Career Exploration and Alumni Connections

Oles have a lot of interests!  We host events in many different fields to give you a chance to meet people who are working in areas that interest you.  Come for an evening of food and fun.  All class years are welcome.

Ole Suite Events

Ole Biz  |  Ole Social Impact  |  Ole STEM  |  Ole Cup (Entrepreneurship)  |  Making it in the Arts (MIITA)

Alumni Panel Events

“I Want to help people”  Environment & Sustainability  Humanities  |  Engineering

I Want to Help People

Friday, September 21st, 2018, 5:15-7 p.m. Holland Hall 501
Connect with Social Work alumni who are committed to giving back to their communities. Hear about a variety of career paths. Celebrate the Social Work program’s 40th Anniversary.

Ole Biz 

Thursday, October 4th, 2018, 5:15-7 p.m. Fueled Collective, Minneapolis (off-campus transportation provided)
Connect with 100+ Ole grads involved in business. Learn about 10 different industry areas including Marketing, HR, Management and Technology. Hear about a variety of career paths in a fast-paced, casual environment.

Environment & Sustainability Alumni Panel

Monday, October 29th, 2018, 5:15-7 p.m. Buntrock Ballrooms
Connect with alumni in the Environmental & Sustainability fields

Careers in Humanities Alumni Panel

Thursday, November 15th, 2018, 6:15-7:00p.m. Buntrock Ballrooms
Connect with alumni in the Humanities fields

Ole Social Impact

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019, 6-9 p.m. Buntrock Ballrooms
Hear from alumni who have developed careers in nonprofit organizations, government, and corporate foundations and who can provide insight into careers in public service.


Tuesday, February 26th, 2019, 6-8:30 p.m. TOH 280 & TOH 1st Floor Atrium
Listen to and meet alumni who have developed careers across a broad range of STEM-related fields in academia, government and industry. Attend the STEM internship, research and job fair to meet alumni and employers seeking to hire Oles.

Engineering Alumni Panel

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Ole Cup (entrepreneurship)

Saturday, April 27th 2019
Participate in an entrepreneurial competition and pitch your own for-profit business or social venture. Winners will be mentored by alumni and parents and receive pro bono legal, accounting, HR and other services to support the business or venture for the first year.

MIITA (Making it in the Arts)

Entrepreneurship for Artists
Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 | 6:30-8:00 p.m. | CAD, Room 305

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 | 6:30-8:00 p.m. | Buntrock Commons, Sun Ballrooms

The Portfolio
Thursday, February 28th, 2019 | 6:30-8:00 p.m. | CAD, Room 305

Thursday, April 9th, 2019  | 6:30-8:00 p.m. | CAD, Room 305


We also explore careers and connect with alumni who live in major cities in the U.S. — New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco and many others.  To learn more, take a look at our Connections program.