Staff Spotlight: Tiffany Welch, Senior Coordinator, Undergradute Integrated Studies
Q: What is your current job title?
I am the Senior Coordinator within Weatherhead's Undergraduate Integrated Studies.
Q: How long have you worked at Weatherhead?
I’ve worked here since May 2004.
Q: What is your hometown? What brought you to Cleveland/North East Ohio?
I am originally from Massillon, OH. Graduate school, friends and work all drew me to Cleveland.
Q: I understand you have been preparing to sit for the CPA. Please tell us a bit about your experience in the program and preparing for the exam. In May 2001, I graduated from Weatherhead’s joint MAcc/MBA program and began working in public accounting in New York City. I never had time to properly prepare for and sit for the CPA exam, so I am currently in the process of doing so. Although I no longer work in accounting specifically, it is something that I would personally like to accomplish.
Q: If someone needs to find you throughout the day, what is the most likely place you are located? At my desk or running around campus, because I work with the undergraduate program I often have to make trips to the Quad. It is a nice walk during the mild months, but when it is really hot and humid or windy and cold it is not much fun!
Q: In your opinion, what do you believe is the best aspect of working at Weatherhead?
The people. I work with and have met so many extraordinary people at Case.
Q: What is your most memorable Weatherhead memory?
During winter break of my second year at WSOM I attended the institute in Strasbourg, France. I went early with four other students and we had a great experience, both from a personal and an educational aspect.
Q: What do you like to do in your spare time?
I play co-ed, touch football. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends, as well as reading. I used to play tennis and would like to pick it back up.
Q: What do you do to deal with stress?
I talk to my family and friends. I don’t think that it is healthy to hold things in so even if there is no resolution it eases my mind just to talk about my issues or concerns.
Q: What was your worst job experience and why?
When I began my undergraduate studies I had visions of being a surgeon, so one summer I worked for some family friends that were orthopedic surgeons. It was a great experience, but one of my daily tasks was running biopsies from the office to the hospital. They were sealed in clear, plastic biohazard bags and I won’t describe what they looked like, but let’s just say that you didn’t want to be toting the bags around close to lunch time!
Q: What is a surprising fact about you that you would like to share with the Weatherhead community?
I am a closet John Denver fan; well, actually I am quite open about it! My parents were huge fans, so I heard his music all of the time growing up. Everyone likes to make fun of me because I know the words to all of his songs! It is tragic that his life was cut short…if you don’t know what I am talking about you can google him and find out…and take a listen!