The Part-Time MBA Student Experience

Just because you are a part-time MBA student does not mean that you cannot take advantage of the same resources available to students who are enrolled full-time. Weatherhead’s Career Management Office, Leadership Speaker Series and Student Clubs along with many other world-class programs and seminars held on the CWRU campus are all available to you as a busy professional.


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Job Search Tips: Don't Take a Break From Your Career Search This Holiday Season!

Julie Gutheil is the director of career development at Weatherhead's Career Management Office. While it may be tempting to take a break from your internship/job search during this winter break, you should remain focused on your goal and continue to engage in your search. This is an opportune time to focus on your search now that the fall semester is behind you. Below are some steps you can take

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Published 12/04/2014

Career Resources

Part-time students can access Weatherhead’s Career Management Office, participate in on-campus career fairs, attend employer information sessions on and off campus, and engage with professional associations throughout the city of Cleveland. Read more about Career Management.

Leadership Speaker Series

The Leadership Speaker Series brings dynamic members of the Cleveland business community to campus several times each semester. The topics discussed generally connect with student coursework and have included such areas as statistics, accounting, and organizational behavior. Many of the speakers have a relationship with Weatherhead or Case Western Reserve University, such as employees of Fifth Third Bank, Cleveland Clinic, and more, even our own Fred Collopy, PhD, a professor of information systems and vice dean of Weatherhead.

GBSA and Student Clubs

The Graduate Business Student Association (GBSA) along with other student clubs provide opportunities for professional development, local community service activities, engagement with employers, and social gatherings such as cultural dinners, happy hours and wine tastings with sommeliers.

Incoming students can run for a GBSA leadership position or join, revive or start a new student club with the assistance of the Weatherhead Student Experience Office. Here's a list of student clubs:

Class Profile and Diversity

The diversity of our student body enriches the Weatherhead experience with different perspectives. In addition to Dynamic Weatherhead Women in Business and the Multicultural Business Student Association, student groups that support diversity include local chapters of the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) and the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA).

Around the Neighborhood

If you are looking for something to do or somewhere to go with colleagues or classmates during your program, the area around Case Western Reserve—University Circle—is one of the most concentrated areas of health care, education, and arts and culture in the world. University Circle boasts 15 museums and cultural institutions, four medical centers, 10 religious organizations, more than 30 restaurants, and eight education centers.

Weatherhead is within walking distance of the city’s “new downtown,” called Uptown, which includes a specialty market, a local ice cream shop, pubs, the campus bookstore, the city’s new Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and casual to fine dining restaurant options.