Tag: Specialized Masters



Students in Olin’s CELect course helped create the marketing plan for SafeTrek, a personal mobile safety app that was introduced to the WashU community this fall. Student-led teams in the entrepreneurship consulting course are paired with startups at the downtown accelerator T-Rex and assigned a wide variety of projects.

“The project for SafeTrek is one of many examples where helping a local entrepreneur also helped the community,” said Academic Director for Entrepreneurship Clifford Holekamp.

We asked SafeTrek cofounder Nick Droege about working with CELect teams on the marketing rollout of the app for WashU:

Have the CELect teams provided valuable contributions to your company?

The CELect teams have been extremely valuable in helping us over the past year. From market research to rollout strategies, they’ve made our jobs easier.

The spring 2017 team was diverse mix of law and business students. Did they bring valuable perspectives?

The spring 2017 team was an impressive group. They were able to provide us with valuable insights on campus climate as we geared up to launch at WUSTL’s campus.

[Related: Check out the Spring 2017 CELect team’s take on collaborating with SafeTrek]

What would you tell other startups considering a collaboration with a CELect student team?

Yes. Constantly getting outside perspectives is extremely important as you’re building a company. As founders, it’s easy to hone in on our strategies based on our lenses of how we should execute. Having a group of young, motivated, entrepreneurial spirited students look at what we’re doing and offer their opinions has made us take a step back and evaluate our approaches.


Safetrek recently announced a $3.2 million funding round with St. Louis-based VC firm Cultivation Capital.

The University is continuing to provide SafeTrek FREE OF CHARGE to all students, faculty, staff and Basic Services Contractor employees. To activate your subscription click on the link below and follow the steps: www.safetrekapp.com/affiliate/WUSTL




A message from the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship:

Calling All Creators at WashU – Submit Your Work
Think of anything you’ve created that you’re proud of—show it off to the WashU community as an exhibitor at our first ever Creator’s Gallery on the weekend of November 10th.

Examples for submission include, but are not limited to: fine art, robotics, engineering prototypes, visual design, business models, performance art, poetry, photography, etc.

Who Can Submit? All WashU students, alumni, faculty & staff. If it’s yours and it’s creative, submit by the deadline: Oct. 20, 2017.

Submit your work by Oct. 20 here.

If you have any questions regarding the Creator’s Gallery, feel free to contact Rob Hall at krhall@wustl.edu.




 

New and returning Specialized Masters Programs (SMP) students wrapped up a busy week of classes and seminars by cutting loose at Ballpark Village on Friday evening, Sept.22. The annual event, hosted by the Graduate Programs office and the SMP Council, drew more than 200 students to fill the second floor of the Budweiser Brew House.

New SMP students got to meet some of the students returning for their third and final semester, and the new SMP Council took the opportunity to introduce themselves to the cohorts by staffing the registration table.

Students enjoyed local favorites like toasted ravioli, alongside classic fare of sliders, chicken wings, egg rolls, and more. Most students stayed to enjoy Ballpark Village after the event ended when the space opened to the public. The dramatic growth in the SMP student population has allowed for–and indeed, necessitated–expansion from event spaces on the Delmar Loop to the larger venues offered by Ballpark Village.




It’s quite a sight as the sun goes down and dozens of hot air balloon owners fire up their burners to inflate giant balloons in the middle of Forest Park. It’s called the Balloon Glow and part of a beloved St. Louis tradition that signals the end of summer and a 45 year old race across the sky of colorful hot air balloons.

The festivities begin Friday, Sept. 15 at 7:00 p.m. on Art Hill. Boogie Chyld will be performing on the mainstage and fireworks are set to light up the sky at 9:15 p.m. You can also walk around the grounded, inflated balloons and see they glow before they take off for the race on Saturday.

The organizers claim the Annual Great Forest Park Balloon Race  is “the oldest and most well-attended FREE Hot-Air Balloon Event in the World.”

Saturday, September 16, 2017, Festivities begin at Noon
Great Forest Park Balloon Race – Art Hill
Maryville University Main Stage
Featuring STL’s Ultimate Mash Up Cover Band – Super Majik Robots plus performances by The Muny Kids, IGNITE Theater Company and Pazazz Performers

PURINA Children’s Entertainment Area
activities for kids of all ages – inflatables, games, Mural painting with St. Louis Children’s Hospital, performances by the Purina Pro Plan Performance Team and much more!

Enterprise Family Picnic Area
3:00 P.M. — Miller Lite Skydivers
3:30 P.M. — Opening Ceremonies at The Maryville University Main Stage
4:30 P.M. — “Hare” Balloon Launches – PNC Bank’s Orange Blossom
4:45 P.M. — “Hound” Balloons Launch

Link here for map, parking, directions

 




Research published by Olin faculty in the area of supply chain management is ranked #24 worldwide in the annual ranking published by The SCM Journal ListTM. The ranking is based on output in the leading supply chain management journals that are primarily analytically-focused including: Management Science, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Operations Research, and Production and Operations Management. Each year’s ranking is based on the research published in these journals during the prior five years.

In congratulating members of the Operations & Manufacturing Management (OMM) faculty on their prolific and high quality publications in top journals, Todd Milbourn, Vice Dean and Moog Professor of Finance, said, “Keep in mind that our faculty is smaller than many of the schools in this ranking, and some of the supply chain management research in these journals comes from engineering schools. The competition is stiff and Olin should be proud of this recognition of our excellent output in this field.”

Milbourn also pointed out that if the ranking were limited to purely OMM focused journals such as Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, and Production and Operations Management, Olin would be ranked #10 rather consistently over the years.

Operations and Manufacturing Management faculty:
Sergio Chayet | Kaitlin Daniels | Lingxiu Dong | Amr Farahat | Jake Feldman | Panos Kouvelis | Iva Rashkova | Danko Turcic | Dennis Zhang | Fuqiang Zhang




It’s been a tradition since 1995 and it’s difficult to imagine a better way to kick off the new academic year than our all-school picnic. The Annual Welcome Back Cookout was initiated by Dean Stuart Greenbaum, continued under Dean Mahendra Gupta, and hosted this year for the first time by Dean Mark Taylor Sept. 6. Over one thousand members of the Olin community enjoyed the perennial party under blue skies in the Knight Center’s Reid Courtyard.

Link to post on the history of the Cookout.

According to tradition, the Dean, staff and faculty don aprons and toques to serve the grilled fare to the hungry masses. Chief of Staff Jessica Martin reminded everyone in a tweet that Dean Taylor’s first job as a young man in England was as a hot dog seller! His skills came in handy on the serving line. Thanks to the Aramark staff for grilling and preparing everything on the menu.

Inside the Atrium, student clubs and campus groups representing a wide variety of interests and activities to promote diversity and inclusion shared information at the third Annual Diversity and Inclusion Expo.

Enjoy the photos taken by Jerry Naunheim, Jr. at the events.


Olin Business School Blog Olin Business School Blog