CWRU business student’s 4 steps to success

Aletheia Uechi

Looking back at her four years at Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management, the path that led to accounting major Aletheia Uechi’s preparation for her next step becomes crystal clear.

Step 1: Business courses from the start
At CWRU, your business courses start the first semester of your first year, setting the stage for a rich undergraduate education. 

Step 2: Leadership 
Aletheia served as president of the international accounting and finance society Beta Alpha Psi. Through her involvement, she gained valuable contacts and insights into the business world. She also served as a student representative to Weatherhead’s faculty committee on undergraduate studies.

Step 3: Forming deep connections
“One thing that I particularly love about Weatherhead is the intimate class sizes, where I get to know my professors on a personal level. Without their care and willingness to mentor me, I would not be where I am today.”

In fact, it was the guidance of faculty and other members of her student organizations that helped lead Aletheia to…. 

Step 4: Top-notch internships
Aletheia held two highly impactful internship experiences—one at a Big Four accounting firm as well as a local accounting firm.

Next step: More work experience and completing her master’s
After another internship at Deloitte this summer, Aletheia, a student in the integrated accounting/MAcc program, will return to CWRU for one last semester, completing her master’s degree and then sitting for the CPA exam.


Aletheia’s story is impressive, but it is not unique. As a business student at CWRU, you, too, will be surrounded by smart friends, caring mentors, real-world internship opportunities (84 percent of business students complete at least two internships!) and a business education that leads to your success.