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Opportunities to Learn About Business (OLAB)

The 2022 OLAB Program has been canceled. Please check back regularly for updates regarding the 2023 program. 


2019 OLAB ParticipantsWhat is OLAB?

Opportunities to Learn About Business (OLAB) is a one-week, hands-on introduction to business and the market economy for young women and men entering their senior year in high school. Hosted each year at Wabash College and considered one of the premier business-related summer programs in the country, OLAB teaches students that business can be fun, creative, challenging, and rewarding.

The highlight of the week is "The Game." In addition to lectures by business leaders and Wabash faculty, students work in teams running a mock business. There is also time for recreation, as well as social activities in the evenings. For a more detailed overview of the week’s events, take a look at a sample daily schedule.

What Business Skills Do I Need to Attend?

Students do not have to be planning a career in business to attend. What is required is a desire to learn how business and the market economy affects our daily lives. Many OLAB graduates are now doctors, lawyers, and teachers, as well as business professionals. Read more about the program’s extensive history over the decades.

How Much Will It Cost to Attend?

OLAB costs absolutely nothing for students to attend. Since its inception, the program has been funded entirely through the generous financial support of program sponsors who pay the tuition for each student, including the Goodrich Trust, the Scientech Club Foundation, and the Rotary Club of Carmel Indiana. Apply to next year’s program today!