Projects, student clubs, and co-curricular activities allow you to explore new career options.

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Co-Curricular Opportunities

Learning goes beyond the classroom.

You’re curious. And motivated. So you’re always learning—whether you’re in the classroom or not. Our classes, student clubs, and co-curricular activities allow you to explore new career options; and gain additional on-the-job experience, valuable mentors, and networking contacts.

Real-World Experience + Experiential Learning

You’re already an accomplished professional, but here you’ll find additional experiential-learning opportunities that can open new doors. Through elective courses offered by Olin’s Center for Experiential Learning, you’ll apply your academic work and newly gained insights to real business challenges in consulting projects with Olin’s network of Fortune 500 corporations, nonprofit organizations, and startup companies.

You can also up your game with business plan competitions. If you’re interested in innovation and seeing new business ideas become reality, the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurial Studies is for you. Volunteer for extracurricular activities such as the Olin Cup business plan competition and IdeaBounce®. Many WashU students and faculty frequently participate in the Arch Grants business plan competition. A startup can receive $50,000 in grants while retaining 100 percent equity in its business.

club fair Graduate student organizations are another great way to grow your network. You can apply your expertise and learn from others’ experiences. Some organizations also reach out into the larger community. Check out our graduate student organizations.