Jimmy Sansone, BSBA’10, has launched a new brand of casual clothing with midwestern sensibilities called, The Normal Brand. Here’s how Jimmy explains it on the company’s website: “I started this company because I hated what was out there. There were

Before the September 24th Cardinals game against the Milwaukee Brewers, fifteen members of the Olin Sports Management Organization (OSMO) had the unique opportunity to hear from several members of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball operations team, including Mandy Marino, Supervisor, Ticket Development.  It was another great outing for the OSMO group as the Cardinals won the game 7-3 behind pitcher Michael Wacha. Go Cards!

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The inaugural Olin Sports Business Summit takes place Friday, Sept. 25. The free daylong event, held at Emerson Auditorium on the Danforth Campus, features an all-star group of speakers from across the sports business industry, locally and nationally.

Among the top local figures are:

  • Kevin Demoff, chief operating officer, St. Louis Rams;
  • Bill DeWitt III, president, St. Louis Cardinals; and
  • Tom Stillman, owner of the St. Louis Blues.

Among the national executives are:

  • John Abbamondi, vice president, team marketing & business operations for the National Basketball League; and
  • Dan Flynn, chief executive officer, U.S. Soccer.

The event is designed to give Washington University students a chance to network with sports insiders on local, regional and national levels.

“Given that one of our primary goals is to help our students find internships and develop relationships with industry practitioners, planning a Sports Business Summit was absolutely necessary,” said Patrick Rishe, PhD, director of the Sports Business Program at Olin.

Panelists will touch upon topics including facility financing, athlete endorsements, corporate sponsorships, ticketing and business strategies, leadership and player personnel decision-making, and recent business developments in collegiate athletics.

“In one day, our students will hear from over two dozen sports business professionals whose combined expertise eclipses 100 years of experience in the industry,” Rishe said.

“By conducting the event so early in the fall, this allows time for the students and our leadership to cultivate relationships ahead of the 2016 internship and job placement cycle. We are most grateful to all those who have contributed to the program to date, and most notably to Joe Lacob for his generous financial support which has enabled us to produce events of this stature for our students.”

For more information on the summit, click here​.

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Today, the Weston Career Center launched a Video Library on OlinCareers, packed with career development and job search-related tips presented by leading experts in the market.

VideoAlso included are videos produced by the Weston Career Center on resume writing, effective interviewing, networking and self-introductions, plus how to make the most out of all the premium technology resources available to Olin students.


This fall, Washington University students will have yet another way to get off campus and engage with local innovators: the InSITE Fellowship.

The INSITE Fellowship is a nationally renowned leadership program designed for full-time graduate students interested in entrepreneurship and venture capital. As a partner school, WashU joins a cohort of other top institutions: Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Columbia, NYU, UPenn, Georgetown and UC Berkeley.

In this three-semester program, students will have the opportunity to perform high-impact projects for local startups and venture capital firms. The fellowship also connects students with a nationwide network of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, through annual sponsored events, such as:

  • Free passes to South by Southwest (AirBnB even dontates housing for the INSITE Fellows in Austin, TX!)
  • A fireside chat with Fred Wilson, author of the popular AVC blog, and co-founder of Union Square Ventures, a NYC venture capital firm known for its investments in tech companies like Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare, Zynga, and Kickstarter
  • INSITE Connect, a biannual conference where fellows present their projects

All full-time Business, Law and Engineering graduate students are welcome to apply. The deadline is THIS WEDNESDAY, 9/23 at 11:59 pm. APPLY NOW  

Please reach out to Jessica Stanko ( with any questions!


Prior to the start of the Meet-the-Firms events on September 10th and 16th, recruiters from more than 50 firms  had the opportunity to meet with Olin MBA candidates one-on-one during our MBA Exclusive Recruiting Hour held in the Knight Center.