The Olin Business School offers a variety of immersive programs for high school students. Each programs allows you to experience Washington University in St. Louis and gain skills in and outside of the classroom. Explore each program we offer.
BOLD@Olin is a one-week residential program through the Olin Business School for rising junior and senior students who identify as women and are eager to learn more about business and leadership.
Olin Fleischer Scholars Program
Olin Fleischer Scholars Program is a free week-long summer residential program geared toward underrepresented and first-generation college student populations. The program is designed to expose students to the importance of a college education, leadership, and careers in business and entrepreneurship. The students will be exposed to the Olin Business School’s faculty, students, and alumni as well as leaders within the St. Louis community.
Olin Future Women in Business Weekend
Olin Future Women in Business Weekend is a free 3 day program available to motivated female students who are interested in making an impact and achieving leadership roles in business and beyond business.
Gateway to Business Course
The Gateway to Business course is a comprehensive introduction to business, leadership and teamwork skills development, and career preparedness. Designed for high school students who may or may not be interested in pursuing business as a major or minor, the curriculum for the first half of the course includes a foundational view of business, creative problem solving, experiential learning, professional communications, career strategies and the creation of a professional development plan. For the second half of the course, students choose from one of two concentration options. The entrepreneurship concentration curriculum includes real-world examples of founding, operating and exiting a startup, how to think like an entrepreneur, and potential career paths. The sports business concentration provides an overview of the major industry aspects, including revenues, collective bargaining, media rights, sponsorships and endorsements.