Career Explorations


Start your career adventure here!

During the summer before your junior or senior year, explore a variety of careers in the fields of culinary arts, baking & pastry arts, criminal justice or hospitality at the Providence campus. Our programs last three days and three nights and include housing, all meals, instructional materials, activities and on-campus transportation.

Over the course of two days of academics, you’ll 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!

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


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

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.

Cost: $325

Criminal Justice

Discover the many careers within the Criminal Justice industry by learning from JWU faculty and the Providence Police Department. The program will feature activities on surveillance and crime scene investigation. Work with some of the coolest technology for forensic analysis and learn how professionals in the field are making our communities a safer place.

Cost: $325

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.

Cost: $325


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.

Cost: $325



Programs also include:

* Lodging accommodations
* All meals upon arrival
* City and campus tours
* Extracurricular activities
* Instructional materials



Costs for course selections are as follows:

Baking & Pastry Arts: $325
Culinary Arts : $325
Hospitality: $325
Criminal Justice: $325

Registration Deadlines
July 9 Events (Baking & Pastry Arts and Culinary Arts): 6/25/20
July 19 Events (Baking & Pastry Arts and Culinary Arts): 7/2/20
July 26 Events (Hospitality and Criminal Justice): 7/9/2020

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.

Contact US
Please contact us with any questions:
1-800-342-5598 or 401-598-1000

Mailing Address:
Admissions Events
Johnson & Wales University
8 Abbott Park Place
Providence, RI 02903