I recently had the pleasure of interviewing with Maureen Dumas, Vice President of Experiential Education & Career Services at Johnson & Wales.
As I can see, the success of the program can be attributed to many different factors. First off, the staff in the experiential education office works very hard to meet the expectations of both students and employers. There main goals is to provide real-world learning experiences for students to help them take their classroom learning and apply it to projects they are assigned by employers in the workplace.
The interview focuses mostly on how the university helps to prepare students for their internship experience; but it also gives students some great tips on what they need to do to be a successful intern.