At Washington University’s Olin Business School, students learn to look beyond the bottom line and make thoughtful decisions that benefit business and society. Our global-mindedness — coupled with a values-based, data-driven approach to decision making — prepares students to tackle the greatest challenges of our day and to change the world, for good.
As a leading research-oriented business school, Olin has a network of partners on campus, in the St. Louis community, and around the world. Students are able to apply what they have learned in the classroom to real-world situations through experiential learning opportunities that include student consulting, internships, case competitions, and study abroad programs, among others. Students also develop an entrepreneurial mindset that allows them to act nimbly and quickly in the constantly changing business landscape.
Olin is a welcoming community that allows for a deeper level of interaction, participation and program customization. Students can rely on support from faculty, staff and their peers while feeling accomplished in the rigorous course work.
Center for Experiential Learning
The Center for Experiential Learning (CEL) is an educational center at Olin Business School. The CEL facilitates real-world experiential learning opportunities for students via live consulting engagements. Each year, the CEL oversees 120+ student-driven projects with more than 550 Washington University students under the auspices of dozens of expert advisers and faculty. The CEL’s partners include startups, nonprofits, multinational enterprises, and NGOs in St. Louis, across the country and around the globe. Visit the Center for Experiential Learning website for more information.
Olin Business School fosters an entrepreneurial spirit in students, encouraging them to pioneer innovation that opens the door to positive, sustainable progress. The Hatchery — a business consulting course — is an example of this, as are the consulting services for entrepreneurs through CEL programs including the Metrics Clinic, CELect entrepreneurial consulting, and Olin's International Impact Initiative, which works with NGOs in developing markets around the globe. In addition, there are many universitywide resources, including the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Please visit the Olin Business School website to learn more about our entrepreneurship opportunities.
Weston Career Center
To provide students with personalized career planning and exploration as well as job search services, Olin Business School operates its own career center in Knight and Bauer Halls. The Weston Career Center (WCC) delivers a variety of career management programs and services to Olin undergraduate and graduate students and alumni. Each student works one-on-one with a dedicated career coach throughout their time at Olin. In addition, students have access to industry specialists who provide insight and direction on specific industries. Other WCC career support includes workshops and professional development seminars, company information sessions, mock interviews, self-assessments, written and spoken communication coaching, résumé and cover letter writing, and networking — in other words, all of the tools needed for an effective job search.
On-campus interviews take place in the Bauer Hall Interview Suite or the Danforth University Center throughout the academic year. Business students are encouraged to meet with the WCC's staff early in the school year to discuss their career and professional goals. For more information, visit the Weston Career Center website, or contact the WCC by phone at 314-935-5950 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.