Invite us to your company or meet with us prior to your visit so we’ll better understand your culture and needs. In turn, we’ll suggest opportunities for you to get to know our students better. For example, participation in activities such as student club
workshops, networking events and information sessions can support your recruiting efforts because they allow you to meet students and generate interest about your employment opportunities before the interview process begins.
Company Information Sessions
If you plan to conduct on-campus interviews, hosting a student information session not only promotes your employment opportunities but also gives you the opportunity to interact with potential candidates prior to making interview selections. We recommend that your information session take place well in advance of your application deadline. Catering options are available from various on- or off-campus vendors, depending on the campus location of your information session. We do not make catering arrangements but can provide appropriate contacts.
Meet the Firms
Meet the Firms
Recruiting events connect our students with employers seeking prospective hires – across multiple disciplines – who have specific areas of functional expertise. Meet the Firms events are held in early fall in our Charles F. Knight Executive Education & Conference Center
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Road Shows bring our students and employer relations team to various geographical regions for company visits, career development panels, networking receptions and sometimes interviews. Hosting students during a Road Show builds awareness for your company and gives you an opportunity to preview our talent.
We also welcome corporate representatives to a variety of career fairs. Some are focused exclusively on business students; others, such as the February Career Center Job and Internship Fair, are open to all Washington University students.
Workshops, Courses and Panels
Many companies become actively involved in courses and extracurricular events, including:
- Company-sponsored student consulting Practicums
- Case competition sponsorships
- Demonstrations in conjunction with company information sessions
- Guest speakers during Career Education programs
- Industry-specific panels
Our student career management and professional development courses rely on the participation of corporate friends for career panels, practice interviews and class speakers. Panelists describe their daily roles, values, skill requirements, likes and dislikes, and entry-level opportunities.
Our students eagerly seek corporate participation in events. Throughout the academic year, the Weston Career Center partners with student clubs to offer industry-specific and career-search-focused workshops that prepare students for the real world. Visit Olin to share your market intelligence with a class or student club.
We encourage you to contact Olin faculty members in order to build relationships and gain insight into our programs and students. Our faculty members are keenly interested in the success of their students and often join recruiters for lunch. Faculty also welcome corporate participation in class lectures and research projects. See a categorized list of Olin faculty
Networking and Social Events
Connecting with our students needn’t be all work. For example, our alumni periodically sponsor company receptions and student groups organize social activities to promote interaction between students and recruiters.