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About Johnson & Wales University

Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with approximately 16,000 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its four campuses in Providence, R.I.; North Miami, Fla.; Denver, Colo.; and Charlotte, N.C. An innovative educational leader, the university offers degree programs in arts and sciences, business, culinary arts, education, nutrition, hospitality and technology. Its unique model integrates arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities, inspiring students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal growth. The university’s impact is global, with alumni from 119 countries pursuing careers worldwide.

Here’s what makes JWU different.

  • Degree programs are designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills employers have identified as necessary in your field of choice. And you don’t have to wait to build your career skills, as you’ll have the opportunity to take courses in your major in your first year.
  • Students learn by doing. Faculty, many with industry experience, bring real-life knowledge and networking opportunities into small classroom settings.
  • JWU’s programs provide opportunities for real-world experience, which can include internships, classroom projects with actual companies and community service learning. You’ll learn industry best practices and train on career-specific tools and software.
  • Dedicated faculty and career advisors help you set professional goals and develop an educational plan designed for you to best attain those goals. In addition, specialized workshops help you build your résumé, highlight your skills and develop a portfolio of work to help set you apart.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to network with employers who visit campus each year, including career fairs, on-campus interviews and career events geared to your major.
  • JWU students intern at nearly 2,000 sites related to their major each year worldwide.
  • At least one-third of credits in each JWU program are in the arts and sciences to help you develop the critical thinking, communication and analytical skills necessary for long-term career progression.
  • JWU offers more than 40 study abroad programs and independent exchanges, all of which include study such as lecture, industry visits and cultural excursions. Study Abroad staff members will help you identify programs that best fit your academic and career goals.
  • Participation in competitions as a member of DECA, BPA, FCCLA and other nationally recognized student organizations help build leadership, career skills and your résumé.
  • Community service is integral to our educational philosophy. Our ongoing commitment to community service has repeatedly earned JWU a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

To learn more, visit www.jwu.edu.

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