Experiential Education & Academics

Experiential education will be at the heart of your Johnson & Wales experience. What is “experiential education”? In short, it means that your coursework will give you the knowledge you need to succeed in your 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.

98.8% JWU Charlotte Career Outcome Rate*

255 internship sites in 27 states and 3 countries

1,165 on-campus student interviews

*For an explanation of the career outcomes rate and other information, visit JWU Student Consumer Information.

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Experiential Education & Academics Videos

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Meet Chef Instructors at our Charlotte Campus

Go inside culinary with our our chef instructors — and learn how they open up the industry to you in our hands-on Baking & Pastry Arts, Culinary Arts and Food Service Management programs.
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My Favorite Faculty: Sarah Malik

"Now that I have her for this Food Service Management class," JWU student Ehron says, "it really shows me that everything she said is true. I can pretty much do whatever under the umbrella of hospitality."
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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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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.
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Baking & Pastry Students Get Creative at JWU Charlotte

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