Oberlin Business Scholars

OBS 2014

Oberlin Business Scholars 2014 with Jeff Goodby P '04, of Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco ("Got Milk?")

Introduction | The Details | Application

The Oberlin Business Scholars Program is an experiential opportunity co-managed by Career Center and Development staff of the College, carried out through structured Winter Term projects. It will be funded through the generosity of alumni, in 2015, for the 12th consecutive year.

The program is an intensive (87 sessions in January 2014) winter term project that provides selected Scholars from all majors with a foundation of skills, knowledge, and contacts that helps them to more successfully compete for jobs and internships in a wide range of business disciplines. Through discussions, lectures, case studies, project assignments, and on-site visits with Oberlin alumni and friends of the College, Scholars interact with and learn from leaders in these fields, and from one another.

As a result of the Program, students will be able to:

  • Clarify job and career focus through greater understanding of the finance and consulting industries.
  • Increase marketability to employers through acquisition of industry knowledge and business-related skills, including business case analysis, project management, teamwork and presentation skills.
  • Gain familiarity with basic financial analysis and mergers and acquisition.
  • Utilize effective job search skills, including resume writing, networking, and interviewing skills.
  • Provide evidence that they thrive as members of a high-functioning team.

Photos from the 2013 Business Scholars Program