First Year

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

Take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to get to know yourself June  – August
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
Explore Spotlight on Careers to learn about industries and careers of interest (off-campus login username: lacn; password: 2014c@reers) 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 program about the college experience, specifically designed for first year students. January
Attend the Summer Job & Camp Fair to explore summer opportunities February