As the new Director of the Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships, Miriam Peña works as the city’s liaison to the nonprofit sector. Peña began her nonprofit career as an intern 11 years ago at the Colorado Progressive Coalition (CPC), a

The Olin Business School grand re-opening of Simon Hall  also marked the grand opening of the new Management Communication Center (MCC) and Weston Career Cener Extension in Simon 121.

The MCC will expand opportunities for Olin undergraduate, masters and MBA students to cultivate their personal brand, enhance oral and written communication skills that allow them to be effective as leaders, and gain knowledge of communicating and doing business with a global mindset.

The opportunity to efficiently incorporate industry knowledge, career resources, and recruiter feedback with the expertise of communication lab consultants and instructors will create synergies between the WCC and MCC that will improve the delivery of both student-centric services.  “Focusing on an efficient and effective way to collaborate, share information, deliver advising and offer communication skill development will create a model unique to top business programs,” says Olin Business school senior associate dean Kurt Dirks.

Image: (L) Sally Michael, MCC Manager speaks with Mark Brostoff, Associate Dean and Director, Weston Career Center and Management Communication Center.

Olin Business School and the Human Rights Campaign — the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans — hosted an LGBT Workplace Inclusion Conference at Washington University in St. Louis on Thursday, August 14th, 2014.

More than 50 attendees representing local firms, educational institutions, including WUSTL staff, faculty and students participated in the interactive session.   The conference focused on sharing best practices for making businesses and organizations fully inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

HRC LogoBeck Bailey, Human Rights Campaign Deputy Director of the Employee Engagement Workplace Equality Program discussed how organizations can gain a competitive advantage and improve their score on the HRC Corporate Equality Index, published annually by HRC.

Discussions on how to build a framework for equality, non-discrimination policies, equitable benefits and public engagement were also shared with the audience. The second half of the conference focused on how to build a transgender inclusive workplace, including an understanding of the individual transition process, implications for business, and best practices to secure transgender healthcare coverage.

Mark Brostoff, associate dean and director of Olin’s Weston Career Center, kicked off the conference.

Shea Gouldd, BSBA’17, tells Poets & Quants what it’s like to be a student at Olin and continue to run her business, Shea’s Bakery in Del Ray, Florida. shea'sbakeryShe started the bakery when she was 14 and has earned national recognition as a successful entrepreneur. We’re so proud to have Shea at Olin.

Welcome back to your sophomore year, Shea!

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Robust Job Market for Business Majors. Poets & Quants for Undergrads, July 15, 2014. Weston Career Center’s Brad McLeod says the BSBA Class of 2014 has had great success on the job market with the number of students reporting jobs at graduation four to five percent higher than last year. Story also appeared on


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