May 18, 2017

Summer 2017 Career Strategy Plan

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Image result for got internshipSummer plans for every graduate student should include time set aside to focus on your career path. If you landed an internship – congratulations! However, there is still work to do, including networking with your new colleagues. If you are still on the internship hunt, make an appointment in CMO and we can assist you with your internship strategy. CMO has organized a list to streamline your career strategy plan for the summer months.

June 2017
·  Attend a networking event facilitated by the community:

 Join a group that aligns with your career focus and get involved:

July 2017
·         Create, or revisit, your target company list:

  •  Find contacts (alumni if possible) currently working at the company and request a 30 minute informational meeting or phone call
  • Only reach out to one person at each company to start
  • In preparation for meetings, research trends in the industry and recent news items
  • For more research tips go to the Document Library within CareerLink and review:
  • Company Research Resources
  • Kelvin Smith Library – Business Source Complete Search Strategy (2016)
  • Volunteer with a professional group in the community (see list above in June)
  • Update your resume with internship or volunteer experience from the summer

August 2017
  •  Check CareerLink weekly for new opportunities
  • Create job alerts on Glassdoor, LinkedIn, Indeed, etc., but remember, quality over quantity is best when applying
  • Attend a networking event (see list above in June)
  • Reach out to classmates (current and graduates) to see how their career path is going and trade tips

May 12, 2017

How to wear a cap and gown!

Graduates, may we have your attention please! Now that you have mastered the quantitative skills required to manage finances and developed the emotional intelligence to lead people and organizations, there is one more difficult, yet important task for you to learn: How to put on a graduation cap and gown! Don't worry, Weatherhead is here to help!

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 4, 2017

Check Out CLE 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.

We know you will be busy with work and internships this summer, but we hope you will leave plenty of time to get out and enjoy what Cleveland has to offer!

For those living around campus this summer, 
Coventry Village offers plenty of activities as well as a number of shops, restaurants, and entertainment. Highlights on the calendar include weekly movies in the park, a concert series, yoga sessions, a carnival party, and bike tune-up day. Click here for a full list of great activities.

Needing some beach time? Check out Thursday night happy hours at Edgewater Park starting in June. 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.

Looking to stay close to Weatherhead? University Circle has an endless number of events this summer.  One of our favorites is the Hessler Street Fair taking place June 3-4 that will feature food, vendors, live music, and much more. Wade Oval Wednesdays starts June 14 and runs through August. This event features a FREE concert each Wednesday night from 6-9 p.m. and also includes food trucks, vendors, theme nights, and activities which vary each week. Saturday, June 10 marks the Parade the Circle event! This is a parade of hand-crafted floats, stilt walkers, and local performers of all ages.

Be sure to also check out the Feast of the Assumption running from August 12-15 in Little Italy. This celebration features both religious and cultural events highlighted by an abundance of signature food items from the area’s restaurants. Another favorite is Cleveland One World Day Sunday, August 27. This event celebrates the many cultures represented in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens along Martin Luther King Blvd. Check out more University Circle events here.

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. Check out a great directory of activities for your summer!

If you get tired from doing all those sports yourself, leave it to the pros! The Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team is backing up last year’s championship season with another exciting playoff run this month. If you aren’t lucky enough to score tickets to a game, try a watch party! The Cleveland Indians baseball team will also be in the midst of their season so head downtown for a relaxing day in the sun and cheer on your local team!

Last, but certainly not least, make sure you take in a concert by the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra. Every summer the Orchestra plays a series of outdoor concerts at the Blossom Music Center. We highly recommend the July 1-4 shows, which will feature fireworks in celebration of Independence Day.

If you are looking for even more ways to explore Cleveland this summer, head to #ThisIsCle.

On behalf of the Office of Student Experience, we wish you a fantastic summer! Enjoy your city!