Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University

Ohio, United States | Private

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I am a currently studying at Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. My Program is Master's in Operations Research & Supply Chain Management (ORSC). ORSC is a 39 credit course, spread over an 18 month course duration (1.5 year) and is a STEM accredited program which allows an OPT extension up to 24 months. This means you may be eligible for up to three years of work in the United States without a work visa. (You can visit the U.S. government's website for more information on the official website.) I clearly remember the time when I was in the application process, and it was difficult for me to get inside information and contacts for this course at this university since there were few Indian students who have been through this course. Hence, I would like to share my experience and a brief introduction including: course related issues, living arrangements, on-campus and off-campus jobs and other program related FAQs. I hope this article will be helpful for any related issue and question pertaining to the school, program, life and so on. I also welcome students to send me private emails that contain program specific queries. I hope to provide all the information you need for making your journey at Case Western Reserve University as smooth as possible. If there is any question, please see our official website of our program. All the most official and updated information is on the official website.




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Though Cleveland is a rather nice city even by itself, and you should find anything and everything you need right here, there are a number of places to visit even once you get out. Detroit and Pittsburgh are both 2-3 hours away by road, while downtown Cleveland is just a 20 minute walk away.


Featuring the sculptural profile, gleaming stainless steel siding, and gravity-defying angles that audiences have come to associate with the architect Frank Gehry, our building both sets our school apart and, quite literally, reflects our prestigious surroundings. Apart from the green campus with some state-of-the-art buildings and my course, I do boast about my school to other friends. The building has an area of approximately 150,000 square feet (14,000 m2) and stands five stories tall. The building's decentralized design was chosen so that, “Faculty offices, classrooms and meeting areas are distributed on every floor to encourage informal interaction and complement the Weatherhead School’s learner-centered curricula.” This little academic building Ohio has proven to be a masterpiece.

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Supporting the statement made by Yocket - "If you’re doing your Masters at Case Western, there’s a good chance that you’ll be living off campus, since that’s where most grad students end up". Although the university is building housing residents for Graduate students, there's a high chance that you'll end up staying off campus if you're an Indian student. In spite of having a city advantage, there are places that offer housing as low as $250 per month and could go up to $2500 per month. You'd have more idea when you're here. Living expense per month could be anything around $500-$650 per month if you're willing to share your apartment. Places like Little Ital, Cleveland Heights and Fairhill are famous amongst Indian students.


One thing that you can be sure of at Case is highly knowledgeable, dedicated and passionate professors. The university is involved in very high levels of research activity, and students get more than a fair chance to be part of it. Professors ensure that they encourage students and mentor them in a way that would never be forgotten. But you must bear in mind that the learning process isn’t ever one-way-traffic. Students need to take the initiative, make the first move, develop a rapport. Then you can sit back and watch as the brilliant faculty shapes your academic life into something very, very meaningful.

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Getting a job should never be a problem at such a good university, but getting the job you desire may not be as easy as you’d wish it was. That’s why it’s probably a good idea to get in touch with the career center early, and sit for as many interviews as possible. The more options you have, the better. And it’s also not a bad idea to keep your acads slightly respectable – you don’t want to be rejected because of your grades.

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