Weatherhead equips undergraduate students with the knowledge and skills needed to realize professional aspirations in their future careers, but our role does not end there. A vast array of university resources and services exist to assist undergraduates with interest assessment, career exploration, career planning and decision making, and finding internships and full-time employment in such areas as:
- Public accounting firms including Big 4 firms as well as regional/local firms
- Management consulting firms
- Banking and other financial service firms
- Or varied industries as analysts or management trainees
Preparing through Action
Career preparation begins at Weatherhead during the sophomore year via ORBH 250 – Leading People (LEAD I), a course that covers fundamental business topics, including human resources, labor relations, and organizational behavior, and that also features career development activities. As part of the coursework, students research career options and learn important skills for securing internships and gaining experience.
CWRU’s affiliations with hundreds of companies, non-profit organizations, and government agencies in Cleveland and around the world make it easy to gain work experience. Summer internships and semester-long co-op opportunities abound, and our Action Learning course for seniors includes our distinctive “consulting boot camp”; students follow this intensive experience up by putting into practice all that they have learned in a real-life consulting project for a local company.
Recent interns and graduates have obtained positions with the following Fortune 500 companies, among many other employers:
- American Greetings
- Key Bank
- Ernst & Young
- McKinsey & Co.
Resources and Services
The University Career Center is a primary resource for undergraduate career assistance. Students are encouraged to access the center for services such as mock interviews, resume critiques, workshops, career fairs and other services and support.