Sure, 2020 was a rough year. But let’s remember this: The staff, faculty and students at WashU Olin showed great resilience, agility and fortitude while grinding through one of the most challenging events in global history. Through it all, we documented the noteworthy alumni, program improvements, special moments and incredible people who make up the heartbeat of Olin Business School.
Here are the 10 most-read posts published this year on the Olin Blog based on pageviews accumulated since they were published.
The rise in ranking came thanks to growth in MBA starting salaries, strong scores for career services and admirable faculty research productivity.
WashU Olin’s “new MBA experience is one of the boldest and most innovative program changes any business school has made,” the online magazine reports.
Olin colleague Jaya Bhat started her job after the crisis began. Meanwhile, her son is among the health workers hosted on campus.
Chee Lee, BS ’04, and wife Hung Hguyen, are one among 11 teams who start today on season 32 of the hit CBS reality television competition show.
Olin’s Sergio Chayet foresees changes ahead, including making workers safer and strategies to guard against future massive supply chain stresses.
While the resume is the currency job seekers barter for opportunities, Jeff Gibson sees it as a barrier his firm’s technology can sweep away.
“This designation formally acknowledges the WashU MBA as a rigorous program, driving students to apply a data-driven mindset to business decisions.”
The Desk of the Dean column for October: “As pleased as I am that the strategy is working, I’m also gratified by the support it’s received from existing faculty.”
Early in the pandemic, Carolyn Feltner, EMBA 50, wrote this for the Olin Blog: “I am one of thousands whose position was eliminated. I came home from spring break with my daughters on a Saturday night. Less than 12 hours later, I went to the office to catch up on work, only to walk into my own layoff.”
Gateway to Business will give undergraduate students and recent college and high school graduates a leg up on the competition.