Olin student organizations are a valuable way for students to learn real-world skills, pursue specific interests, gain leadership experiences, network and meet other students.
Begin your journey by reviewing the 20+ distinctive Olin student organizations listed below.
Business of the Arts Club: The Business of the Arts Club seeks to provide students throughout all areas of Washington University with a space to further their functional education on topics within the spheres of art and business. Events and meetings shall strive to meet this purpose.
Finding Finance: Finding Finance aims to educate underclassmen on the career opportunities that lie within finance. Through bi-monthly meetings, guest speakers from various fields within finance will present to students about their jobs/industries. The purpose of this club is to help students identify which fields within finance align with their skills and interests most.
Olin Accounting Club: The Olin Accounting Club is dedicated to providing resources, opportunities, and support for individuals interested in the field of accounting. Our mission is to foster a supportive community that assists members in their academic and professional pursuits, including networking, resume building, CPA preparation, accounting study support, speaker events, and internship interview preparation. This will be a meeting point for all those interested in pursuing or learning more about Accounting.
WU Investment Banking Association (WUIB): WashU Investment Banking Association aims to provide students with the resources necessary to succeed throughout the investment banking recruitment process and during their summer internships. Programming and events include individualized mentorship, resume reviews, interview preparation, technical training, alumni outreach, networking opportunities, and more.
WashU Marketing Association (WUMA): WashU Marketing Association’s mission is to help students obtain resources and develop skills related to marketing that will prepare members to become leaders in their future careers. WUMA’s three main pillars are providing members with education, networking, and hands-on experience.
WashU Real Estate Investment Club (WUREC): The Washington University Real Estate Club is a pre-professional society that provides educational, networking, and career opportunities to undergraduate students interested in the real estate industry. WUREC organizes property tours, an intensive emphasis on guest speakers in the industry, and focused meetings with industry leaders. Through programming and a strong alumni network, members learn about different facets of the industry, are exposed to a variety of leadership opportunities, and gain premium access to interview training, internships, and job postings.
WU Student Investment Fund (WUSIF): The WU Student Investment Fund is a student-run investment club that seeks to manage a diversified portfolio of securities efficiently and professionally. The fund provides students with practical financial experience and teaches basic investing principles. The group pulls from and complements a variety of academic disciplines and backgrounds to create a community of engaged, motivated students who share a common passion for financial markets.
WU Women in Finance: WashU Women in Finance aims to provide female-identifying students with information about careers in finance including investment banking, asset management, non-banking corporate finance, private wealth management, fintech, sales, trading, and private equity, as well as provide opportunities to network with professionals in the finance industry. The group works closely with the Washington University Career Center and corporate recruiters to plan events for members and to assemble a comprehensive list of opportunities and open applications which are sent out in a weekly newsletter.
Women in Entrepreneurship Club: Women in Entrepreneurship Club seeks to empower, educate, and inspire women to pursue entrepreneurship and leadership opportunities. We aim to create a supportive community that fosters innovation, creativity, and collaboration among women interested in entrepreneurship.
First Generation Investors (FGI): FGI is an organization that teaches underserved high school students the power of investing and brings classroom lessons to life by providing students with real money to invest. Through an 8-week program, WashU students tutor high schoolers for 1 hour each week about investing and financial literacy, culminating in a capstone project where the high school students demonstrate their knowledge and receive $100 to invest when they complete the course. FGI may be in person at local high schools, with transportation provided, done at WashU, or held virtually.
MoneyThink: Moneythink is a college-success organization that provides big solutions to the interrelated challenges of affordability, student graduation, and debt. Moneythink members visit high schools in generally low-income areas in the St. Louis community and have conversations with students about personal finance, financial literacy, and success in college and other post-high school tracks.
Olin Business Council (OBC): The Olin Business Council serves the undergraduate student body of Washington University in St. Louis’ Olin Business School. The council is committed to developing young professionals, forging a more united, inclusive, and capable community, and advocating on behalf of those it serves. This is achieved through the council’s provision of thoughtful representation and superb programming.
Olin Peer Ambassadors (OPA): Olin Peer Ambassadors is committed to making the new student transition as smooth as possible by fostering relationships with prospective students and sustaining these connections when new students arrive on campus. OPAs, along with Olin Student Ambassadors (OSAs), serve as liaisons between the Olin Undergraduate Programs office and both internal and external audiences.
Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPsi): Alpha Kappa Psi is one of the oldest and largest professional fraternities nationwide. The chapter is a home for many young and bright individuals with widely ranging professional aspirations and personal interests. As a fraternity, AKPsi strives to carry on and embody the core principles of Brotherhood, Knowledge, Integrity, Service, and Unity.
Beta Alpha Psi (BAP): Beta Alpha Psi is an international honor organization for accounting, finance, and information systems students. BAP holds weekly Professional & Essential Skills Events with guest speakers from: PwC, Deloitte, EY, KPMG, First Bank, Edward Jones, JP Morgan, and more. Members also participate in community service, a mentoring program for our members, and hosting social events.
Delta Sigma Pi (DSP): Delta Sigma Pi is a co-ed professional fraternity organized to help business students excel within their communities. DSP sponsors a number of internal and school-wide professional activities, centered around three main pillars of professionalism, service, and brotherhood.
Phi Gamma Nu (PGN): Phi Gamma Nu is a co-ed professional development organization at Washington University in St. Louis comprised of professionally focused students from all colleges of the university. In alignment with the organization’s three pillars of Professionalism, Philanthropy, and Community, PGN members challenge each other to grow both personally and professionally through tangible skill and career development, engagement with our surrounding St. Louis community, and the cultivation of meaningful life-long friendships.
Arch Consulting: Arch Consulting is a competition group that provides a formal structure of training students for case competitions hosted by top business schools across the country. Arch Consulting develops the unique knowledge and skills necessary for success in intercollegiate case competitions through a robust structure which nurtures the talents of Olin Business School undergraduate students.
Black Student Business Network: Seeks to promote and strengthen community among black undergraduate students pursuing a degree or career in the field of business. Primary focuses of the network include education on inclusivity and DEI, providing networking between students, faculty, staff, and alumni, and resource support designed to assist young black professionals in starting a successful career.
Business of Sports Society: The Business of Sports Society was founded for students interested in learning more about sports industry and event management. BOSS’ objective is to establish and strengthen a current understanding of the sports industry and its current innovations, while developing members professionally and introducing them to available opportunities through mentorship, on-campus programming, and alumni relations.
Consult Your Community: Is an organization that inspires communities into action. Through semester-long, skills-based consulting projects, we mobilize students to leverage their education, digital fluency, mentorship networks, and knowledge as customers to empower small business owners and drive change in their communities. We are one chapter of an 18 member national network of IvyPlus Peers that values local economy and personal growth.
Net Impact: Net Impact is focused on environmental responsibility through business and sustainability on campus. Members work to educate, support, and advise students as they venture into the world of impact through business. Net Impact also works to educate the broader community on these issues and make real change both on campus and in the greater St. Louis area.
TAMID: The TAMID Group is a nonprofit, apolitical, and nonreligious organization that exists to develop the professional skills of undergraduate students through hands-on interactions with the Israeli economy.
WashU Sports Analytics: WashU Sports Analytics is a club dedicated to learning, discussing, and publishing insights and research in the field of sports analytics. Our club offers guest speakers from the Cardinals, Blues, and other professional teams, as well as opportunities for intercollegiate competition and professional development in the industry. Members gain access to professional opportunities, watch parties, and data science instruction.
Ready to Take the Next Step?
Connect and engage with other students in the Olin Business School community by taking one of the following next steps:
Ready to find and connect with your community in the Business School? Take the next step and join an Olin organization. It’s easy. Just follow the link above to Washington University Group Organizer (WUGO), and search for the organization, and then select “Join”.
Is an organization that you once enjoyed no longer active? Or, do you have a pioneering spirit and would like to start or become an Olin recognized organization that is uniquely beneficial to the Olin Community. First, schedule a meeting with Genesis Steele and then follow the link above.
Are you a current or newly elected Olin student organization leader seeking tools and information to help you manage your group? Be sure to schedule a meeting with your Olin student Org advisor and also review the Campus Life Trello Board via the link above. Make sure you are also on the Olin student org Canvas page by contacting your student org advisor.
Meet Us At The Fair
At the beginning of each term, you have the opportunity to meet student organizations representatives in person and learn what it means to be part of an Olin Professional Fraternity. Both events take place during the first week of class. Stop by both the Olin Activity Fair on August 31st @ 4:00 p.m. (Knight-Bauer Hall) as well as the Campus Life Activity Fair on September 1 @ 3:00 p.m. (Mudd Field) this term.