Experiential Education & Academics

Experiential education is at the heart of the Johnson & Wales experience. This means that every aspect of your student’s collegiate experience is designed to empower him or her to make effective career choices and identify and pursue internships, secure employment and navigate lifelong career direction.

To support this goal, JWU Charlotte Experiential Education & Career Services (EE&CS) offers a wide range of services to help students in building skills to obtain employment and independently manage their careers. Think career management courses, résumé critiques, mock interviews, career fairs, exposure to industry professionals, on-campus interviews and more.

97.7% JWU’s Career Outcome Rate

2,654 Students who gained industry experience related to their major last year

95% of students felt more prepared for their careers after internships

Experiential Education + Internships

At JWU, internships are treated as a core aspect of the college experience. Dedicated career support is readily available to help students find placements that will best help them along their career path — and advisors even hold mock interviews and review resumes to make sure our students stand out.

Experiential Education & Academics Videos

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Build a Career at JWU

How a JWU education helps bring your student’s chosen career to life — by bridging classroom learning and real-world skills.
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Culinary Nutrition Program

Position yourself on the leading edge of 21st-century food, health and social responsibility through JWU’s first-of-its-kind Culinary Nutrition bachelor’s degree program.
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Baking & Pastry Students Get Creative at JWU Charlotte

In our baking and pastry classes, we offer our students the freedom to think big and express themselves. Just see for yourself!
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SEEM Forum

Hear from students and faculty about JWU Charlotte’s annual SEEM Forum for Professional Development, a student-led networking and skill-building event.