On-Campus Recruiting (OCR)

What is On-Campus Recruiting (OCR)?

Fall On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) is when corporate employers recruit on our campus to fill job and internship openings for a relatively narrow band of business roles, including: business analysis, data analysis, management consulting, finance/banking, actuarial science, technology, certain healthcare analyst roles, and a few other miscellaneous positions.  Employers are typically larger corporate organizations who are able to consistently predict their hiring needs far in advance.  While many of these employers recruit in September and October for the following summer, a couple highly competitive industries (e.g. investment banking and management consulting) begin recruiting in the spring- more than a full year ahead of your start date.

The regular spring recruiting season (kicking off in early February) is when most students begin to see a wider band of business opportunities appear. So, if the fall roles don’t seem relevant to you – not to worry, your recruiting season will be later in the academic year.

If these roles DO interest you, the OCR season begins right away in September (and broadens in February) so it’s important to start as early as possible.

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OCR Opportunities in Handshake - All Postings

OCR Opportunities in Handshake - All Postings

Shows all opportunities in on-campus recruiting. Note: Check back daily as opportunities are added regularly. Fall Recruiting: Postings start in mid-August and continue though late October. Spring Recruiting: Postings typically start in late January and can continue throughout the spring.

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Opportunities in Handshake - SLAC Consortium

Opportunities in Handshake - SLAC Consortium

Note: Check back daily as opportunities are added regularly. The Selective Liberal Arts Consortium (SLAC) provides students with off-campus interview opportunities for post-graduate and internship positions with top employers in many different fields.

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OCR Events in Handshake

OCR Events in Handshake

Events, such as employer information sessions,, career fairs, or networking opportunities are a great way to engage with employers and people to help you put your best foot forward. This link will take you to all OCR-related events that are posted in Handshake

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Job and Internship Opportunities Shared by Alumni

Job and Internship Opportunities Shared by Alumni

Note: Piper Center staff will label opportunities in Handshake that are shared through the alumni network. The number of opportunities can vary at any given time – check back often! Students who see an opportunity in this filtered search are encouraged to contact a Piper Center coach to explore a possible alumni connection.

On-Campus Recruiting Events

Fall Recruiting Showcase | Thursday, September 16, 2021

Employer pitches and alumni/student networking event to prepare students for on-campus recruiting and the fall recruiting fair.

Fall Recruiting Fair | Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Job and internship fair for sophomores, juniors, and seniors seeking opportunities in business analysis, consulting, finance/banking, actuarial science, data science/statistics, technology, and certain roles on the business side of healthcare.

Minnesota Private Colleges’ Job & Internship Fair | Thursday, February 24, 2022

Minnesota Private Colleges’ Job & Internship Fair includes recruiter representatives from over 300+ organizations from business/industry and from the non-profit sector.

Ole Biz | Tuesday, February 15, 2022 | 5:15-8 p.m.

A reception for St. Olaf students, alumni, and parents who are interested and involved in business.  The event is beneficial, fun, fast-paced and an excellent way to learn about opportunities and make connections with St. Olaf alumni, parents, and friends of the college.

Coaches and Staff | Business and On-Campus Recruiting

Marietta M Ruppe

Marietta M Ruppe (she, her, hers)

Recruiting, Internship and Budget Coordinator

Tomson Hall 270H
P507-786-3627

Office Hours: Monday - Wednesday 8 am - 4:30 pm in office Thursday 8 am - 4:30 pm WFH Friday 8 - 11 am in office