I’m passionate about encouraging women to pursue management opportunities.
Malone played women’s varsity soccer at Washington University, and she learned a thing or two about teamwork. And hard work. Now, she helps coach the team and says she “loves mentoring young women who have undergraduate experience that is similar to mine.”
On her involvement with Olin Women in Business
During her first year at the business school, Malone was admissions co-chair for Olin Women in Business and president during her second year. “I’m passionate about encouraging women to pursue management opportunities and for female professors, students, and alumni to build relationships and to develop a strong professional network.
“The organization creates a safe, supportive environment that helps women navigate the business world, so they can do what they want to do. One of our secondary goals is to work with the Admissions Office to increase the number of women who actually enroll in Olin’s MBA program.”
Highlights included “successful power lunches with an informal interview format,” including a lunch hosted by Olin alumna Shelley Lavender, vice president and general manager of Integrated Logistics at Boeing.
Practicum projects enhanced her leadership skills
Malone completed two MBA program practicums. In 2013, she worked with Olin’s Alumni & Development department on a project to better engage young alumni. She and her team met with Olin graduates in New York, Chicago, and St. Louis; conducted focus groups and interviews; and presented their recommendations to Dean Mahendra Gupta and to members of the chancellor’s office and Olin’s National Council alumni board.
“Olin has awesome and amazing alumni. They’re smart, ambitious, talented people.”
The second practicum project Malone worked on was for St. Louis-based HBM Holdings, where she and her team helped explore investment strategies.
Her favorite course
Malone says she “really liked the Health Care Economics and Policy course. We examined how ACA changes will affect the economy and looked at various institutions from a business perspective.”
Caitlin Malone, MBA 2014
Post-MBA employment: senior consultant, IBM, St. Louis
MBA Internship: finance intern, Ford
Pre-MBA employment: Pak Mail Valparaiso, IN
Education: BA in mathematics, emphasis in physics, Washington University in St. Louis
Hometown: Valparaiso, IN
Practicums with HBM Holdings and Olin Alumni & Development
President, admissions co-chair, Olin Women in Business; Olin Ambassador; member, Olin Finance Club; Women’s Varsity Soccer Assistant Coach, tutor in Managerial Economics, Strategic Cost Accounting, and Managerial Statistics