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

TD Garden Projects Provide ‘Once in a Lifetime’ Opportunity

JWU’s educational partnership with TD Garden and the Boston Bruins allowed seven Sports, Entertainment — Event Management students to spend a term working directly with TD Garden employees on a campaign for a new space in the arena.

Experiential Education & Academics Videos

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Concert & Event Production

Students in JWU's Concert & Event Production Class put on a music showcase.
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Bistro 61: Experience at its Finest

Students run the show at Bistro 61, a fully operational, technologically-advanced and unique bistro on the Providence campus.
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REVEAL: Senior Showcase 2019

Step inside the gallery space of JWU’s College of Engineering & Design for a unique look into the vibrant world of student designers.
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The Maple Project

A multidisciplinary cohort from JWU, URI, RISD and Framingham State collaborated to demonstrate the health benefits of maple products.
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Wildcat Investment Value Fund

Meet the JWU students gaining real-time, real-world investment experience through the Wildcat Investment Value Fund (WIVF).
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Behind the B

Through the university’s education partnership with TD Garden and the Boston Bruins, Amy Peralta ’19 was selected to work with the Boston Bruins’ executive chef.

Study Abroad Videos

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Hospitality 'FAM' Tour: Egypt

JWU's Familiarization Tour (FAM) is an award-winning program where students plan trips with faculty and peers, and travel abroad.
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Study Abroad Fair

At the Study Abroad Fair, students are able to meet with international partners, study abroad alumni, and the JWU Global team.
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Hospitality 'FAM' Tour: Ecuador

'FAM' is short for Familiarization Tour. Students in the Tour Management Operations don't simply go on the trip. They plan it.