The Piper Center provides resources and experiences designed to help students and alumni leverage their liberal arts education to achieve their full potential. View the programs below that offer volunteer roles to alumni interested in engaging with current students and help in your own career development.
Share your Career Story
Attend an Ole Suite event to connect with students and to share your career and vocational journey. Students report that networking with and learning from alumni is a deeply valuable and meaningful experience. Additional option to serve as a “pop-up” speaker by giving a 2-minute talk about your life in business.
|Events in the Twin Cities||Events On-Campus|
Ole Law + Policy
Ole Social Impact
Connect+ is a series of evening forums focused on a variety of vocational and career topics. The event brings together students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and friends of the college, offering opportunities to network, learn about the diversity of career and entrepreneurial pursuits in a particular area, and gain insight into how the liberal arts provides an excellent preparation for such activities. Alumni are invited to campus to present or network with students and share their expertise. Topics include: Sustainability & Environment, Data Analytics, Writing for Career, Romance Languages, and Law/Politics/Policy.
Program Cities include: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Madison, 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.
Speak on a panel during this one-day on-campus conference that provides cross-disciplinary discussion related to issues of professional practice in the life of an artist.
Share your vocational journey with 100 sophomores during a reflective afternoon panel at Camp Ihduhapi in Loretto, MN.
Mentor an Entrepreneur
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.
Recruit an Ole
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.
Advertise an internship or job in Handshake, St. Olaf’s career database where current students and young alumni can view the posting and apply directly.
Other resources for alumni
|Job Search Resources||Career Management|
Job Search Process
Resumes and Cover Letters
Finding a Good Fit
Going Back to School
|My Skills, My Future
Change your Career
Sector Switching to Nonprofits
Coping with Job Loss
Career Transitions Blog
|General, Job Search and Career Planning Advice|