Discover Your EDGE and Stand Out from the Crowd

The Walker EDGE provides our students with comprehensive professional development resources, programs and mentorships designed to set them up for success in achieving their career goals. By participating, our students have access to valuable professional experiences, a better understanding of business cultures, networking opportunities and the chance to enhance industry knowledge.

Mission 

To empower students of the Walker School of Business & Technology to achieve success by providing opportunities for creative, comprehensive and global professional experiences and by cultivating beneficial partnerships and connections among students, employers and the Webster University community.

The Walker EDGE Resources

The Walker EDGE Career Management courses are designed to provide professional development guidance and career exploration for undergraduate students.  Students examine career options based on an assessment of professional interests and competencies, develop a professional brand, and establish an individual career management strategy. 
 
Courses include: 
  • WSBT 2000 Career Exploration
  • WSBT 2300 Personal Branding
  • WSBT 2700 Career Management Strategies

Please review our Undergraduate Catalog for more information.

All Walker School students are encouraged to gain practical experience and make valuable connections through an internship. Walker EDGE and Webster University's Career Planning & Development Center partner with a wide variety of organizations to develop internship opportunities for Walker students. Walker EDGE offers an Internship Fair each year in the Spring Semester and provides many opportunities for students to connect with employers. 

Benefits of an internship include:

  • Valuable professional experience, essential in today's job market
  • Better understanding of corporate and business culture
  • Opportunity to build professional skills and industry knowledge
  • Opportunity to build professional contacts
  • A competitive EDGE in future career endeavors

Career Planning & Development Center
568 Garden Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119
314-968-6982 (Toll Free: 800-981-9805)
careercn@webster.edu

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Walker School graduate and undergraduate students may opt to earn academic credit for learning gained from a quality internship opportunity that is directly related to their degree. Students can apply academic knowledge to real-world situations, develop professional contacts, and gain professional experience regardless of whether it is for academic credit or not. 

International students typically undertake an internship as Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Students should consult with a representative from International Recruitment and Services in order to review U.S. regulations, confirm eligibility, and receive approval prior to completing the Walker School process.

Students interested in earning academic credit for an internship should consult with their department coordinator as soon as an internship is confirmed in order to confirm eligibility. 

Business Department
Dr. Elizabeth Risik
314-246-7591
elizabethrisik37@webster.edu

Management Department
Dr. Dustin Smith
314-246-4259
dustinsmith64@webster.edu

Math & Computer Science Department
Dr. Marty Smith
314-246-7678
smithma@webster.edu

Walker School students can participate in mentoring partnerships to develop a professional network and receive professional guidance. There are two ways to get involved in mentoring:

Webster Mentoring Program

Mentors provide one-on-one guidance and support to students by interacting with them, exchanging ideas, and sharing their experiences and knowledge of career paths. Mentors serve as role models and leaders as they help students reach their career goals. This program is open to all University alumni, parents, donors and friends and is open to all Webster students to benefit as a mentee. 

RBC Mentor Network

Walker School undergraduate students are invited to participate in the Regional Business Council (RBC) Mentor Network. Students are individually paired with a CEO or top executive of an RBC company to receive practical, real-world knowledge and advice on post-graduate opportunities. This is a selective program with a focus on students committed to the St. Louis Region.  Applications for 2021-2022 will open in August 2021. 

Partnering with the Walker School is an opportunity to tell your organization’s story year-round and attracts quality candidates for professional positions. To learn more about how your organization can participate, connect with Allison Schueler, Director of Operations at 314-246-7632 or allisonscheuler@webster.edu.



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Delta Mu Delta

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Faculty from New York University, Harvard and Yale founded Delta Mu Delta in 1913 to promote scholarship in training for business and to recognize and reward scholastic achievement. Today, Delta Mu Delta is one of the highest levels of national recognition a business student can earn.

Our chapter, Lambda Kappa, is open to Business and Management program undergraduates and candidates for the baccalaureate degree who have completed at least one-half of the work required for the degree with a cumulative average grade record of 3.70 or better.

School of Business & Technology

The George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology at Webster University is a leading provider of business education worldwide. With an international student body and a network of campuses throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa, and cyberspace, we know firsthand what it takes to succeed in the dynamic global business environment.