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

The Olin Meet the Firms mobile website is online and ready for students to explore the wealth of information available to build a target list for both September 10 and September 16 Meet the Firms events. 

On the website, students can see the most up-to-date list of participating firms, descriptions of each firm, and an indication of the academic program candidates companies are seeking. Using the key word and industry search functions allows each student to refine the information needed to plan for the busy events. Meet-the-Firms hours are 4 – 7 pm in the Knight and Bauer Hall Atrium. 

Go to the Meet the Firms website and plan your visits with potential employers!



At 7:30 am Thursday, August 27, a chartered bus with 17 Olin MSF Corporate Finance students departed Danforth Campus for the first MS Corporate Finance Road Show to Chicago.

Escorted by Richard Ryffel, Olin finance faculty member and Greg Hutchings, senior advisor Weston Career Center, the students had the opportunity to meet with representatives and alumni from Goldman Sachs, BMO Capital Markets, William Blair, Northern Trust and Belvedere Trading. In addition to the company visits, students participated in a lively industry panel discussion on Thursday evening with representatives from UBS Financial Services, Citadel LLC, Gurtin Fixed Income and Alyeska Investment Group.  The group returned to campus late Friday evening August 28 after a successful learning and career exploration experience.

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Invisible Girlfriend, winner of the 2013 St. Louis Startup Weekend and an Arch Grant earlier this year, was co-founded by WashU alumni Matthew Homann, (JD ’93) and Kyle Tabor, PMBA ’13. The service which also offers Invisible Boyfriend, allows customers to create a pretend boyfriend or girlfriend who “exists” on social media including text and phone messages sent to the customer. reports that the company is changing its name to Invisible Industries and looking to expand its services. Tabor is quoted as saying, “We decided to change the name because frankly, a lot of people laughed at the original name. And we view it as much more serious.”

Invisible Girlfriend employees communicate with customers via text message to help them avoid the “social stigma of being single.” The company also says the service helps people navigate the ever-changing dating scene by providing a safe place to communicate with a real person via text.





Many of us at Olin, remember 3Lau when he was a student here majoring in finance. Back then, he was known as Justin Blau. He was headed to Wall Street for a summer internship when he realized with encouragement from Prof. Glenn MacDonald that music was his true passion.

Justin Blaue 3Justin was a member of the BSBA class of 2013 for three years before he dropped out and started performing his EDM mixes at some of the biggest venues in the US.

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The St. Louis Post-Dispatch caught up with Olin alumna Johnna Beckham, EMBA Class 39, to talk about her startup Johnna Marie Custom Made Clothing for Women.  Professors Ron King and Cliff Holekamp are quoted in the article.

Johnna’s company was in the first cohort of the Prosper Startup Accelerator, set up shop in the CIC @4240 in the Cortex district, and recently moved to larger quarters on Vandeventer where seamstresses piece together custom suits and pants. The company is on track to bring in $70,000 in revenue in its first year according to the Post-Dispatch article.

 Link to article, “Custom Tailor Johnna Marie focuses on un-tapped market: women”

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