Counseling and Social Services

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(From left to right) Padra Chang ’20, Diana Guzman ’20, Teiana Nakano ’19, and Nina Rickett-Green ’20 participating in the 2018 Chicago Connections Trip social work panel.

Internships and Experience in Counseling & Social Services


Breanne Thornton Grace ’04 is a professor in the University of South Carolina’s College of Social Work. In her sociological research, she examines how UN solutions — resettlement, local integration, or voluntary repatriation — become durable through social citizenship, which refers to having access to things like health care, education, food, and legal representation.

Coaching and Resources

Counseling and social services professionals help individuals, families, and underserved populations achieve their goals in areas such as mental health, financial well-being, and educational and vocational attainment. To learn more about counseling and social services at St. Olaf, visit the Social Work and Family Studies Department’s website

The Piper Center is eager to support you in finding internships and research related to counseling and social services. Please stop by the Piper Center anytime during business hours to have an initial conversation with a Peer Advisor. When you are ready to go further and meet with our counseling and social services career coaches Zoe Davis or Dana Rechtzigel, please schedule an appointment through Handshake.