Monday, December 8, 2014

The deadline to register for the 2015 Northeast Region Competitive Events Conference is December 19

Print the registration form and submit it to the NSO Office before break.  Questions, call NSO at 401-598-2345 or email nso@jwu.edu.

Click here to download the form

Tuesday, December 2, 2014


Back by popular demand, the Northeast Region Competitive Events Conference will be held on JWU’s Downcity Campus on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. Join fellow JWU NSO students and peers from schools throughout the Northeast for this fun day of competitive events, workshops, an awards program and more.
Register by Dec. 19 for just $5! (Rate rises to $10 after Dec. 19; Jan. 23 is final registration deadline.) Regional conference winners and participants may be invited to attend DECA, SkillsUSA, and PBL nationals. If you have any questions, contact the NSO office at 598-2345.
We hope you will join us!

Monday, November 24, 2014

JWU NSO Goes to NYC: Collegiate Leadership Academy

With busy streets, global companies, and buildings kissing the sky; New York City is the epicenter of the business world, and JWU NSO took the Big Apple by storm last weekend, Nov. 13 - 15.

DECA hosted the Collegiate Leadership Academy (CLA) at Hotel Pennsylvania. CLA gave NSO members a sneak peek into the worlds of global fashion, business, entertainment, and marketing leaders.  Members participated in tracks for Advertising, Sports & Entertainment Marketing, International Business & Finance, Fashion Merchandising & Retail Management, and Hospitality & Culinary Arts. Students in each track spent time touring major companies in their respective industry and participated in a case study competition.

Company visits included Brand Union, Bloomingdales, Bloomberg, NASDAQ, and Radio City Music Hall.

“The companies we saw were really amazing,” said Joe Esposito.  “I got to see Bloomberg and the New York Stock Exchange. Did you know Bloomberg is not just finance but it is actually Finance and Television? I actually got to see Michael Bloomberg which was really cool!”

“It was incredible to get a glimpse into the world of big-brand marketing at Brand Union, more specialized operations at a boutique agency, and in-house marketing at Sweetriot,” said TJ Lind. “It blew me away how diverse the marketing industry is and to see the immense opportunity.”

Perhaps one of the biggest takeaways from CLA was networking. Hundreds of student leaders from every corner of the country met and worked together at this conference.

Finally, after the conclusion of business tours, case-study presentations, and networking events, everyone gathered in the grand ballroom for CLA’s closing session. Johnson & Wales students took home first place in three out of four events at the conference--no easy feat.

Johnson & Wales left our mark on the 2014 Collegiate Leadership Academy. This is just the beginning, though. DECA ICDC is around the corner, and it’s shaping up to be a big year for us

Monday, November 3, 2014

Wondering What Has Been Going On With NSO?

Join us for an NSO Members Meeting:

When:  November 10th at 7:30pm

Where:  Room 248 of the Friedman Center
Harborside Campus

This meeting is open to all members in any part of NSO.
See you there!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

CAA at the Color Run

CAA's main event this year has been the Color Run, in which over 3 days, Oct 3-5th had somewhere between 10-15 volunteers.  Although the event was the Color Run, CAA works with the Partnership for Providence Parks, a non-profit here in Providence, so volunteer duties ranged from runner sign in/bib pick up, stationed color tossers, road managers, spinning cotton candy, and facilitating a "park wish" art project before and after the run. In helping the Partnership gain volunteers through CAA, and CAA's efforts to get JWU's classes and communities get involved, they were able to have over 2,000 volunteers, and received over $8,000 from the Color Run! 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Six Flags Fun

Not even a steady rain could dampen NSO students’ Six Flags spirits on Saturday, Oct. 4. Forty-nine students traveled from JWU to Agawam, Mass., ready to tackle Goliath, Bizarro, and more. After enjoying lunch and getting a couple of rides in, students had to re-board the buses when the park closed due to weather. Fortunately, all received a voucher to return under sunnier skies.

In these photos taken at Six Flags, NSO students Jacqueline Lynch, Dani Pluskalowski, and Brianna Portelli pose with new friends while taking cover from the rain

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Dues Reminder

To guarantee your NSO scholarship's renewal, you are required to contribute$75 for membership dues each year.  Membership dues help support the valuable activities offered by NSO.  They entitle you to automatic membership in our organizations and free or discounted rates on NSO- related activities, including travel. 
How to Make Your Payment:
Option 1:  Visit Student Financial Services (Downcity or Harbobrside) to pay in person.
Option 2: Call Student Financial Services at 1-800-343-2565 or 401-598-1468 and pay with a credit card.
*NSO dues payment cannot be combined with tuition payments
*NSO scholarship recipients who do not pay their dues by the end of the first term jeopardize their scholarship awards will incur a late fee.  

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