January 6, 2017

Welcome Back Students: What's on tap this semester

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.

Welcome Back Students!

The second semester at Weatherhead is always exciting. There are many things to look forward to. Spring will be here soon, Casino Night is a few weeks away, and faculty award nominations are being collected, which is always a sure sign that, for many of you, graduation is on the horizon!

Increasing your involvement with student activities is a great New Year’s resolution. For those of you ready to dive into 2017, here are some of the great things coming up this semester!

Advanced Orientation for International Students: A six-part series will start on January 30 for all international students who would like more in-depth discussion and learning about life in the United States. A certificate of completion is available for all students who attend five out of six sessions. Wednesdays from 1:30 - 2:30. Registration is limited, so sign up early! Register here.

Casino Night 2017: On February 25, join Weatherhead for an exciting night of casino gaming, drinks, food and dancing at the Silver Grille. Come make wonderful winter memories with your classmates and build networks that will last a lifetime! First 150 tickets are only $30. Buy tickets here!

Business Tips for the Global Woman: On January 26 join Women in Business, the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women and Student Experience for a conversation with Lubrizol executive Ka-Pi Hoh, PhD on international women in the American workplace. Register here.

Faculty Nominations: Love one of your professors? Nominate them for the Excellence in Teaching award! The nomination form is now open and more information will be distributed soon. Nominate here.

December 16, 2016

Prepare for the CMO Final: Five career steps to take over winter break

Follow Weatherhead's Career Management Office (CMO) on Twitter @weatherheadcmo.

It's that time of year again when students are trying to finish up projects and papers as well as study for exams. Remember, there is light at the end of the tunnel! Soon you'll be done and then it will be time to relax!

However, the Career Management Office suggests that you do some homework during your free-time over break. Pretend this is your last final to prepare for and make the most of your upcoming winter break.

Create: Make a list of your top 40 companies. Once your list is complete start actively checking the company website and set up Google alerts for information/postings at that company. Most importantly, begin targeted outreach to contacts within the organization including alumni if possible, and those in roles/departments in which you're interested.

Network: Join the Weatherhead School of Management group page on LinkedIn and start reaching out to your professional network. You can send a quick email within the group—10 emails a week would be ideal! Remember, each email should be tailored to the person you're addressing and have a specific purpose. For example, schedule an initial informational phone conversation to learn more about the contact's professional background and experience. Also if you are planning to travel over break, research any possible network connections living in the location you will be traveling to and try to arrange a coffee meeting.

Research: Review the Behavioral Interview questions on the Intranet. CareerShift and Vault are also good references that can be found on CareerLink under Jobs.

Interview: Schedule a mock interview with the CMO staff.

Apply: Submit a minimum of five applications per week. Remember to tailor your applications whenever possible.

This may not be a real final but it is one to take seriously for your future career path. If you're in town over winter break then feel free to stop in and schedule an appointment. Our email is wsom-cmo@case.edu and phone number is 216.368.3662. We look forward to hearing from you soon. The CMO team wishes you good luck on your remaining projects/finals! Enjoy your holiday break!

December 9, 2016

It's Not Easy Being Green: What cities are doing to become more sustainable?

Cities in the United States are exploring and implementing ways to incorporate greener business practices. Because we believe that future managers must be prepared to lead businesses with an eye for how business can be an agent of world benefit, flourishing enterprise and sustainable value are among the strengths-based management principles taught at Weatherhead.

Weatherhead's beyond magazine explores how our cities are making changes, examples of cities embracing sustainability, and ways civic leaders and city planners can save our older cities:
  • Sustainable Cities: Residents are returning to urban centers, upping the ante for cities to create sustainable communities. Read more...
  • Tales of Green Cities: Whether it's bike sharing in New York City or curbside composting in San Francisco, U.S. cities are embracing sustainability from coast to coast. Read more...
  • Depopulation to Reconcentration: Robin Dubin, PhD, offers a way to save our older cities. Read more...
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