The Piper Center for Vocation and Career

The Piper Center for Vocation and Career

Our doors may be closed, but our virtual office is open. We are here for you.

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We are here to support you in the following ways:

  • Career Coaching – All coaching appointments will be conducted virtually — schedule through Handshake.

What's New at the Piper Center

Stretch yourself and develop your skills through  a virtual internship!

See HERE for a full list of alumni sponsored virtual internships

See HERE for a list of St. Olaf virtual internships

Other Summer Internship Resources

Summer Internships in Handshake

Internship Searching Guidelines Amidst COVID-19

Summer Internship Funding

We have launched a new program to provide financial support for students completing unpaid or underpaid internships and similar experiences. Highlights include:

  • Funding based on number of hours (not expenses)
  • Awards of $500 or less do not count towards the maximum of one Piper Center Grant award during one’s St. Olaf career
  • Final Deadline: June 10

A Message from Director of the Piper Center Leslie Moore

The Piper Center for Vocation and Career helps students explore careers, gain experience outside of the classroom, and pursue meaningful post-graduate work, service, and education.

Jobs? Internships? Opportunities?

Oles can. Oles will.


Percentage of Oles who attended a Piper Center event or met with a Career Coach or Peer Advisor last year


Percentage of students who participated in an internship, mentored research experience, field experience, practicum, academic civic engagement, long-term shadowing, or similar experiential learning opportunity during their time at St. Olaf (91% knowledge rate)


Percentage of graduates from the Class of 2019 who agreed or strongly agreed that they felt confident in their ability to pursue meaningful post-graduate activities (91% knowledge rate)


Percentage of graduates from the Class of 2018 who were working, participating in a full-time service program, or pursuing further education within nine months of graduation. (90% knowledge rate)

Sasha Dmytrenko

Talks about his undergraduate
research experience.

Mariah DuBose

Talks about her path from
St. Olaf to job in Chicago.

Ryan Johnsrud

Talks about how he
leveraged the Ole network.