My daughter is looking to head to college next year. While I sulk and try to figure out how she got so mature and adultish so quickly, she is ready to visit colleges. So, off to Johnson & Wales University we headed. If you don’t know anything about this college, it’s a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with approximately 16,000 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its 4 campuses in Providence, RI; North Miami, Fla.; Denver, Colo.; and Charlotte, NC.
Experience your future now
I don’t believe that my daughter needs to wait to experience her future. Heading to JWU was an awesome experience for the both of us. She could see firsthand what college is like these days. It’s changed a lot since I was her age, but that is NOT a bad thing. We were both impressed with JWU from the moment we walked in.
Our JWU college experience
I can’t believe what college life is like these days. For example, laundry has changed! When you do your laundry at JWU, you get the full experience. The resident halls have washer and dryers on each floor. When your clothes are done washing or drying, you get a text. Hey, when I can’t be there to help with laundry, my daughter is excited about this option. Before you even head to do laundry, you can see if there are any washers or dryers available. Less wasted time and more time for studying, right?
This is just part of the tour that stuck out to me. However, there are many parts of JWU that make life easier for the student. Why should college be harder in some areas than it needs to be? I want my daughter to focus on learning, and that is what she’ll be able to do with JWU!
The Full Culinary Experience/Experiential Learning
At JWU, it’s truly a university above its time. Not many colleges are as high tech and savvy as JWU is. I was impressed on many levels, but the culinary experience had us wowed. Since my daughter wants to go for Culinary Arts, we focused on this part of our visit. When it comes down to the culinary education at’ of JWU, not only are they ahead of their time, but they also focus on active learning. There are four campuses available to students. Here’s what we loved about this Culinary Experience at JWU Charlotte.
- Learned about class schedules.
- We got to try Korean style bulgogi tacos during the demo.
- I got hands on and could learn how to peel ginger!
I would say we got the full experience of what it would be like as a student at JWU. The culinary professors are very focused on helping students learn as much as possible. I loved the design of the classrooms and how big the kitchens are for the students to learn in.
Engagement with JWU students & facility
We met a lot of students and faculty while on campus. Everyone was nice! It was as if everyone was headed somewhere; everyone had a mission. I know this is exciting to my daughter because she is ready to take that leap and be on her journey. If we had questions or needed something, everyone was ready to help at JWU. It was awesome to be a part of such a friendly campus.
My Final Thoughts
JWU is an excellent place to learn. There is no doubt in my mind, from what we experienced on campus, that my daughter would flourish there. We enjoyed our visit from visiting the Culinary part of the school to checking out the dorm rooms. Every part of the tour was cherished and is a memory my daughter will have for a lifetime.
JWU Charlotte has different programs you can apply for. You can see the full list here.
Associate in Applied Science
Baking & Pastry Arts
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree
Baking & Pastry Arts and Food Service Management
Corporate Accounting and Financial Analysis
Culinary Arts and Food Service Management
Fashion Merchandising & Retailing
Food & Beverage Entrepreneurship
Hotel & Lodging Management
Restaurant, Food & Beverage Management
About Johnson and 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 4 campuses in Providence, RI; North Miami, Fla.; Denver, Colo.; and Charlotte, NC.
An innovative educational leader, the university offers degree programs in arts and sciences, business, culinary arts, education, nutrition, hospitality, physician assistant studies, engineering and design. 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.
At Johnson & Wales, experience is the difference. This means that experiential learning is much more than an internship tacked onto a major. It’s woven into all aspects of our education, in and out of the classroom. You won’t just learn theory. You’ll turn it into real world practice. You’ll work on real world projects in class, in our industry specific learning labs, and sometimes with real companies.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Johnson & Wales University. The opinions and text are all mine.