Student Experience

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What’s it like to be a Weatherhead School of Management undergraduate student at Case Western Reserve University? We are one big community of students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. From study abroad trips to ice cream socials, student clubs to case competitions, you are sure to find your niche at CWRU. 

Undergraduate life at our internationally recognized university fosters a level of exploration, discovery and learning that will challenge and delight avid minds. You’ll also engage in educational opportunities outside of the university that will help you develop the leadership skills to change the world around you. 

How Will You Get Involved?


Share the excitement of academic discovery, which can be the springboard to your fulfilling career. Beyond what you learn in the classroom, you'll also have the chance to grow your knowledge through:


Campus-wide events and service projects offer ways to connect with the community. Here, you'll be able to quickly get involved in:

Coffee Connections 

Coffee Connections is an opportunity for you to connect with a Weatherhead graduate over a cup of coffee or online. This opportunity allows alumni to share their experiences and career insights with you and gives you the opportunity to share their CWRU and Weatherhead experience with alumni.

There have been great success stories of students gaining knowledge about industry trends and learning networking tips, and alumni feeling more involved with the school.

The meetings run 30-45 minutes and can be in person or virtually depending on the location of the Weatherhead School graduate. In ideal cases, you’ll stay in touch throughout the semester and begin to build an ongoing relationship.

How to Participate

Each fall, students are invited to complete the Coffee Connections registration form, and Weatherhead School staff match students with a graduate. Please understand that our staff may not be able to make exact interest or preference matches in all cases, but we know that any connection between students and alumni can be beneficial as stories and experiences are shared. 

Also, please note that depending on the number of students interested in participation in the program, there may be a waitlist. You'll be matched on a first-come, first serve basis in conjunction with match preferences.

Undergraduate Coffee Connections is a program that runs in the fall semester. You must attend a Coffee Connections workshop in order to participate in the program. 

Around the Neighborhood

Weatherhead School is nestled in the heart of Cleveland and its arts and cultural district, University Circle. You’ll enjoy living, learning and playing in one of the most concentrated areas of healthcare, education and arts and culture in the world.  

University Circle boasts of 15 museums and cultural institutions like the world-famous Cleveland Orchestra and Cleveland Museum of Art, four medical centers including Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals, more than 30 restaurants, and a total of eight education centers.