Piper Center for Vocation and Career

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.


Upcoming Opportunities

Minnesota’s Private Colleges Job & Internship Fair
Wednesday, February 18 (off-campus, transportation provided)
For the 38th year, Minnesota’s Private Colleges will host the annual Job and Internship Fair on Wednesday, February 18, and Thursday, February 19, which stands out as one of the premier college/employer partnerships in the country. Meet over 200 employers who are interested in recruiting Minnesota students and soon-to-be graduates for internships and jobs.

Summer Internship Programs & Funding Opportunities
Application deadlines for many summer internships are fast approaching. The Piper Center sponsors a variety of summer internship cohort programs. Students who find their own internships can apply for summer internship funding– the deadline is March 25th. Students are encouraged to explore both posted positions and hidden opportunities.

Tips From Winter Break
If you didn’t have time to think about your career and vocation development over break, it’s not too late. View this video for tips and ideas on how to get started with networking and resume construction.



Student uses internship abroad to analyze international water issues

Many St. Olaf College students use Interim as a time to study abroad or explore their career interests. This January, Tea Dejanovic ‘15 is doing both. Dejanov ...


A passion for problem-solving leads to position as health care consultant

Lauren McDevitt '15 always envisioned herself going straight from college to law school. Then she took a St. Olaf College course in health care economics. McDevitt ...


Learning to turn a love for dance into a post-graduation plan

Expression, communication, awareness. These are some of the skills that Jacob Borg '17 is learning as a dance major at St. Olaf College. It's his off-campus int ...