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Frequently Asked Questions

What hours are you open?
I’ve never been here before. Where do I start?
Do I need to make an appointment to see a Peer Advisor?
Do I need to make an appointment to see a staff member?
How do I login to Handshake?
My password for Handshake isn’t working. What do I do?
How do I reserve an interview room?
Where can I find a calendar of Piper Center events?
How do I pay my registration fee for a Piper Center event or fair?
Can I use the copier in the Piper Center?
Where can I get resume paper?
How do I get a LinkedIn headshot photo?
Can I get business cards here?
What is the deadline for academic internships?

 

What hours are you open?

The Piper Center is open from 8am – 5pm, Monday through Friday, in Tomson Hall 270.

I’ve never been here before. Where do I start?

It’s never too early or too late to visit the Piper Center. Depending on your class year at St. Olaf, we have a variety of program offerings and options available to you. You can click on a class year icon, located on the main page of the Piper Center website to see what you can do. You are also free to come in and chat with a Peer Advisor about any career questions or thoughts you may have.

Do I need to make an appointment to see a Peer Advisor?

You do not need an appointment to see a Peer Advisor. They can be seen by walk-in availability anytime during office hours.

Do I need to make an appointment to see a staff member?

Yes, by and large, you do need to make an appointment to see a staff member through Handshake. We suggest that you meet with a Peer Advisor first, though, as our Peer Advisors can help with many of your questions regarding internships, job searches, resumes, cover letters, Piper Center events, etc. View the following video tutorial on how to login to Handshake and set up an appointment with a staff member:

Coaches are available on a drop-in basis for shorter conversations (generally 10-15 minutes)  at the following times:

  • Monday: 3-5pm
  • Tuesday: 3-5 & 7-9pm
  • Wednesday: 3-5pm & 7-9pm
  • Thursday: 3-5pm

How do I login to Handshake?

You can login by visiting Handshake, which can be reached by clicking on the link near the top of the Piper Center homepage.

My password for Handshake isn’t working. What do I do?

If you have difficulty accessing the site, please contact the Piper Center for Vocation and Career at 507-786-3268 or piper.center@stolaf.edu.

How do I reserve an interview room?

Interview rooms can be reserved by visiting the Piper Center and talking with a Peer Advisor.

Where can I find a calendar of Piper Center events?

Log in to Handshake, then click on Events in the menu bar.

How do I pay my registration fee for a Piper Center event or fair?

Registration fees can be paid by cash or Ole Card at the Piper Center, Tomson 270.

Can I use the copier in the Piper Center?

Yes, the copier may be used to print off resumes or cover letters.

Where can I get resume paper?

The Piper Center does not provide resume paper, but you can purchase this paper through the Print Center in Buntrock Commons or the Bookstore.

How do I get a LinkedIn headshot photo?

The Piper Center has a designated photographer.  If you would like to have this person take your headshot for LinkedIn, please email piper.center@stolaf.edu to request an appointment.

Can I get business cards here?

You can place an order for student business cards under the ‘Networking’ tab on the Piper Center Website.

What is the deadline for academic internships?

You can find the deadline for academic internships under the ‘Get Academic Credit’ page on the Internship tab of the Piper Center Website. You can click on the international or domestic internship link from there.