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meet the 2019 wolstein inductees

The fourteenth class of Weatherhead undergraduate students were inducted into the Wolstein Society this month.

This prestigious society recognizes outstanding senior undergraduate students who represent the spirit of enterprise as demonstrated by leadership, scholarship, community service and professional will.

Meet the inductees.
2019 bowers economic forecast

Ellen Zentner, chief U.S. economist and managing director at Morgan Stanley, returns to Cleveland Friday, December 6 to present the David A. Bowers Economic Forecast.

Zentner, recipient of the Lawrence R. Klein Award in 2018, will provide insight on the market-moving trends she’s observing and will be available to answer audience questions.

Register now to hear one of “Bloomberg’s Best” top U.S. economic forecasters.
weatherhead strategic planning update

Thank you to all who have participated in the Strategic Planning forums and surveys. We have concluded the initial set of eight forums and retrieved inputs from faculty, staff, students and alumni. Many responded to our surveys, including over 300 from alumni alone. We are moving into the analysis and interpretation stage, along with collecting additional information on external forces that are shaping business education. 

Read the full update.
Coaching with compassion vs. coaching for compliance
Organizational behavior faculty Richard Boyatzis, Melvin Smith and Ellen Van Oosten published an article on coaching with compassion on the US Chamber of Commerce website. They discuss how to foster connection and positive emotion to motivate learning and change.
The Impact of electric vehicles
Susan Helper, professor of economics, weighs in on the impact of electric car manufacturing and trade agreements that impact this industry. 

She says, "there's a risk of losing not just production jobs in EVs but also design engineering jobs" and discusses the significant role of policy. 
other news & stories
Assistant Professor of Economics Jenny Hawkins discussed the nature of temporary workers in production and the situation surrounding the current strike by GM workers. Read more.
Scott Shane, professor of economics, discusses venture capital and Comeback Capital's thesis of investing in startups in the Midwest on CNBC's, The Exchange.
alumni spotlight
Julie Jacono, BS ‘94; MBA ‘98
SVP, Chief Strategy Officer, MetroHealth
Julie Jacono, BS '94, MBA '98, was named the Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at MetroHealth. Jacono will oversee the growing health system's business strategy and development, innovation, performance improvement and market intelligence. Read more.
jennifer laclair, mba '01
chief financial officer, ally bank
Jennifer LaClair, MBA '01, is the Chief Financial Officer at Ally Bank. LaClair joined Ally in 2018 after time at McKinsey & Company and PNC. Hear why LaClair chose Weatherhead to pursue her MBA. Read the story.
edmonds e-talk
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CWRU Campus

Bowers Economic Forecast
December 6
Cleveland Marriott
Weatherhead 100
December 12
Hilton Cleveland

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apply for the morgenthalyer startup competition 

Current Case Western Reserve University students or graduates of the last five years are invited to enter this year's Morgenthaler-Pavey Startup Competition. The competition gives entrepreneurs the chance to win up to $25,000 to grow their ventures. The deadline to apply is Nov. 22.

Learn more.

growing your network
Weatherhead Alumni Advisory Council Members took the time to share best practices on how to grow networks and leverage personal contacts to secure a career after graduate school. The cross-cohort event brought together full- and part-time MBA candidates with Weatherhead alumni for learning and networking.

The next Cohort Collaborative will take place in Spring 2020.

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