October 7, 2016

Welcome to Fall, Weatherhead!

The following blog post is brought to you by Alexis Hayman, director of Weatherhead's Office of Student Experience (STEX). STEX is here to assist students with finding opportunities for experiences outside of the classroom that will complement the holistic learning environment of Weatherhead. Learn more.

Northeast Ohio has so much to offer every season, and fall is no exception. First, did you know that our area has made many national lists for the most beautiful autumn leaves? Here is but one article listing Cleveland Metroparks and Cuyahoga National Park as a top ten fall foliage destination. While the rest of the country are packing their bags and gassing their cars for a day trip to take in the brilliant colors and natural wonder of the season, all you need to do is walk outside.

Of course, there is plenty more to do in the coming months. New to Cleveland? New to American Halloween? Want to experience a Weatherhead tradition unlike anything else this year? Buy your ticket to the Weatherheadless Ball! On October 29, Weatherhead's Graduate Student Business Association will be hosting the Weatherheadless Ball on the ground level of the Peter B. Lewis building. Tickets are on sale and are an amazing $15 dollars for the first 150 students. The admission price gets you four drinks (beer or wine), fantastically catered array of delicious food and live entertainment from 8 p.m. to midnight. Worried about a costume? We will have costume making material ready for you! Just come ready to create, party and live out the most fun Weatherhead has to offer.

Another local tradition can be found at Patterson’s Fruit Farm. A local favorite, Patterson’s Fruit Farm (8765 Mulberry Road Chesterland, OH 44026) features an apple picking orchard, fresh pumpkins, hayrides and a farm shop full of delicious, locally grown and made apple sauces, apple ciders, pies, baked goods, apple chips and other fall treats. Get your friends, throw on your favorite sweater, and make an afternoon of it!

If you have some extra time, and are ready for a day trip, try Nickajack Farms. With pony rides, a corn cannon, pedal carts, and a fantastic Fall Festival, this is a destination for sure.

And what fall post would be complete without a haunted house listing. Ohio is a state full of farmland and many large, open spaces for fear enthusiasts to create epic haunted houses. A complete list and description would be far beyond what this blog post could cover. Suffice it to say, whatever your pleasure, Cleveland and its surrounding areas have plenty of options to meet your blood curdling desires. Check out the Cleveland.com top choices for 2016!

October 3, 2016

Entrepreneurship Events in October

Is the entrepreneur inside of you ready to do instead of just dream? The Weatherhead School of Management is pleased to promote the following events this month on the topic of entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurship, Design, Innovation Showcase + Information Reception
D: Wednesday, October 5
T: 5:30-7 p.m.
L: Thwing Center
Learn about: Pitch events, hackathons and competitions with $100,000+ in prizes, legal issues related to start-up formation + more.
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Entrepreneurship, Tech and Innovation
D: Friday, October 14
T: 2-4 p.m.
L: George S. Dively Building, Room 202
Michael Goldberg, assistant professor of design & innovation, will discuss entrepreneurship and innovation with tech leaders, Anand Swaminathan, senior partner at McKinsey & Company, and Rex Tibbens, COO of Lyft.
Learn more

Pitch U: Elevator Pitch Competition
D: Saturday, October 15
T: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
L: The University of Akron, College of Business Administration
Learn how to develop an elevator pitch for your business idea, pitch to a panel of early stage investors, and compete for a chance to win prize money.
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Start Up Sales: An Inside Look
D: Wednesday, October 19
T: 5:15 p.m. (reception to follow)
L: Sears Think[Box]
Join Scott Edmonds, MBA ‘07, as he shares his experience as vice president of sales at Autopilot, a high-tech start up.
Learn more

September 30, 2016

Work vs Life: The Showdown

It doesn't seem to matter what stage of life you're in, there's a constant push and pull between work and non-work life. As a manager or future leader of people, how do you balance, or integrate, your career and your personal life? Do you live to work or work to live?

In the Weatherhead School of Management's magazine, beyond, we tackle the challenge of work-life balance, or imbalance, asking experts for tips on how to keep up, how times are changing, and what you can do to help yourself and others achieve better work-life integration, and thus improve satisfaction and productivity in the workplace.

View all of the work-life-balance related articles in the series on beyond, or explore each here:

Did you know that 90% of American mothers and 95% of American fathers report experiencing conflict between work and life? Learn more in our feature article, "Work-Life (Im)Balance."

Listen in to the first and second episodes of our podcast, Beyond Management, with panelists Lori Neiswander, Erin Hendrick, Susan Hinze, Lisa Jackman, and Melvin Smith as they navigate the realities of work-life integration and what organizations can do to improve it.
Are you in a position of management already and looking for some tips on how to help your staff? Spot the symptoms before the blow-up by watching for these warning signs your staff member is over-stressed, from Richard Boyatzis, PhD, Distinguished University Professor, H.R. Horvitz Professor of Family Business and professor of organizational behavior at Weatherhead.

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