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MBA GO! Program 2017

Wednesday, August 2 at 8:00am
August 11 at 6:00pm 
Olin Business School
One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, United States
Event Details
MBA GO! Program 2017
Agenda
Mon, Jul 31, 2017
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

@ Check-In room 241 (2nd floor), Breakfast 3rd floor
Check-In and Breakfast (3rd floor atrium)

Please check in with a member of the Olin staff and enjoy breakfast is on the 3rd Floor Atrium.

Mon, Jul 31, 2017
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

@ Bauer Hall 240
Welcome Remarks

Graduate Programs staff will welcome you and provide an overview of GO! International.

Mon, Jul 31, 2017
9:45 AM – 10:15 AM

@ Bauer Hall 240
Keys to Olin Academic Life

Student Affairs will give an overview of program.

Mon, Jul 31, 2017
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM

@ Bauer Hall 240
Break

Break

Mon, Jul 31, 2017
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

@ Bauer Hall 240
Getting to Know Olin

2 Panels:
Faculty members will discuss academics at Olin.
Current students discuss their first year and internship experiences.

Mon, Jul 31, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

@ BH 330 (3rd Floor)
Lunch

Lunch provided

Mon, Jul 31, 2017
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

@ Bauer Hall 240
Adapting to American Culture

Judy Shen-Filerman of Dreambridge Partners provides tips for student transition to the U.S

Mon, Jul 31, 2017
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM

@ BH 240
Break

Break

Mon, Jul 31, 2017
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

@ Bauer Hall 240
Unlocking the Services and Regulations

Staff from the Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) discusses important issues, such as visas, taxes, employment in the U.S., and medical care.

Mon, Jul 31, 2017
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM

@ Various group study rooms (TBA)
English Language Assessments

Brief assessments of English language skills will be conducted from 3:45-5:00pm. Students who were not required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score during the admissions process will NOT be assessed, nor will students who participated in the Competitive Communication Skills program. Times and locations are found on the back of your name tag if this assessment is required for you.

Mon, Jul 31, 2017 8:00 AM
Tue, Aug 01, 2017 6:00 PM

@ Various
GO! International

All sessions required and held in Bauer Hall 240 unless otherwise noted.
Attire is business casual for both days.
Temperatures in classrooms can fluctuate so we recommend you bring an extra layer tobe comfortable.

Tue, Aug 01, 2017
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

@ Knight Hall/Atrium (3rd Floor)
Breakfast

Breakfast provided

Tue, Aug 01, 2017
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

@ Bauer Hall 240
Building/Campus Tour

A brief, guided walk around Olin's buildings and campus. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring hats, sunglasses, etc. as you will be indoors and outdoors.

Tue, Aug 01, 2017
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

@ Bauer Hall 240
Case Study Practice

Case Study practice session with Professor Tom Fields

Tue, Aug 01, 2017
11:15 AM – 11:30 AM
Break

Break

Tue, Aug 01, 2017
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

@ Bauer Hall 240
Student Health Services

Student Health Services overview with Deb Beck, Director of Habif Health and Wellness center

Tue, Aug 01, 2017
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

@ BH 330 (3rd Floor)
Lunch

Lunch provided

Tue, Aug 01, 2017
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

@ Bauer Hall 240
Olin Life and American Culture

Getting accustomed to life in the USA, St. Louis and Olin.

Tue, Aug 01, 2017
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Break

Break

Tue, Aug 01, 2017
2:45 PM – 3:15 PM

@ Bauer Hall 240
WCC Services and Resources

Weston Career Center staff will address the top 5 things students can be doing in the upcoming weeks to get started on the right foot.

Tue, Aug 01, 2017
3:15 PM – 3:30 PM

@ Bauer Hall 240
Peer Advisor Program Introduction

WCC introduces Peer Advisor program

Tue, Aug 01, 2017
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

@ Bauer Hall 240
Olin Alumni Panel

Students will hear success stories from recent alumni and have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the panelists.

Tue, Aug 01, 2017
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

@ 210 Bauer Hall (McGinnis Classroom)
Wed, Aug 02, 2017
7:30 AM – 8:15 AM

@ Frick Forum/First Floor
Registration and Breakfast

Registration and Breakfast.
Business casual attire today.

Wed, Aug 02, 2017
8:15 AM – 9:15 AM

@ Emerson Auditorium
Opening and Welcome Remarks

Opening and Welcome Remarks

Wed, Aug 02, 2017
9:15 AM – 9:30 AM
Break

Break

Wed, Aug 02, 2017
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

@ Emerson Auditorium
MGT 5314: Critical Thinking & Communication (CRITICOM)

MGT 5314 Critical Thinking and Communication (CRITICOM) (2 Credits)
The objectives of this course are to help you to better formulate, analyze, and communicate your ideas about unstructured business problems, some of which involve multiple functional areas of business (marketing, operations, finance, etc.). The kinds of competencies you will develop in this course include problem formulation, elimination of faulty reasoning, persuasive communication and impactful communication. A central premise of the course is that critical thinking and communication skills are best learned through repeated cycles of practice, feedback from instructors and peers, reflection prompted by that feedback, and more practice. To that end, many of the class sessions will involve you making presentations and practicing interviews, evaluating others, and receiving feedback on your own performances.

Wed, Aug 02, 2017
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

@ Atrium/Third Floor/Knight Hall
Lunch

Lunch provided

Wed, Aug 02, 2017
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

@ Emerson Auditorium
Wed, Aug 02, 2017
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

@ Emerson Auditorium
Wed, Aug 02, 2017
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM

@ Emerson Auditorium
Wed, Aug 02, 2017
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM

@ Emerson Auditorium
Introduction to Experiential Learning

Meet staff from the Center for Experiential Learning (CEL)

Wed, Aug 02, 2017
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

@ Atrium/Third Floor/Knight Hall
Thu, Aug 03, 2017
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

@ Atrium/Third Floor/Knight Hall
Breakfast

Casual or business casual dress today

Thu, Aug 03, 2017
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

@ KH 291
IT/Laptop Assistance

IT staff are available on the 2nd floor to assist with IT troubleshooting

Thu, Aug 03, 2017
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

@ Bauer Hall 240
Thu, Aug 03, 2017
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

@ Bauer Hall 210
Section 2- OB 5620: Foundations for Leadership Effectiveness

OB 5620. Foundations for Leadership Effectiveness (1.5 Credits)
As part of the MBA Gateway: Olin (GO) Program held prior to the start of the fall semester core courses, this course examines leadership from the perspective of how individuals add value to organizations through the distinctive assets they contribute. The course begins with assessments that offer students an accurate evaluation of their individual assets and liabilities in their ‘leadership portfolio.’ It then shifts to teams, introducing techniques to enhance collaborative problem-solving by applying rubrics for critical and creative thinking. The emphasis is on enhancing collaborative problem-solving by applying rubrics for critical and creative thinking.

Thu, Aug 03, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

@ Atrium/Third Floor/Knight Hall
Lunch

Lunch provided

Thu, Aug 03, 2017
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

@ Bauer Hall 240
Thu, Aug 03, 2017
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

@ Bauer Hall 210
Section 1 - OB 5620: Foundations for Leadership Effectiveness

OB 5620. Foundations for Leadership Effectiveness (1.5 Credits)
As part of the MBA Gateway: Olin (GO) Program held prior to the start of the fall semester core courses, this course examines leadership from the perspective of how individuals add value to organizations through the distinctive assets they contribute. The course begins with assessments that offer students an accurate evaluation of their individual assets and liabilities in their ‘leadership portfolio.’ It then shifts to teams, introducing techniques to enhance collaborative problem-solving by applying rubrics for critical and creative thinking. The emphasis is on enhancing collaborative problem-solving by applying rubrics for critical and creative thinking.

Thu, Aug 03, 2017
4:15 PM – 5:00 PM

@ Emerson Auditorium
Fri, Aug 04, 2017
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM

@ 3rd Floor Atrium/Knight Hall
Breakfast

Casual dress today: wear your Olin GO t-shirts

Fri, Aug 04, 2017
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

@ Shaw Park
TeamWorks Teambuilding Exercises

TeamWorks Teambuilding Exercises in neighboring Shaw Park.
• Wear your GO! T-shirt and sneakers (no open-toed shoes.)
• Be sure to bring your water bottle.
• Transportation provided to/from Shaw Park from campus.
Buses will depart at 9:00 from SIMON HALL

Fri, Aug 04, 2017
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

@ 3rd Floor Atrium/Knight Hall
Lunch

Lunch provided

Fri, Aug 04, 2017
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

@ Rooftop Terrace Bar, Moonrise Hotel in Delmar "Loop" 6177 Delmar 63112
Optional Social Gathering at the Rooftop Terrace Bar at the Moonrise Hotel

Celebrate the end of the first part of GO! with your fellow classmates. Some members of the MBA Class of 2018 (second year MBAs) will be joining you! Enjoy a complimentary beverage (until an established tab has been reached.) You will receive a wristband so that you are identified as an Olin MBA. No food will be provided. Spouses/significant others are welcome!

Mon, Aug 07, 2017
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

@ Atrium/Third Floor/Knight Hall
Breakfast

Casual or business casual dress today

Mon, Aug 07, 2017
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

@ Bauer Hall 240
Mon, Aug 07, 2017
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

@ Bauer Hall 160
Mon, Aug 07, 2017
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
Mon, Aug 07, 2017
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

@ BH 330/Atrium
Section 2- WCC “Meet & Greet” and Team Activity

WCC "Meet & Greet" held in BH 330.

Mon, Aug 07, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

@ Atrium/Third Floor/Knight Hall
Lunch

Lunch provided

Mon, Aug 07, 2017
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

@ Bauer Hall 240
Mon, Aug 07, 2017
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM

@ Bauer Hall 160
Mon, Aug 07, 2017
2:15 PM – 2:30 PM
Mon, Aug 07, 2017
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

@ BH 330/Atrium
Section 1- WCC “Meet & Greet” and Team Activity

WCC "Meet & Greet" held in BH 330.

Tue, Aug 08, 2017
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

@ Atrium/Third Floor/Knight Hall
Breakfast

Casual or business casual dress today

Tue, Aug 08, 2017
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

@ Bauer Hall 240
Tue, Aug 08, 2017
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

@ Bauer Hall 160
Section 2- WCC: Personal Branding

Guest speaker William Aruda (see bio)

Tue, Aug 08, 2017
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
Tue, Aug 08, 2017
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

@ Various group study rooms
Section 2- Mini ICE Preparation

Teams can work on their Mini ICE presentations

Tue, Aug 08, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

@ Atrium/Third Floor/Knight Hall
Lunch

Lunch provided

Tue, Aug 08, 2017
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

@ Bauer Hall 240
Tue, Aug 08, 2017
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM

@ Bauer Hall 160
Section 1- WCC: Personal Branding

Guest speaker William Aruda (see bio)

Tue, Aug 08, 2017
2:15 PM – 2:30 PM
Tue, Aug 08, 2017
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

@ Various group study rooms
Section 1- Mini ICE Preparation

Teams can work on their Mini ICE presentations

Wed, Aug 09, 2017
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

@ Atrium/Third Floor/Knight Hall
Breakfast

Casual or business casual dress today

Wed, Aug 09, 2017
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

@ BH 330
Wed, Aug 09, 2017
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

@ Bauer Hall 210
Wed, Aug 09, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

@ Atrium/Third Floor/Knight Hall
Lunch

Lunch provided

Wed, Aug 09, 2017
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

@ BH 330
Wed, Aug 09, 2017
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

@ Bauer Hall 210
Thu, Aug 10, 2017
7:30 AM – 9:30 AM

@ Bauer Hall 210
Professional Photos

Team assigned to specific times for photos.
Schedule will be emailed to class.
Professional Dress required today:
Business suit and tie
Skirt or pants suit

Thu, Aug 10, 2017
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

@ Atrium/Third Floor/Knight Hall
Breakfast

Professional Dress required today:
Business suit and tie
Skirt or pants suit

Thu, Aug 10, 2017
9:30 AM – 11:35 AM

@ Bauer 130, 160, 230, 240
“Mini ICE” Presentations

Team presentations in assigned classrooms.

Thu, Aug 10, 2017
11:35 AM – 11:45 AM
Thu, Aug 10, 2017
11:45 AM – 12:30 PM

@ Emerson Auditorium
“Mini ICE” Recap and Integrity Matters

Hear briefly from the "Mini ICE" case host and then learn about Integrity Matters, Olin's Code of Professional Conduct and Academic Integrity Policies

Thu, Aug 10, 2017
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

@ Atrium/Third Floor/Knight Hall
Lunch

Lunch provided

Thu, Aug 10, 2017
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM

@ Emerson Auditorium
Olin MBA Career Platforms

Introduction to the career platforms at Olin. Platform Director Panel

Thu, Aug 10, 2017
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM
Thu, Aug 10, 2017
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

@ Emerson Auditorium
Improvisation

Local improv team provides an interactive session

Thu, Aug 10, 2017
4:30 PM – 4:45 PM
Thu, Aug 10, 2017
4:45 PM – 6:30 PM

@ Knight Center Dining Room
Networking Reception

We have invited local MBA alumni and second year MBA students to help practice your elevator pitches.

Fri, Aug 11, 2017
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

@ Atrium/Third Floor/Knight Hall
Breakfast

Casual attire today:
Shorts/jeans and t-shirt/sweatshirt acceptable
Tennis shoes/sneakers acceptable

Fri, Aug 11, 2017
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

@ Emerson Auditorium
Student Organizations & Clubs

Learn about Olin and Wash U and how to get involved, get advice from MBA 2018 (“2nd year”) MBA students.

Fri, Aug 11, 2017
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

@ Atrium/Third Floor/Knight Hall
Lunch

Lunch provided

Fri, Aug 11, 2017
5:45 PM – 9:30 PM

@ Buses departs from Simon Hall
Mississippi Riverboat Cruise aboard the Becky Thatcher

Buses will depart at 5:45 p.m. from Simon Hall parking lot and return at ~ 9:30/10:00 p.m. to Simon Hall. Spouses/significant others welcome (sorry, no children.)

Boat launches from dock at 6:30pm sharp, rain or shine. If you chose to drive yourself down to the Becky Thatcher, parking is available for $5 per car.

Food and beverages on the cruise include an appetizer buffet, soda, beer and wine.

Dress code is casual. There is a top deck which can be windy so you might bring an extra layer.

Where & When

Olin Business School, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, United States

Wednesday, August 2, 8:00am – Friday, August 11 at 6:00pm

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