Blog: Olin Admission
Extra, Extra Extracurriculars!
Starting is the hardest part. I know it sounds cliché, but it is true. Whether it is starting a new job, getting yourself to go to the gym, or in this case getting started with your college applications. Olin College’s Office of Admission and Financial Aid is here to help you through each step of the dreaded “blank page syndrome.” This post will be walking you through the “Activities” section of the Common Application.Read More
Tips on Starting your College Application!
While the temperatures are still summerish here in Needham, the Olin Class of 2027 has arrived on campus, and fall is in the air! You can keep your sweaters packed away for a few more weeks, but I would strongly encourage you to begin thinking about your college applications (like you haven’t been thinking about them all summer, I’m sure!). The first step in any big endeavor is always the hardest one to take, so with that, I have a few tips to help you start your college applications.Read More
The Voices of Olin's Class of 2027: College Essay Snippets Part 3
Welcome to the final installation of our blog series “The Voices of Olin's Class of 2027: College Essay Snippets”! This series has featured excerpts of college essays that the incoming Olin students of the Class of 2027 wrote last year. Within these snippets our Oliners told us their unique stories; whether that be sharing their undying love for robotics manuals or a poignant exploration of evolving identity. What all these essays have in common, and what made them successful, was that they are genuine and communicate to the reader the passions, interests, and person behind the application.Read More
Blog: The Olinsider
Meet the Members of Olin's Society of Women Engineers (SWE!)
Here at Olin, we have clubs as far as the eye can see! Everything ranging from our incredibly popular Olin Fire Arts Club (their performances are FIRE, check them out at their YouTube Channel) to our Rocketry project team that competes nationally. One important organization on campus is our active and inclusive Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Chapter. SWE provides Olin students- (of all genders)- who are interested in promoting women in engineering, with professional development opportunities and mentorship.Read More
Hello! This is Pauline, a first-year student at Olin, majoring in mechatronics. I came from Oregon on the west coast to join Olin on the east coast. When I first looked at Olin, from an outsider’s perspective on my college visits, I missed many of the hidden gems you discover once you become an Oliner.Read More
Olin Welcomes Prospective Students to Fall Open House
Pauline Petersen '26
Olin College of Engineering welcomed over 100 high school students and their families for the Fall Open House this week. Prospective students spent the day at Olin participating in hands-on activities, meeting current students, and learning about the admission process.Read More
Blog: Career + Graduate Stories
Are Rotational Programs the Right Fit for You?
A rotational program invites new grads as paid, full-time employees for one to two years (depending on the program) to join a company and rotate through departments and projects across different disciplines. These programs are sometimes referred to as Leadership Development programs, because the scaffolded, structured experience often builds leadership skills in addition to industry skills.Read More