Alumni Resources

The Piper Center provides resources and experiences designed to help students leverage their liberal arts education to achieve their full potential. View the programs below that offer volunteer roles to alumni interested in engaging with the current student body. If you are looking for help in your own career development, these resources are available to you.

NETWORK WITH STUDENTS

Ole Biz

Attend this Twin Cities-based networking event with over 200 students and alumni interested in discussing the field of business. Additional option to serve as a “pop-up” speaker by giving a 2-minute talk about your life in business. (time commitment: 2 hours, lead time: 3 months notice, frequency: 1 time a year, October)

Ole Law

Attend this Twin Cities-based networking event with over 200 students and alumni interested in discussing the field of law. Additional option to serve as a “pop-up” speaker by giving a 2-minute talk about your life in law. (time commitment: 2 hours, lead time: 3 months notice, frequency: 1 time a year, April)

Ole Med

Attend this Twin Cities-based networking event with over 200 students and alumni interested in discussing the field of medicine. Additional option to serve as a “pop-up” speaker by giving a 2-minute talk about your life in the medical field. (time commitment: 2 hours, lead time: 3 months notice, frequency: 1 time a year, November)

St. Olaf Career Networks

The Piper Center for Vocation and Career has partnered with the Alumni and Parent Relations Office to bring students and alumni together in a new way. We have created the St. Olaf College Career Network LinkedIn Groups that are either industry specific or region-specific. The two pilot groups are Technology (industry) and Washington, D.C. (region). View the direct link to become a member of the Technology or Washington, D.C. pilot groups. Additional industry and region groups will be added at a later date.


SHARE YOUR CAREER STORY

Alumni in Residence 

Return to campus for a day to have lunch with students interested in learning more about your career and/or vocational path, and visit a classroom to share your perspective on an academic topic with faculty and students. (time commitment: 2 hours, lead time: 2 weeks notice, frequency: 1-2 lunches a month)

Connections (Chicago, Denver, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, D.C.)

Provide a walking tour of your city to orient students considering relocation after graduation, host a group of students at your place of employment, and/or speak on a panel to provide students with your vocational insight. (time commitment: 2 hours+, lead time: 1 month prior to October, January, or March, frequency: 3 cities a year, fall, interim, and spring break)

Making it in the Arts

Speak on a panel during this one-day on-campus conference that provides cross-disciplinary discussion on the life of an artist – performing, visual, or literary.  (time commitment: 3 hours, lead time: 3 months notice, frequency: 1 time a year, October)

Oles for Public Interest

Serve as a panelist  for this on-campus event attended by over 100 students considering careers in foundations/corporations, non-profits, and government agencies to share your perspective on bringing meaning into your work and what it means to serve others. (time commitment: 2 hours, lead time: 2 months notice, frequency: 1 time a year, March)

Quo Vadis Sophomore Retreat

Share your vocational journey with 100 sophomore students during a reflective afternoon panel at Camp Ihduhapi in Loretto, MN. (time commitment: 3 hours, lead time: 1 month prior to November or April, frequency: 2 times a year, November and April)



MENTOR AN ENTREPRENEUR

Ole Cup

Participate as a judge or mentor for the entrepreneurial-minded students participating in this on-campus competition. Student-winners receive start-up funds and mentoring in the following areas: accounting & finance, fundraising & investors, legal services, marketing & social media, payroll & human resources, web & technology. (time commitment: judging – 1 day, mentoring – 1 year as needed, lead time: 3 months notice, frequency: 1 time a year, May)


RECRUIT AN OLE

On-Campus Recruiting

Visit campus in the fall or spring to host an information session and/or hold in-person interviews for an internship or job with your organization. (time commitment: 1 day, lead time: 1 month, frequency: 1 time a year, fall or spring)

Post a Job

Advertise an internship or job in Ole Career Central, St. Olaf’s career database where current students and young alumni can view the posting and apply directly. (time commitment: 1 hour, lead time: immediate, frequency: flexible)


OTHER RESOURCES FOR ALUMNI

Ole Career Central: a tool available to alumni for accessing job opportunities tailored to both recent and experienced alumni. To obtain your login information, please contact the Piper Center at piper.center@stolaf.edu.

Online Alumni Directory: connect with other St. Olaf alumni

Job Search Resources

Career Management

Career Transition

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