Professional Development Conference

Olin Business School Early Career Professional Development Workshop

The Olin Business School hosted its third Early Career Professional Development Workshop on June 22 - 25, 2016.  The next workshop will be held in 2018 at a date yet to be determined.  Please watch this site for further information.  All other pages contained on this website refer to the 2016 Workshop.

The workshop is geared toward providing historically under-represented minority doctoral candidates and first-year faculty members with tools to guide them during their first years of academic employment.  Olin will invite approximately 25 participants from various business fields to attend the workshop.  

Held on the Danforth Campus of Washington University in St. Louis, the workshop includes numerous panel discussions led by Olin faculty members.  Sessions include topics such as:

  • First Year Foibles and Conundrums
  • Strategies for Success
  • Negotiating Your First Job Offer
  • Presentation Skills
  • The Never Ending Story:  Maintaining the Flow of Research Ideas Over Time 

There will also be a session based on improvisational thinking and a mentoring lunch.  Time will be reserved for optional attendee presentations for those who would like feedback on their research or presentation skills.  In addition, there will be numerous opportunities to network with Olin Business School faculty at various social functions.   Many of the social functions, the mentoring lunch and options available for seeing St. Louis are still in the planning stages.  Please check back for updates.

The workshop may include a guided tour of St. Louis furnished by St. Louis Fun Trolley Tours

The 2018 workshop will include two days of Olin-led presentations, a opportunity for attendees to present their research and receive feedback from Olin faculty, and some time to enjoy a bit of St. Louis.  Visit the St. Louis Area page on this website for things to see and do in the city. 

All expenses will be paid for invited attendees.*  To apply, visit the "Apply to Attend" page on this website.  Please also see the Schedule and Contact pages for further information.




*Supported in part through funding from the Office of the Provost: Diversity and Inclusion Office.