January 27, 2017

Experience Cleveland’s Neighborhoods Like a Clevelander: Tremont Edition

The following post is brought to you by Cori Finefrock, Full-time MBA candidate and lifelong Clevelander.

Case Western Reserve University attracts students from all over the globe to come spend a few years, or hopefully more, of their lives in the great Cleveland, Ohio. As a lifelong Clevelander, I am so grateful that so many people get to come and see all of the great things Cleveland has to offer. I am also grateful that I get to learn about different cultures from my classmates. You may notice, however, that Clevelanders have their own language, some unintentional inside jokes and some common complaints that don’t always make sense. I want to help people understand why we love what we love about Cleveland and why that gives us the license to complain every now and again. You are all on your path to being Clevelanders for life! Here is one challenge to help you along the way: Tremont Bingo!

I have lived in Tremont for four years, which is not long compared to many residents who have made this ever-changing neighborhood their home for decades. But, as with most millennials, I feel this gives me the right to tell you what things you should experience (I am kidding, kind of). Below is a bingo board to get you through some of the rites of passage of being a Tremont resident. Tremont has some of the best food in the entire city and is chalk full of culture in the form of numerous art galleries and historic sites. For many at the unviersity, Tremont is a short uber, bus ride, Rapid ride or car ride away.

Print out your Tremont Bingo card and get started on experiencing the neighborhood's amazing year-round offerings.

Disclaimer: this list isn’t comprehensive and it is possible that there are better sources on Tremont living than me :)

January 20, 2017

CMO Spring 2017 Career Search Checklist

The Weatherhead Career Management Office welcomes you back! We hope you had a wonderful holiday break. Now is the time to start focusing on finding an internship or full-time opportunity. We have outlined a checklist to be sure you are on track to reach your career goals. We look forward to connecting with you this semester!


  1. Update resume with new class projects or internship information
  2. Schedule a CMO meeting to practice your storyline, pitch and individual career strategy
  3. Review your LinkedIn profile and make updates
  4. Outreach to two networking contacts per week; schedule two informational interviews
  1. Outreach to five networking contacts per week; schedule three informational interviews
  2. Schedule a CMO meeting for mock interviews; Practice your pitch with five people
  3. Identify your top employers and conduct informational interviews; seek and apply for positions
  4. Case/WSOM events: CWRU career fair on (2/13); Casino Night (2/25)
  1. Outreach to 10 networking contacts per week; schedule four informational interviews; follow up with connections
  2. Schedule a meeting with CMO to review email communication, mock interviews and career strategy
  3. Meet with two professors about your career goals and ask for advice
  4. Identify and attend two networking events
  1. Outreach to 10 networking contacts per week; schedule informational interviews; follow up with connections
  2. Schedule a meeting with CMO to review email communication, mock interviews and career strategy
To see our schedule of upcoming career resource workshops for this semester, visit CareerLink!

Express Advising:  
Mondays from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. – noon

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.