Being an Olin alum has its perks, especially when it comes to career guidance. No matter when you graduated from Olin, consider the Weston Career Center your lifelong career partner. We have many career services you can tap into–all you need is a WUSTL key and the desire.
Coaching When You Need It
For those times when you're thinking about making a change–organization, role, industry or whatever–turn to a WCC career coach to dicsuss your options and create an action plan. In addition to talking through potential paths, your coach can connect you to the many career resources your alma mater offers you.
Book an appointment with a WCC alumni career coach.
is a web-based comprehensive career assessment tool based on more than 20 years of scientific research and used by more than 400 leading business schools and corporations worldwide. It taps into your interests, motivations and skills, providing insight into your highest-potential career and employer culture match.
- Preview CareerLeader
- To register, type your email address and type the password olin-ALUMNI for the discounted alumni rate of $75.
- Questions? Contact the Weston Career Center at 314-935-5950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Craft your résumé so it’s accomplishment-oriented and relevant to the specific job you are seeking. Review the résumé section in the WCC Career Guide to gain an understanding of starting with a STAR framework and formatting insights.
Take advantage of our alumni subscription for Optimal Résumé to easily configure and download your résumé. There are several alumni formats included in the examples.
Cover Letter Feedback
A stand-out cover letter begins with analyzing the role and organization, followed by developing three to four reasons why you are an outstanding candidate. Read Developing a Cover Letter and the cover letter section of the WCC Career Guide.
LinkedIn Feedback and Access to Certified LinkedIn Expert Intelligence
Mastering your LinkedIn profile is essential in your job search—it's your most dynamic branding tool to connect with employers and networking connections. Read the Building Your Personal Brand section of the WCC Career Guide and the LinkedIn Pro Checklist provided by input from a certified LinkedIn recruiter.
Maintaining a vibrant network of professional contacts creates a resource you’ll rely on well beyond after you successfully complete your job search. Review the Networking section of this website to reactivate your contacts and freshen your skills. Take full advantage of this all-inclusive networking guide created by one of our resource partners, Beyond B-School. You’re already part of a worldwide network of 30,000+ successful business professionals—Olin alumni. On Linkedin, join the Olin Alumni Group and the Washington University Alumni Group. Tap into the Washington University network using the directory in the Alumni Association website.
Your Olin alumni career coach is available to practice interviewing with you—just set up a coaching session. Send the job description, your résumé and any intelligence about the role you are interviewing for in advance.
As a WashU alum, you have access to Big Interview. This online tool allows you to practice your skills and learn the best strategies for interviewing.
One of the best ways to prepare for interviews is to speak with people who have interviewed with, or work for, the organization in which you’re seeking employment. Review the Interviewing section of this website for details. Gaining clarity on the type of interview to expect, whether behavioral, case or technical, can help you focus your prepping process.
When you receive an offer, there are many aspects to consider in your decision-making process. It’s critical to think about what factors are important to you in a job and work environment, and to weigh each factor based on what you value most. Review the Evaluating Job Offers section of this website for more guidance on how to consider other factors beyond compensation. In addition, read page 49 of the WCC Career Guide for a helpful approach to negotiating a job offer.
Global Employment Intelligence Resources
- GoinGlobal provides global employment intelligence and opportunities including 120 city and country career guides in 50 languages. Job opportunities featured include 735 + organizations.
- MBA-Exchange is a tool used by top MBA programs to facilitate students’ connection with global employment opportunities. It includes up to 50,000 jobs, 400 MBA development programs and 1,100 MBA employers globally. Access is more limited six months post-graduation.
- Vault Career Insider provides intelligence on what it’s like within an industry, organization or profession and how to position yourself. The site features detailed information on nearly 5,000 companies in 120+ industries and 84 professions.
- Most Kopolow Business Library Databasescan be accessed by alumni while on campus. If you are an alum and off campus or using a computer without Olin’s IP address, these resources cannot be used.
- Wall Street Oasis contains career guides on financial industry insights including technical finance interviews, breaking into venture capital and private equity markets and a guide to corporate finance careers.
The WCC Career Guide
We invite you to dig into the WCC career guide for additional tips and tools to support your career search. You’ll also find samples of resumes and cover letters to follow.
Accessing Career Resources
Alumni can recover WUSTL account information and activate their WUSTL key on the Alumni & Development website https://alumni.wustl.edu/Pages/UserRegistration.aspx. If you do not know your ADIS (Alumni and Development Information System) ID number, the system will look for a match on name, birthdate, email and address fields in the university alumni database. With either method, you will receive an email with instructions to create your WUSTL key and password.