Life After JWU

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

98.8% JWU Charlotte Career Outcome Rate*

89% of Charlotte students received a job offer after a paid internship

216 internship sites in 28 states and 2 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 human resources professional Leslie Ferrier '90. 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 to forge your own path and use the relationships you build at JWU to further your career.
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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

London, Schellie and Austin react to learning they have won the “Lion King: Queen of the Jungle” contest on Disney’s “Foodtastic”

‘Foodtastic’ Disney Win for JWU Alums

Schellie Andrews '16 MBA, Austin Scoles '18 and current student London Johnson '23 created an oversized Disney foodscape out of cake for the Food Network show “Foodtastic” — and won!

Tobias Simon '20 in the lab at McClancy

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.

JWU Can Jump-Start Your Career

Our Alumni All-Stars are making their mark in the industry — discover what they’ve been up to since graduation.