Piper Center for Vocation and Career

Tomson Hall 270  •  507-786-3268  •  www.stolaf.edu/pipercenter  •  email:piper.center@stolaf.edu

The Piper Center for Vocation and Career provides resources and experiences designed to help students leverage their liberal arts education to achieve their full potential. Piper Center staff and programs help students:

  • Identify their values, interests, skills and abilities
  • Understand how their skills relate to professional life
  • Explore a wide variety of careers that best leverage their skills and interests
  • Develop and pursue a sustainable plan for life after college

As a First Year student, the following guide will help you explore different ways to make the most of your time at St. Olaf.

Complete your profile in Ole Career Central in order to view events and opportunities September  – October
Visit the Piper Center website to stay updated on workshops, fairs, grants, scholarships, internships and other opportunities September  – May
Meet with a Peer Advisor to create your college resume October  – November
Create your LinkedIn profile and join the St. Olaf College Alumni Group to research alumni careers and form mentoring relationships October  – December
Join a student organization, engage in volunteer work, take a work study job, or participate in local internship and civic engagement opportunities in order to build leadership skills and discern your interests October  – May
Explore Majors & Careers resources, and view the Academic Catalog October  – May
Attend the World Wide Service Fair to explore service opportunities November
Consider participating in an international or off-campus program November  – April
Thinking about pre-med? Meet with the appropriate career coach to discern your path toward a career in health or medicine November– May
Attend Focus on First Years, a special event just for first year students to reflect on their experiences, begin goal setting, and learn about the resources and support available to Oles. January
Attend the Summer Job & Camp Fair to explore summer opportunities February