Life After JWU

Graduation won’t be the end of your student's JWU story — it will only be the beginning. They’ll be joining a powerful network of 120,000+ alumni from 125 countries, who are now achieving success around the globe. Plus, your student will be heading into their chosen industry with the hands-on experience that employers are looking for — that’s why 98.8% of our graduates find successful career outcomes within six months of graduation.

98.8% JWU Charlotte Career Outcome Rate*

73% of students received a job offer after a paid internship

255 internship sites in 27 states and 3 countries

*For an explanation of the career outcomes rate and other information, visit JWU Student Consumer Information.

Why They Hire Wildcats

“Johnson & Wales really creates this workforce that knows how to work, is passionate about it, and develops those passions within individuals to go into the real world and make a contribution relatively quickly,” says Leslie Ferrier '90, the vice president of human resources for Momofuku. Hear why other industry professionals also love to hire JWU graduates.

Life After JWU Videos

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JWU Alum Stories: Compass Group

Compass Group’s Amorette Mangum '10 offers her advice on how students can forge their own path and use the relationships they build at JWU to further their careers.
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Insights from our Graduates

We asked a handful of newly minted #JWU18​ grads to share their advice — and their biggest lessons learned — from their time at JWU.
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JWU Alum Stories: Nestle

Nestle’s Logan McCoy '11 shares how the versatile education he received at JWU set him apart and shaped his career.

Life After JWU Related Links

Tobias Simon '20 at his internship at McClancy, a product development company.

Turning a Passion for Applied Food Science into a Career

Read how Tobias Simon '20 put his passion for food science to work and earned a full-time position from an internship opportunity.

Molly Gordon, Charlotte Applied Food Science graduate

How Molly Gordon '20 Found Her Dream Job (During a Pandemic)

Passion, persistence and patience made Molly Gordon '20 unstoppable in her quest to share the knowledge she's learned at JWU with high school students.

JWU alum John Michos

JWU Can Jump-Start Your Career

Our Alumni All-Stars are making their mark in the industry check out what they've been up to since graduation.