The Olin Business School offers four mentor programs for BSBA undergraduate students to participate in. In each program, an Olin student is paired with an established, successful businessperson. Participation in the program will enhance the personal and professional development of selected students. Students will also gain a greater understanding of the workplace and business through interactions with their mentors.

This upcoming fall 2021, the Women’s Mentor Programs will be offered in a fully virtual format.
We will reevaluate our ability to hold in-person program in the spring.


Olin Industry Insider Program

This program pairs rising sophomores with Olin alumni from across the country. Student/mentor pairs are typically matched based on the student’s career interest. The mentor may not reside in the St. Louis area and much of the mentoring relationship is conducted via email, Skype, or during academic breaks. Students should expect to commit 4-8 hours per semester and must make a commitment to the program for the entire academic year.

Applications for 2021-2022 are now available! Applications and recommendations are due by 11:59pm on October 29th, 2021.

How to Apply
You are required to submit the following in order to apply for the program:

  • Find the Olin Industry Insider Application here.
  • Recommendation Form submitted by a Professor or Campus Staff Member (such as a RCD, student organization advisor, campus work supervisor, etc.). Please direct your recommender to the form here.

Pam Kendall-Rijos Olin Women’s Mentor Programs

  • Sophomore Women’s Mentor Program– pairs rising sophomore, female students with St. Louis area businesswomen from a variety of industries. The student/mentor pairs meet twice per semester for events and activities, such as speakers, mock interviews, and small group discussions – this fall, these events will likely occur virtually. The student/mentor pair is also expected to conduct one-on-one meetings outside of mandatory group events. Opportunities for company site visits and dinners with area leaders will be offered throughout the year. Students will commit approximately six hours per semester and must make a commitment to the program for the entire academic year.

    Applications for 2021-2022 are now available! Applications and recommendations are due by 11:59pm on October 29th, 2021.

    How to Apply
    You are required to submit the following in order to apply for the program:
  1. Sophomore Application can be found here.
  2. Recommendation Form submitted by a Professor or Campus Staff Member (such as a RCD, student organization advisor, campus work supervisor, etc.). Please direct your recommender to the form here.

  • Junior Women’s Mentor Program – pairs rising junior, female students with female industry leaders across the country. The relationship will be conducted via email, Skype, or during academic breaks. Students should expect to commit 4-8 hours per semester and must make a commitment to the program for the entire academic year. In addition to the mentor relationship, students are invited to join company site visits and networking events.

    Applications for 2021-2022 are now available! Applications and recommendations are due by 11:59pm on October 29th, 2021.

    How to Apply You are required to submit the following in order to apply for the program:
    1. Junior Application can be found here.
    2. Recommendation Form submitted by a Professor or Campus Staff Member (such as a RCD, student organization advisor, campus work supervisor, etc.). Please direct your recommender to the form here.

The Regional Business Council’s Mentor Network

The Regional Business Council (RBC) is an organization that represents 100 business leaders. The Council’s member companies collectively employ more than 120,000 associates and generate more than $65 billion in annual revenue.

Mentor Network: Every academic year, business and engineering students are hand-select based on criteria that include academic performance, leadership outside the classroom, and willingness to stay and work in the St. Louis business community. These students are individually paired with a CEO or top executive of an RBC company to receive practical, “real world” knowledge and post-graduate opportunities.

Students applying for this program should have an interest in living and working in the St. Louis region upon graduation and must commit to participating for two semesters. Resumes must be submitted with an application – coming soon! Incomplete applications will not be considered. Send application and resume to your University Liaison at CorporateRelations@Olin.wustl.edu. Application Due Date: TBD