Career Development Center and Returning Orientation
I was inspired to blog after this morning's returning student orientation at ye olde PBL. It is clear that serious changes are happening at Weatherhead, and for the better. The school is obviously in flux. We have a superior interim dean team - Professors Reddy and Grant are top notch faculty with great reputations in and out of the classroom and, as I understand it, strong support from the faculty.
Wouldn't a search committee, which I assume will form after Case has a president (unless it has already formed and I just haven't heard), want the same qualities in a permanent dean team? Haven't so many of WSOM's issues stemmed from gaps between administration and faculty? I don't know if Professors Reddy and Grant have any interest in being permanent deans. If they are interested...am I missing something here? Let's cut a ribbon or something, or bash a bottle of champagne against the USS Peter B. Lewis.
I'd also like to give an extended shout out to the Career Development Center. That was a fabulous presentation you gave this morning. It gave me great confidence that I now have an effective resource to help me focus my career plans and get that first job out of Weatherhead. Regina has done a great job setting the agenda and snagging a high-class team. I'll be harassing y'all a lot starting soon.
Welcome back 2nd years, welcome new people. Let's make sure to socialize while we dig into the trenches for the coming semester.