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

Ole Cup
Saturday, May 2, 8:30am – 1:00pm
The Ole Cup is an annual student entrepreneurial competition conceived by Brad Cleveland ‘82. The grand prize winner receives $7,000, and is paired with alumni and parent mentors to receive pro-bono legal, accounting, HR, and other services to support the business for up to one year. The second prize winner receives $5,000 and the third place, $3,000. There will be an additional award of $5,000 for the best social venture. The keynote speaker will be David Rose ’89, from the MIT Media Lab, CEO of Ditto Labs, and author of Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things.

International Post-Graduate Fellowships
During the month of April, the Piper Center will be hosting a series of events designed to introduce students to nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships, such as the Fulbright, Marshall, Rhodes, and others. Check the St. Olaf calendar below for details on dates and locations, and be sure to visit the Fellowships page to learn more about which opportunities are right for you.



Students find success in the ‘liberal arts career of the business world’

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St. Olaf senior awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded St. Olaf College student Serina Robinson '15 a prestigious three-year Graduate Research Fellowship that will support he ...


Student-designed program explores the business of connections

Katherine Kroening '17 wanted to spend Interim taking an up-close look at a wide range of careers in business. So the Arkansas native designed a program that enabl ...