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Whatever your goals, we’ll partner to reach them.

When you emerge with your WashU Olin MBA, you’ll be an accomplished business problem solver, fully equipped to take your talents to market.

From functional knowledge in the classroom to mentoring from professors to guidance from staff, we’re here to help you advance to the next phase of your career—whether that’s your mid-program internship or post-graduation career placement.

The process begins on day one when you’re assigned a Weston Career Center (WCC) career coach who remains your primary point of career contact for your entire Olin experience, in partnership with your academic advisor. When the time comes and the need arises, you’ll also partner with industry specialists from the WCC, professionals uniquely equipped to provide deep industry knowledge and support for your career advancement through the relationships they’ve built and cultivated with industry professionals in the field. Read more about services offered by the WCC.

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Ready for business

The Olin experience creates a unique academy of leaders, an academy that’s attractive to employers in today’s world. Through the WashU Olin experience, you’ll stand apart thanks to our values-based, data-driven approach to decision making and the round-the-world experiences we’ve lined up for our students. The Weston Career Center’s personalized coaching approach is designed to help students discover their purpose and prepare them for the ever-changing dynamics of the workforce.

Top ranked for job placement

The numbers speak for themselves. Olin ranks #3 for job placement among the top 50 MBA programs according to US News & World Report (2017). Download the Employment Report (PDF) to check out top employers plus job placement rate and salaries by geographic area, function, and industry.

Career platforms

Whether you’re earning your MBA to advance your career or to make a career change, Olin’s career platforms offer the structure and the guidance to broaden and deepen your career exploration. Used in tandem with our unique partnership between the student, your career coach, and your academic advisor, the Olin career platforms provide the resources to align your studies, your internships, and your extracurricular activities. You’ll emerge with a story to tell about your career readiness—a story that will make you irresistible to potential employers.

Experiential learning

At Olin, learning is immersive. Think hands-on. We call it experiential learning. This is education that goes beyond the theoretical and beyond the classroom. From the start, you’ll be deeply involved in practicums, clubs, and internships, all with a focus on your career. You don’t just learn, you do.

Connections

Through Olin’s experiential learning opportunities, our global perspective on business, and interaction with St. Louis’ heavily engaged business community—from startups to Fortune 500 firms—you’ll build relationships and make connections that will drive your career forward. Career coaches in the WCC connect you with alumni and other business professionals who are authorities in your field. Read more about networking in the OlinCareers website.