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“CEL programs create innovative learning opportunities for students that, when concluded, make a difference for businesses and nonprofit organizations.”

Ron King, Director, Center for Experiential Learning

Since fall 2012, more than 330 students have consulted for 54 CEL Practicum projects.

Taylor Community Consulting teams have provided over 21,100 hours of support to local nonprofits since fall 2012.

Since fall 2010, Olin United Way Board Fellows have provided skills to over 60 nonprofit boards.

Since its inception in 2012, CELect teams have provided consulting to 22 unique clients.

Since 1997, Global Management Studies teams have participated in over 40 abroad trips to places such as Ghana and Japan.

Cen​ter for Experiential Learning

Innovative Learning. Delivering Impact.

video The Center for Experiential Learning (CEL) is an educational center located in the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. The CEL is focused on creating innovative learning opportunities that result in meaningful impact in the business and nonprofit communities.

The CEL supports projects that are team-based, faculty-guided, and of consequence to clients. Each year, the CEL oversees more than 100 projects with more than 300 Washington University students.

The projects are conducted for St. Louis nonprofits, start-ups, and global firms. The issues addressed in these projects include accounting, finance, marketing, strategy, and general management. Experiential learning complements classroom learning by reinforcing theories and techniques studied in the classroom.

2013-2014 Snapshot:

  • 439 students
  • 106 projects
  • 90 clients
  • 7 states
  • 4 continents

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