GBSA President's Message

GBSA President's Message

Posted 9.21.06

Dear Weatherhead Students,  

Well, you should be settled into your classes by now and deep into assignments, projects and your career search.  Thank you to everyone that assisted with orientation for new students and re-orientation for continuing students.  Lots of good information was gained and it set a great tone for the beginning of a new school year.  If you missed out on the Career Development Centers presentations, please stop by and schedule a meeting—the new team is full of need-to-know career advice, great ideas and – of course – champagne toasts for our newly employed.

An extra special thank you to Andy Male, GBSA VP of Finance for designing and putting together two Excel and PowerPoint camps already this year.  Over 80 students and staff attended the 3-hour sessions where they learned the necessary skills that today’s MBA employers require as well as useful tips for becoming Office masters in the real world.  By popular demand, a third session is being planned for those who could not attend previous sessions.

There was an overwhelming response for the networking session with the Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club on September 14th.  Students refined their elevator pitches while interacting with young professionals and picked up some extra tidbits about networking.  We hope to partner with the 20/30 club for future events.  There was also great attendance and engagement at the first Leaders on Leadership with Mayor Frank Jackson on September 15th.  Thank you for showing up, looking good and engaging in some very important conversations.

Congratulations to the newly elected GBSA officers:
Cyrus Phansalker-1st year communications chairperson
Chetan Borkhetaria- 1st year academic and students affairs chairperson
Jesse Corn- 1st year social and cultural affairs chairperson
Julie Marks- MSM Chairperson
Dep Ahuja- Accelerated Chairperson
Greg Solomon- Evening Chairperson

Mark your calendars for the following, very exciting events:

Meet with the Deans- Mohan Reddy and Julia Grant
Evening Students- Thursday, September 28h 5:30-6:30 p.m. PBL 103
Day Students- Thursday, October 19th 12-1 p.m. location TBD

Pull up a Chair – a new monthly mixer for students and faculty
Thursday, September 28th 4-6:15 p.m. PBL 103, refreshments will be served, RSVP by Monday, September 25th to and let us know if you'd like to participate in the ping-pong tournament.

Leaders on Leadership- Richard J. Hipple, Chairman & CEO Brush Engineered Metals
Friday, October 13th 4 p.m.; this is an opportunity to have a question and answer session with a CEO- so send me your questions by October 1st.

BAWB Global Forum October 23-25th, if interested in a scribe position, please go to the BAWB office (2nd floor of the Peter B. Lewis Building) and sign up.

We look forward to your active engagement in these and club events this year as well as your comments and suggestions. Your GBSA team is always open to programming ideas and opportunities so feel free to reach me at with your ideas and concerns.


Lynnette Jackson, MBA Candidate 2007
Graduate Business School Association

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