Students with Asprounion Practicum

​Innovative Learning. Delivering Impact.

Olin Business School’s Center for Experiential Learning creates innovative learning opportunities for you to deliver impact for organizations through faculty-guided, student-driven consulting projects and experiences within the St. Louis community and across the globe.

The CEL offers five challenging programs geared to build your résumé. These programs are designed to help you develop business management consulting competencies including project management, critical thinking, problem formulation, and leadership and communication skills.

The CEL Practicum Program

The CEL Practicum puts you at the center of real-world, team-based consulting projects with business leaders. Apply and enhance your critical thinking skills through a 14-week, full semester project. Clients include startups to Fortune 50 firms regionally and globally. Travel may be required. Read about benefits to clients.

Eligibility: All WashU students
Project: Management consulting
Teams: Customized teams assembled based on client needs
Timing: Full semester – Fall/Winter/Spring
Credits: 3.0

CEL Entrepreneurial Consulting Team (CELect)

Impact the STL startup ecosystem by working with local entrepreneurs in technology, life sciences, and more. Read about the benefits to the St. Louis startup community.

Eligibility: All WashU students
Project: Consulting
Teams: Based on experience and ability
Timing: Full Semester – Fall/Spring
Credits: 3.0

Taylor Community Consulting Program

Impact your local community through this eight-week nonprofit consulting program. You’ll apply and enhance your critical thinking skills through team-based experiential learning projects with agencies such as American Red Cross, Boys & Girls Club of America, and International Institute of St. Louis. Read about the benefits to clients.

Eligibility: All WashU students
Project: Consulting
Teams: Apply as a team or individually
Timing: Mini B – Fall/Spring/Summer
Credits: 1.5

Olin/United Way Board Fellows

The Olin/United Way Board Fellows Program provides the opportunity to apply and enhance your leadership skills while serving on the board of a local nonprofit agency for one full calendar year. As a full voting board member of a local nonprofit, you will see board governance in action, create and execute a project for the agency, and develop your skills serving alongside business and community leaders. Learn how agencies benefit.

Eligibility: Full-Time MBA, Professional MBA, and Executive MBA students
Project: Board Member
Teams: Individual opportunity
Timing: One-year service from May to April
Credits: 3.0

Global Management Studies

Through Global Management Studies, you gain exposure to international perspectives and global businesses as part of a student-led team conducting field research in a specific geographic region and business sector. Recent projects have taken students to Japan, Brazil, Dubai, China, and South Africa.

Eligibility: Full-Time MBA, Professional MBA
Project: Field Research
Teams: Opt-in based on program and destination
Timing: Mini A + Spring Break
Credit Hours: 1.5