Author: Mark Brostoff


About Mark Brostoff

I joined Olin as Associate Dean and Director, Weston Career Center in January 2009. Prior to arriving in St. Louis, I was an Associate Director, Undergraduate Career Services Office at Indiana University, Kelley School of Business. I earned a Master of Health Administration (MHA) from Washington University, School of Medicine and retired from the United States Navy as a Commander, Medical Service Corps. In my past life, I was an entrepreneur and small business owner specializing in high adventure gear and equipment. I enjoy traveling, cooking and wine tasting.

Olin’s Beta Alpha Psi chapter held its annual banquet on campus December 7, 2015 with approximately 70 attendees including representatives from Deloitte, PwC, EY, KPMG, Protiviti and Rubin Brown.  A special video was created by the students to thank and acknowledge support from Olin’s faculty.

Beta Alpha Psi is the honorary organization for finance students. The evening included a keynote speaker, awards and buffet dinner along with a networking reception. The event was co-sponsored by Olin’s Weston Career Center.

Olin’s MBA Emerging Leaders club held its annual career symposium on Dec. 1, 2015, co-sponsored by the Weston Career Center. The club’s founder, Leslie Onkenhout, of Nike, set the stage as our keynote presenter, followed by a lively discussion facilitated by Professor Ray Sparrowe. The panel discussion included alumni and non-alums from Edward Jones, Build-A-Bear, IBM and Vi-Jon.

IMG_4349The event was attended by more than 80 students. Company representatives from Nestle Purina, PwC Strategy, Wells Fargo, Spectrum Brands and Epharmix hosted tables to engage with students throughout the evening.


During a recent trip to Israel, Greg Hutchings, senior advisor in the Weston Career Center visited with four of Olin’s Global Masters of Finance (GMF) students who are working on their Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel.

At the end of their 11 month program, they will also receive a Masters of Science in Finance degree.  At IDC, the students are focused on venture creation and are interning with financial services and venture capital firms. IDC’s Zell Entrepreneurship Program has evolved into an acclaimed venture creation program, providing students with an opportunity to apply advanced entrepreneurial studies to the creation of real business ventures.

This week, Olin’s MBA Business Management & Technology club and the Weston Career Center hosted two MBA alums from San Francisco, Justin Lowdermilk of Twitter and Gaurav Lokesh of StubHub.  Both Justin and Gaurav shared their unique insights related to the technology industry, how they got started, their career growth since graduating from Olin, what it’s like to live in SF and work in ‘Tech’. 

Olin’s MBA Business Management & Technology Club and the Weston Career Center sponsored the lively, interactive exchange. A networking reception allowed for further relationship building and learning in a casual atmosphere where Justin and Gaurav were able to further share and enjoy Olin’s Bauer Hall and Knight Hall facilities.


The Net Impact Conference was hosted in Seattle this year and more than 20 Olin MBA students participated in the annual event. During the stay in Seattle, the Weston Career Center, Graduate Programs, and Olin’s Net Impact student group hosted alums from the Seattle area for dinner and great conversation.  The evening was enjoyed by all!