May 20, 2016

Internship search: A job in itself

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Finals are over.  Late night studying and projects/papers are behind you. You have had a few weeks to relax and catch up with friends and family. Then, enter complete panic mode when you realize you are still looking for a summer internship and some of your classmates have already started one! Relax. There is still time to find an internship, however the search must be taken seriously.

Map out a routine. For instance, every morning spend one to two hours emailing potential contacts on LinkedIn. Ask an alum that you met at an event this past year if they have time to grab coffee or lunch - your treat.  Another option is to reconnect with your undergraduate classmates and contacts. Networking is key to learning about potential jobs and maximizing your network.

Create a “Targeted Company List.” Determine which companies interest you most by industry. Find contacts at those companies and reach out requesting an informational conversation. Begin researching the company culture. This targeted company list will be your internship search blueprint and it will assist you in your job search in the fall.

Check CareerLink, LinkedIn, and other job posting sites for an hour. Set a goal. Determine how many internships to apply to each day such as five postings a day. Remember tailoring your resume and cover letter to each role is key. Be flexible. If you are having trouble finding something in a particular city then look in surrounding cities or a different state. It will be worth it to relocate for just two or three months to gain industry experience.

Explore the CMO resources on the Intranet including campus resources, job portals, industry resources and salary information.
  • MBA Focus (soon to be GradLeaders); this network lists job postings specifically for MBA students and is updated regularly.
  • Careershift, located on CareerLink under the Jobs link, which is called CareerShift. This is another resource that pulls job leads from multiple job boards. There are also other outside links under Jobs in CareerLink that are worth investigating.
  • Going Global, specifically helpful for international students, is a paid subscription that posts jobs/internships regularly. It also gives guides about particular cities/states and countries. You can also search to see what employers’ petition for H-1B, which can guide you to the companies willing to sponsor you when you graduate.
As always, if you have any questions regarding any of our resources, please come in and meet with Meghan Radford or contact her at or 216.368.8638. Also, if you would like to meet with another advisor to discuss job/internship strategy - please call 216.368.3662 or email to schedule an appointment.

CMO’s office hours for the summer will be Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Please stop in for a visit!

May 13, 2016

Graduation 2016: How to Wear a Cap and Gown

Class of 2016: Congratulations! You made it! We look forward to celebrating your achievements this commencement weekend. We have a full day of events planned for you and your family, including our Annual Family Appreciation Lunch. Check out the day's full schedule of events here & be sure to share your photos & videos using #WSOMgrad. You can also follow us on Twitter (@caseweatherhead), Instagram (@caseweatherhead) or Snapchat (caseweatherhead).

This year's university commencement address will be delivered by Case Western Reserve JD and MBA double alumnus, university trustee and EY Global Chairman and CEO Mark A. Weinberger. The Weatherhead diploma ceremony speaker is Majdi B. Abulaban, MBA '90, senior vice president of Delphi and president of Delphi Electrical/Electronic Architecture (E/EA).

Finally, we have one more assignment for the graduating class: Before you step inside your graduation regalia on commencement day, take two minutes to watch our video on how to wear a cap and gown:

May 6, 2016

Cleveland in the Summer

The following blog post is brought to you by Weatherhead's Office of Student Experience, which 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.

There are so many things to do in Cleveland in the summer! We know that you will likely be busy with work and internships, but a recharge is necessary for everyone.

For those living around campus this summer, Coventry Village offers plenty of activities sure to give you great memories of Cleveland. Kicking off the summer, on May 30, a bike tune up with trained bicycle mechanics on hand to provide free tune ups and minor repairs, will be held on the corner of Euclid Heights Blvd and Coventry. Engaging the free spirit of Coventry is easy with Friday night cult classics played outside in Coventry P.E.A.C.E. park. I recommend checking out the Prince classic Purple Rain on Friday, June 12. Click Here for a full list of great activities, including pie fights and drum circles.

Needing some beach time? Check out Thursday night happy hours at Edgewater Park starting Thursday, June 11. Averaging a few thousand people every week, this is surely a great place to meet some new people in your area or just have a great time with your crew.

Saturday June 13 marks the 26th Parade the Circle event! This is a parade of hand crafted floats, stilt walkers, and local performers of all ages. A classic Cleveland event that gives you amazing photo-ops to send home! My favorite are the giant papiermache puppets and the elaborate wheelchair costumes made for the residents of local assisted living facilities.

Fairly new to the scene, but quickly becoming a beloved tradition, Cleveland World Festival will move up its date this year beginning at 11 a.m. on Sunday, August 3. This event celebrates the many cultures represented in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens along Martin Luther King Blvd. Check out some photos from last year!

And don’t forget, Cleveland is a gorgeous forest city when all the plants are in bloom. Get in touch with nature, and yourself, by visiting any of our Metroparks. There are plenty of new sports and activities to try out on your own or with some friends. Imagine a fun date learning to paddle board! Check out a great directory of sporting activities for your summer!

On behalf of the Office of Student Experience, we have had a wonderful time getting to know the students. We hope you have a fantastic summer, with lots of stories to tell.