Weston Career Center Alumni Resources
Whether you’re across the street or across the globe, don’t hesitate to tap into Olin’s career resources.
The benefits of attending Washington University Olin Business School didn’t end when you received your diploma. We’re committed to your ongoing success, which means you’re entitled to personalized career support from Westin Career Center throughout your professional career—and even a second career or retirement. Here are some of the lifelong tools available to you as a WashU Olin alum:
One-on-one personalized career coaching
Today’s alumni coaching includes exclusive new features like the Weston Career Services Model, an eye-opening, four-phase process that helps you manage your career as it evolves, taking into consideration growth and career satisfaction. It also helps you uncover the unique differentiators that define your value in the marketplace. In addition, your Certified Career Management Coach will help you identify and rectify any skill gaps, hone your interviewing skills and even coach you through job offer negotiations.
video Refresh your career development strategy by partnering with a Weston Career Center career coach. Watch how one Olin alumnus tapped into services and listen to alumni career coach Anne Petersen’s 90-second overview of the helpful resources designed specifically for Olin grads like you.
Getting started is simple. Schedule an appointment online (WUSTL key required). If you prefer, email email@example.com, or call 314-935-5950.
How do I get a WUSTL key?
Recover your WUSTL account information and activate your WUSTL key by following these instructions on the WashU IT website
Advance your career.
Individual coaching includes exclusive new features like the Weston Career Services Model, an eye-opening, four-phase process that helps you uncover the unique differentiators that define your value in the marketplace.
The Self/Story/Strategy/Journey model guides you from your early career search stages to successfully landing offers in the industries and career paths that spark your passion.
The Path to Empowerment
Everyone has a different path when it comes to their career. We’re here to help you find yours.
Self: Look inward
What motivates you? What careers interest you? What type of company cultures fit your personality?
Through assessments, worksheets, reflection and partnering with your career coach, you’ll come to a clear understanding of what you want, your differentiating skills and what’s important to you in your future career.
One-on-one coaching, assessment tools and career development events
Story: Get personal
What’s your story? Why are you unique? What do you want to accomplish?
It’s time to create a personal introduction, draft your resume and tap into tools to highlight your unique narrative and skill set. You’ll meet with your career coach to hone your story so you stand out in interviews and when networking.
Job search material best practices, templates and workshops, and personalized coaching and feedback on professional written and oral communication, such as resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, self-introduction pitch and STAR stories
Strategy: Promote yourself
What type of position do you want? What organizations interest you? How can you best position yourself?
You’ll build a career search campaign and develop a list of target companies that fit with your unique personality and skill set. Your focus is on identifying networking opportunities, attending events and working your contacts.
One-on-one coaching, databases for company and industry research, networking events, tracking tools and time management strategies
Journey: Activate your search
Where have you applied? Have you followed up after interviews? Is that offer right for you?
Your career search campaign is in full swing. You’ve developed a list of target companies and are actively pursuing positions at them. And you’re regularly tapping into your career coach and other WCC staff for support, interview practice and help evaluating offers.
One-on-one coaching, Olin interview and offer database
CareerLeader and StrengthFinder assessments
Free to Olin alumni, these assessments offer you the opportunity to gain a deeper self-understanding and can be great first steps toward engaging with the WCC. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment with a Certified Career Management Coach to discuss assessment and next steps. These assessments help comprise the Self aspect of the Self/Story/Strategy/Journey process.
Events that keep you connected to the marketplace
Our monthly Power Lunch & Learn series is just one example of events geared to Olin alumni. This virtual series of panels and one-on-one discussion with alumni showcases best practices to help you remain current in your professional development. Each session is followed by a networking session two weeks later where you’ll have the opportunity to network virtually with others interested in the same topic. Topics include leveraging executive recruiters, making the most of LinkedIn, honing your negotiation strategies and, for international alumni, navigating the US work culture.
Career Bootcamp to jump-start your next career phase
This virtual, interactive, seven-session series covers having the right mindset, getting organized, communicating your brand, leveraging social media, engagement/networking, effective interviewing and negotiating the offer. Learn More about career bootcamp
Job postings aimed at Olin alumni
Your Olin degree conveys instant credibility. In fact, you’ll find that many companies look specifically for experienced Olin alumni to join their teams. Here’s where to look for those postings:
Leveraging a strong WashU Olin alumni community
It’s impossible to measure the value of having a strong network. As a WashU Olin alum, you’re part of a network that encircles the globe, encompassing a multitude of industries and functions that are shaping—and reshaping—the business world of today and tomorrow. Curious? Here are ways to find “the right fit” for you:
- Olin’s LinkedIn group. Stay connected with other Olin Business School Alumni on LinkedIn. Also browse job opportunities from companies specifically looking for experienced Olin alumni. Join Olin LinkedIn
- WashU Alumni LinkedIn group. If you haven’t already, consider joining the official Washington University Alumni Group with over 25,000 members. Join WashU LinkedIn
- WashU CNX. This interactive online platform connects you to alumni who share common interests. Here, you can network, collaborate and grow personally and professionally with each interaction. You can mentor students and forge connections with WashU alumni from around the world. Explore WashU CNX
- Learn about national and regional alumni networks on the WashU alumni website. Browse by city, region, profession, shared interests, culture and more. As an Olin alum, here’s how you can connect to just about anybody, anywhere.
Weston Career Center alumni success stories
When it comes to reconnecting with the Weston Career Center, a gesture as simple as…
- making a career coaching appointment,
- attending a Power Lunch & Learn, or
- responding to a Career Bootcamp email
…can result in a pivotal career change. Read what happened when these Olin alumni reconnected with the WCC.
Interview prep for a career jump
“With each practice session, I grew more comfortable with my behavioral and case interview skills and more sure of my genuine interest in working as a management consultant.”
—Onyi Oradiegwu, BSBE 2015/MBA 2015, Consultant, Boston Consulting Group
Read more in the Olin Blog
Bouncing back from a COVID-19 layoff
“I have known the strength of the Olin community for a long time. Only now, however, do I understand the significance. My classmates from industries as diverse as manufacturing, finance and healthcare have reached out. They not only have offered connections and advice, but also they are there for me as friends.”
—Carolyn Feltner, EMBA 2018, Director of Corporate Marketing, Emerson
Read more in the Olin Blog