Experiential Education & Academics

Experiential education is at the heart of the Johnson & Wales experience. What is “experiential education”? In short, it means that coursework gives our students the knowledge they need to succeed in their chosen field plus actual experience doing the work expected of a seasoned professional. Class projects look like real-world presentations, internships are key and the network you build during your time at JWU can help launch your career.

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 and Internships

At JWU, internships are treated as a key part 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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Entrepreneurship Edge

Watch a recap of the 2014 edition of JWU’s Sharkfest, where student-entrepreneurs pitched their ideas for $10,000 in prize money.
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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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See our Baking & Pastry Students Get Creative

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