen City. And with year-round outdoor weather, Charlotte’s moderate, pleasant, and sunny climate is best described as idyllic.

But don’t let that laid-back vibe fool you, Charlotte is also home to more than 200 Fortune 500 companies — including six national headquarters. It’s also the second-largest banking center in the U.S., making it an ideal location for JWU Wildcats to launch their professional careers. Wildcats on our Charlotte Campus also enjoy exploring NoDa, the city’s creative center, home to art galleries and plenty of entertainment options. NoDa also offers a vibrant food scene that JWU students not only patronize, but have actually helped to create, including The Liberty and Lumiere (owned by Thomas Condron '88).

Mailing Address/Contact Us:
Charlotte Career Explorations
Johnson & Wales University
801 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Please contact us with any questions:
1-866-598-2427 or 980-598-1100
clt@admissions.jwu.edu

— DENVER —

As a Wildcat in Denver, JWU students enjoy a beautiful campus located in the heart of the city’s historic district. They also love the convenience of venturing out and taking advantage of the Mile High City known for its outdoor lifestyle as well its proximity to thriving culinary, arts, culture, sports, and entrepreneurial spirit.

The Denver Campus has a traditional feel, spread across more than 25 acres and set against a stunning Rocky Mountain backdrop. And the city’s mild, year-round climate boasts 300 days a year of sunshine — more than Miami or San Diego. Denver offers the nation’s largest city park system and over 650 miles of paved bike trails — not to mention the nearby mountains with some of the world’s best year-round resort towns. Students and visitors alike enjoy the distinctive architecture, myriad museums and the 2nd largest performing arts center in the nation. When you come for a visit, don’t miss exploring “LoDo” — the historic district hot-spot that overflows with restaurants and entertainment options.

Mailing Address/Contact Us:
Denver Career Explorations
Johnson & Wales University
7150 Montview Boulevard
Denver, CO 80220

Please contact us with any questions:
1-877-598-3368 or 303-256-9311
den@admissions.jwu.edu



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