Prepare to Add Value in your Career
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.
Career Planning and Coaching
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.
video The WCC takes a student-centric approach to career services, providing expert and personalized support to help you achieve your career goals. We’ve recently enhanced our career services, in partnership with Boston Consulting Group, to put our focus squarely on the student experience and satisfaction.
From the day you are admitted to the program, Olin academic advisors and Weston Career Center (WCC) coaches start to help you define your goals and align them with opportunities. You’re already laying the foundation for your summer internship—still a year down the road—and your ultimate career goal when you graduate.
Professional career development
Our required MBA career education program helps make you career-ready. From the time you first engage with our career coaches, you’ll demonstrate, examine, practice, and refine your skills in our experiential curriculum. But it doesn’t stop there. You also have time to stop, reflect, and adjust your approach, and experience is crucial to leadership development. And critical to lifelong career management.
Weston Career Center Services
Take advantage of all the services offered by the WCC:
- Career Coaching and Development — Meet one-on-one with your personal career coach and attend industry mini-presentations featuring relevant speakers
- Network — Connect with the WCC even before you set foot on campus to start aligning with professional contacts among our friends and alumni
- Resources — Use the OlinCareers website for online resources, to search for jobs, or to access MBA leadership development programs
- Club Engagement — Get involved in a club that aligns with your career goals and attend one of the WCC networking/recruiting events
- Alumni Resources — Connect and engage with Olin alumni, who often visit campus for mock interviews and serve as guest speakers, panelists, and mentors
- Employment — Find jobs that match your skill set and experience with assistance from WCC coaches and specialists
For more information about the services offered by the WCC, visit olincareers.wustl.edu.
Top ranked for job placement
The numbers speak for themselves. Media base salary for the full-time MBA Class of 2019 is $118,000 (average is $115,712). Download the Employment Report (PDF) to check out top employers plus job placement rate and salaries by geographic area, function, and industry.
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.
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.
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.
Connections with business and alumni
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.