Career Services for Working Professionals

Achieve your professional goals with individualized career support and resources.

Working full time and pursuing a master’s degree to advance your career is anything but easy. Whether you’re looking to advance in your current organization, land a more senior position somewhere else or find an altogether new opportunity, our career experts can help you showcase your talents and advance to the next phase of your career. 

More than basic career counseling, the staff devotes their time to forging strong bonds with students and employers. They get to know you and work with you to help narrow down future ambitions, build invaluable business connections and develop the interpersonal skills you need to excel in whatever you do.

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Read about Olin students in your program of interest.

An Olin Degree Pays Off


50% of EMBAs

experienced career growth while in the program

Class of 2022


28,000+ Olin alumni

actively engaged with students and the school



of part-time students graduate within 3 years

Take Advantage of Our Career Services

Achieve your individual career goals with services designed to support you throughout your studies and beyond.

One-on-One Coaching

Collaborate virtually or in person with your career expert on the career exploration, development and advancement objectives that matter most to you. Executive MBA students can choose from individual and group coaching.

Goal Development

Establish your individual goals, and work on your career development plan at your own pace and when it fits in your schedule. 

Events and Networking

Develop strategies to activate your career development plan, and expand your network by taking advantage of on-campus career fairs, webinars, coffee chats and events.

Job Search Skills

Enhance your networking skills, develop your personal brand, navigate internal promotions and interviews, and fine tune job search best practices.

CareerLeader Assessment

Flex and Executive MBA students have access to this comprehensive assessment tool that provides insight into your highest potential career and most-desired-employer culture match.

Lifelong Career Support

As a WashU Olin alum, you have access to lifelong career services, including coaching and job posting resources.

During the process, I was able to apply all that I learned from my coach. When the offer came, I took time to evaluate every aspect of the compensation package and negotiated when needed. I got a final offer that not only made me feel valued but also gave me a nice ROI for my EMBA program!

Patricia Barco, EMBA 2020
Senior Director, Product Management, MaxCyte Inc.

Professional Coaching Expertise for Experienced Professionals

We match our working professional students with career experts whose extensive business and coaching experience helps you enhance your professional development and career progression in your current job. Or if you’re looking to switch, you can get coaching in job search skills as you explore new markets, update your resume and refine your interviewing skills. 

Meet Our Career Experts

Whether you’re a current student or an alum, turn to WashU Olin for personalized career support.

Executive MBA

Don Halpin
Certified Career Management Coach
Read about Don

Mary Houlihan
Certified Career Management Coach
Read about Mary

Flex MBA

Anne Petersen
Certified Career Management Coach
Read about Anne

Life after Olin

WashU Olin’s name is known by companies the world over for our commitment to Values Based, Data Driven™ leadership. However you chart your professional path, you’ll be in exceptional company. And remember, as an Olin alum, you receive lifelong career coaching and support.

Interested in Recruiting Olin Students?

We invite you to partner with us to develop an individualized recruitment strategy to attract and engage the right candidates for your positions.

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