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Throughout the year, hundreds of companies recruit Olin students through on-campus visits. The largest such event is Meet the Firms, where dozens of companies and hundreds of representatives, students, staff, and faculty fill the three floors of Olin’s Bauer and Knight Halls. Meet the Firms provides a unique setting for employers and students to meet, discuss employment opportunities, and network among other company representatives—and it is just around the corner!

The WCC provides a Meet the Firms app which puts all of the information at your fingertips. The app includes participating companies, as well as where they will be located for the event. The app also includes details about the firm’s recruiting focus (for example, whether the company is looking for full-time or internship talent, and so on). It also provides an up-to-the-minute layout and agenda for the day. A few key resources for students to check out:

In addition, Meet the Firms has a new component this year: Recruiting Insights, where attending representatives share best practices. After, some firms attend the MBA Exclusive, in which MBA students and firms can meet and mingle, followed by the Meet the Firms career fair. This is an amazing, energizing, and truly interactive couple of hours.

Below are several of the confirmed firms for the event. Download the Meet the Firms app for the latest list of attending firms. We hope to see you there!

Firms attending September 13

  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Accenture
  • Advisory Research
  • Aggio
  • Analysis Group
  • Andersen Tax
  • AT&T
  • Avascent
  • Axiom Consulting Partners
  • Bain & Company
  • Belvedere Trading
  • Bloomingdale’s
  • Capital One
  • Centene Corporation
  • Cognizant
  • Crowe Horwath
  • Deloitte (Audit/Tax)
  • Eastman
  • Education Pioneers
  • Edward Jones
  • EMD Serono, MilliporeSigma and EMD Performance Materials
  • Express Scripts
  • EY
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Forsyth Advisors
  • General Mills
  • HBM Holdings
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • Lumeris
  • Mastercard
  • Mercer Consulting
  • Monsanto
  • Morningstar
  • NISA Investment Advisors
  • Nomura
  • PepsiCo
  • The Procter & Gamble Company
  • Prudential Capital Group
  • PwC
  • RGA (Reinsurance Group of America)
  • Robert W. Baird
  • Sense Corp
  • Slalom
  • Spectrum Brands
  • Susquehanna International Group
  • Teach for America
  • Travelers Fixed Income Investments
  • U.S. Bank
  • ZS Associates


Firms attending September 19

  • Advanced Technology Group
  • Aegis Strategies
  • Aggio
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Belden
  • Carindal Health
  • CGN Global
  • Citi
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors
  • Direct Supply
  • EisnerAmper
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Emerson
  • ePlata
  • Equifax
  • Essilor
  • Executive Financial Group
  • Forsyth Advisors
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Highmark Health
  • Hill’s Pet Nutrition, a division of Colgate-Palmolive Company
  • Lincoln International
  • M&T Bank
  • Maryville Technologies
  • Microsoft
  • Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • Protiviti
  • The Resource Group
  • RubinBrown LLP
  • Varsity Tutors
  • Wal-Mart
  • Washington University Investment Management Company
  • World Wide Technology

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.

Soak up some sun, music, and art this weekend in Forest Park and nearby Clayton. Starting tonight, there will be a free prequel to LouFest just for college students in Forest Park. Student Life reports on the event called, LouFestU :

“a new initiative geared toward showing St. Louis college students what all the city has to offer them, LouFest will be launching LouFest U this Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., the night before the festival’s official start. In the spirit of catering to college students, the event will be completely free, with five musical artists performing and dozens of St. Louis businesses present to meet and network with students.”

Weezer, Snoop Dogg, and Cage the Elephant are the headliners at LouFest that starts on Saturday and runs for two days. The LouFest gates will open at 11:00am each day and close at 10:00pm each day. Tickets and more info available here: FAQ.

The LouFest band lineup includes:

Run the Jewels • Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
Spoon • Huey Lewis & the News • Marian Hill • Lizzo
Houndmouth • Lecrae • Robert Randolph & the Family Band
Hippo Campus • The Record Company • ZZ Ward • Rainbow Kitten Surprise
Mondo Cozmo • Noname • Future Thieves • Middle Kids • Mvstermind
Ron Gallo • Jonny P • OKEY DOKEY • Jess Nolan • Chris Bandi • Jack Grelle
18andCounting & theOnlyEnsemble • Beth Bombara • Mathias & the Pirates • Starwolf
Daily Performances by Robot+Bike on the LouKidz Stage

To the west of campus in Clayton, the streets will be closed to traffic and pedestrians can wander for miles around the tents full of artworks by local and national artists. The Fair opens Friday night, Sept. 8, and runs through Sunday, Sept. 10. No entry fee.

The Saint Louis Art Fair was founded in 1994 and is ranked among the top ten art fairs and festivals to visit in the US.

There’s a whole city block of food vendors and two live music venues.

Fair hours:
Friday      5 – 10:00 PM
Saturday   11 AM – 10 PM
Sunday      11 AM – 5 PM

Attention drivers: if you signed up for a parking permit, you must pick it up at the Parking & Transportation office at North Campus by Friday, Sept. 8. Starting Friday, any unclaimed permits will be forfeited and assigned to those next on the wait list.

In this video, Dedric Carter, vice chancellor for operations and technology transfer, shares insights on the strategy behind Washington University in St. Louis’ new parking and transportation plan, successes to date, and what the campus community can expect this year.

“We recognize the new parking and transportation plan, coupled with the construction on the east end of the Danforth Campus, represents significant change for our campus community,” Carter said. “We hope this video provides additional insight into these changes and what they mean to you.”

Carter wants students, faculty and staff to be aware that the Parking & Transportation team is focused on improving the parking citation and appeals process and ensuring citations that are in error or unclear are resolved quickly. Importantly, the policy that forgave one ticket a year is no longer in place due to operational challenges to the university.

For those who decided not to purchase a parking permit this year, the university offers a mix of alternative commuting options for students, faculty and staff, including the Metro, Campus Circulator, Campus2Home shuttle, the Occasional Parking Program, Guaranteed Ride Home program and Enterprise CarShare, among others.

For more information, visit parking.wustl.edu or contact the Parking & Transportation office at parktrans@wustl.edu or 314-935-3616.

In honor of the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, WashU has a line up of speakers and events that begins this week and continues through 2018. On Thursday, Sept. 7, 5 p.m., at Graham Chapel, the Washington University Assembly Series will present playwright Nick Dear, who adapted the novel for the Royal National Theatre in London, in conversation with Rebecca Messbarger, professor of Romance literatures and languages in Arts & Sciences, and Henry Schvey, professor of performing arts in Arts & Sciences.

The “Frankenstein at 200” conference, which takes place Oct. 13, will bring together scholars from several universities and disciplines, including history, philosophy, fine arts, literature, Africana studies and performing arts. Other highlights will include a special Frankenstein issue of The Common Reader and “The Curren(t)cy of Frankenstein,” a symposium sponsored by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, as well as films, lectures, performances and exhibits.

In this video, Corinna Treitel, associate professor of history in Arts & Sciences — and lead organizer for the Center for the Humanities’ “Frankenstein at 200” conference — discusses the book’s continued power to challenge and inform.

“Today, ‘Frankenstein’ offers students and scholars a wonderful opportunity to bring two conversations together,” Treitel said. “One has to do with the social consequences of recent exciting discoveries in STEM fields. And the other has to do with a conversation about diversity and inclusion, especially the mechanisms of social othering.”

“The creature is the quintessential outsider,” Treitel said. Which raises a series of interesting questions: “What makes monsters? How does it feel to be a monster? And perhaps most importantly, what do you and I do that helps make monsters?”

For more information, visit the Frankenstein 200 webpage, follow events on Facebook and Twitter, or search #WUFrank200.

For information on the location and time of discussion groups on campus, click here: Common Reading Program.

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