Student Experience

The Student Experience Office in Graduate Student Services is here to assist all Weatherhead students with finding opportunities for involvement in clubs, tickets for local events, and connecting to the best resources on campus for your needs. Our office tries to provide experiences outside of the classroom that will complement the holistic learning environment of Weatherhead. The office’s primary responsibilities are:

  • Coordinate all major events at Weatherhead, including orientation and graduation for graduate students and Casino Night
  • Advise all graduate student clubs, including the governing body, the Graduate Business Student Association (GBSA)
  • Advocate for students, including for students who need disability accommodations
  • Conduct of students, as outlined in the Student Handbook

The Student Experience Office also coordinates the communication through the WeatherheadsUP e-newsletter (jointly with the Career Management Office) and the email listservs. We try to plug students into local events in Cleveland by offering discounted tickets to sporting, cultural, and educational programs. If there are any concerns or suggestions you have regarding your student experience at Weatherhead, please come to our office, we would be happy to see what we can do to improve and serve as advocates for the student experience.

Philosophical and Guiding Principles

  • Act within the best practices of applicable Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS)
  • Advocate for all masters and doctoral students within Weatherhead and CWRU
  • Be a safe and welcoming space for all students
  • Develop quality relationships with students without compromising professional responsibilities and roles
  • Serve all Weatherhead doctoral and masters students
    • Weatherhead undergraduates welcome to specific programs and all ticket sales



Graduate Student Services
Student Experience Office
150 Peter B. Lewis Building

Meenakshi Sharma; Assistant Dean of Career & Student Affairs Weatherhead School of Management
Meenakshi Sharma
Assistant Dean of Career & Student Affairs
George Smiltins; Student Services Specialist Weatherhead School of Management
George Smiltins
Student Services Specialist
Mimi Filsinger; Student Experience Coordinator Weatherhead School of Management
Mimi Filsinger
Student Experience Coordinator