Meet Me in St. Louis

Jim Beirne, head of Olin career services, aims to broaden the school's influence by delivering world-class job search education

Jim Beirne is associate dean and director of career services at the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis (No. 23 on BusinessWeek's 2004 list of best B-schools). Before arriving at Olin six months ago, he spent 10 years leading recruiting efforts at Hewlett-Packard (HPQ ) and General Mills (GIS ). Before that, Beirne had worked for a decade at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also directed career development and placement.

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