Young Alumni: What career questions do you have?

Over the last six months, Piper Center Associate Director of Alumni Career Services Jenele Grassle has provided young alumni with a bevy of job tips tailored to Oles.

They have included:

4 things to consider for remote work success

Navigating remote work, whether you’re currently in a remote role or actively seeking one, can be challenging. There are several considerations that will set you up for success.

How to develop your own approach to work-life balance

Work-life balance is increasingly at a premium for job applicants and seasoned professionals alike. It is a personal, ongoing process that may need adjustment as your priorities and responsibilities change.

5 ways to set yourself up for professional success in the new year

Within your career, creating new goals is especially important in order to continue feeling curious, fulfilled, and engaged. There are concrete steps you can take to further your career in the new year.

Is it time for a career change?

Discerning what kind of work you find meaningful can be daunting, and it’s normal to try out several different roles in your first decade of work before finding what feels best. When you are ready for a career change (or are searching for that first position), there are several things that you can do to help you decide where to go.

How to negotiate a job offer in five simple steps

For recent college graduates who are new to the job market, it can be difficult to negotiate compensation, benefits, or responsibility. But there are steps you can take to ensure that you approach negotiations with confidence and composure.

Did you know that 85% of jobs are filled through networking?

Being part of the St. Olaf alumni network means that you have access to incredible networking opportunities. There’s nothing quite like the Ole network — your fellow alumni are almost always willing to have a conversation with you about what they do. But how do you start taking advantage of this resource?

Now it’s your turn to tell us what you want to learn more about. What career questions do you have? What tips would you find helpful? What St. Olaf resources would you like to learn more about? We want to hear from you!

Send an email noting what you’d like to learn to, with “Career Questions” in the subject line. We’ll add your suggestion to our list of topics to cover.

If you are in search of personal career advice and counseling, reach out to Piper Center Associate Director of Alumni Career Services Jenele Grassle. More resources and a link to book an appointment with Jenele are available on the Alumni Career Services page.