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.
Other Resources and Services
Meet the Accountants Breakfast
Sponsored by Beta Alpha Psi in collaboration with the University Career Center. Accounting students—both BS in Accounting and Master of Accountancy—and employers participate in this event. With more than 25+ firms and companies looking to hire CWRU students for internships, practicums, and entry positions, this event allows students to network with several firms in one location.
Sponsored by the WSOM Career Management Office and the University Career Center. Undergraduate and graduate students connect with prospective employers looking for business students for both full-time and internship opportunities.
University Career Center Resources
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.