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Consulting That Moves Your Organization Forward

​Insights That Move Your Organization Forward​

​​​Innovative Learning. Delivering Impac​t.

Team-Based, Faculty-Guided Consulting

Team-Based, Faculty-Guided Consulting

Innovative Learning. Delivering Impact.​

Fresh Perspectives and Innovative Solutions

​​​Fresh Perspectives and Innovative Solutions

Innovative Learning. Delivering Impact.

Dedicated to Making a Difference

​​Dedicated to Making a Difference

Innovative Learning. Delivering Impact.

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Innovative Learning

​Cen​ter for Experiential Learning

Delivering Impact

The Center for Experiential Learning (CEL) at Washington University’s Olin Business School is a hub for active and experiential learning through business and nonprofit consulting. The CEL matches top-tier students with organizations seeking objective insights and applied critical thinking. Our partners gain actionable recommendations designed to deliver impact, while students benefit from valuable learning experiences.

The Top Line

  • The CEL works locally and globally with organizations ranging from startups and nonprofits to Fortune 50 firms and multinational corporations.
  • Your student-driven consulting team, diverse in experience and disciplines, is assembled to deliver critical information and/or insightful recommendations to move your business forward.
  • The CEL partners with your business to scope your project and guide our teams in developing actionable deliverables.

The CEL Has Partnered With:

Corporations such as
Direct Supply
Emerson
Local nonprofit partners such as
ALS Association
Almost Home
Local startups such as
Top Opps
LockerDome
P

CEL Practicum

Type:
Consulting teams of 4–6 students
Client:
Organizations of any size, globally
Length:
14 weeks
E

CEL Entrepreneurial Consulting Team

Type:
Consulting teams of 4 students
Client:
Startups in St. Louis
Length:
14 weeks
T

Taylor Community Consulting Program

Type:
Consulting teams of 4–6 students
Client:
Nonprofits in St. Louis
Length:
8 weeks
B

Olin/United Way Board Fellows Program

Type:
Board Member
Client:
United Way of Greater St. Louis
supported agencies
Length:
1 year
G

Global Management Studies

Type:
Student-led field research
Client:
N/A
Length:
8 weeks

Since 1991, CEL consulting teams have worked with clients on five continents.

Student groups have conducted field research in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.

CEL Locations Map

The CEL by the Numbers (2014–2016)

957

Students

252

Clients

249

Projects

5

Continents

94,250

Hours of Impact