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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Kate Banahan is the associate director of career and employer development at Weatherhead's Career Management Office. Remember the time you arrived at The Jolly Scholar after a long day just after the happy hour time ended? This is how employers feel when candidates do not come prepared with questions to ask at the end of an interview. “It’s absolutely a decision maker,” says Julie Fratus (MBA
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:
- Adventure Club
- Design for America
- Entrepreneurship Club (E-Club)
- Finance and Investment Club
- Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)
- Health System Management and Bioscience Club
- Leadership and Organizational Behavior Club
- Marketing and Strategy Club
- Multicultural Club
- Net Impact Club
- Operations Club
- Sports Management Club
- Tie Youth (Immigrant Entrepreneur's Club)
- Weatherhead Consulting Club
- Weatherhead Wine Society
- Weatherhead Women in Business
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).