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 Arts | Ole Biz | Ole Cup (entrepreneurship) | Ole Law + Policy | Ole Social Impact | Ole STEM | Ole Health | Making it in the Arts

Showcase Events

Asian Studies | Engineering | Human Resources | Faith Based Careers | Marketing (Advertising/PR/Marketing/Corporate Communications)| Nursing | Writing for Careers

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Nursing Showcase

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | 7 – 8:30 pm | Gold Ballroom (BC 225B)
Hear from alumni who have served as nurses in many different settings and explore the many careers to which a nursing major can lead.

Ole Law + Policy

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017, 5:30−7 p.m. (off-campus transportation provided)
Explore the fields of law and policy and connect with Ole alumni in these fields.

Ole Biz 

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017, 5:15-7 p.m. (off-campus transportation provided)
Explore a wide range of business fields and connect with Ole alumni in these fields.

Human Resources Showcase

Thursday, November 2, 2017 | 7 – 8:30 pm | Gold Ballroom (BC 225B)
Hear from and connect with alumni who have pursued careers in human resources, including operations, human capital, executive search, recruiting, benefits and other areas of practice.


Thursday, February 15th, 2018, 6-8:30 p.m. (on-campus)
Listen to and meet alumni who have developed careers across a broad range of STEM-related fields in academia, government and industry.  Hear from our keynote speaker, National Science Laureate Geraldine Richmond.

Faith Based Careers Showcase

Wednesday, March 13, 2018 | 5 – 6:30 pm | Black Ballroom 
Hear from Ole alumni who have found their vocation in ministry and related fields across a broad range of faiths.

Marketing Showcase (Explore Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, and Corporate Communications)

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | 7 – 9:00 pm | Buntrock Ballrooms
Learn about the various facets of marketing, public relations, business communications and advertising work from St. Olaf alumni working in a broad range of careers in these fields. Alumni in agencies, in-house corporate opportunities, and small firms will be available to speak with you. Come and learn about your options, discern your best fit in the field, and learn about potential internship and job opportunities.

Ole Social Impact

Monday, April 16, 2018, 6-9 p.m.(on- campus)
Hear from alumni who have developed careers in nonprofit organizations, government, and corporate foundations and who can provide insight into careers in public service.

Careers in Writing Showcase

Thursday, April 26, 2018 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm | Sun Ballroom (BC 225A)
Connect with Ole alumni who love the written word and who can share the many ways and different fields in which you can write to earn a living.

Ole Arts

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018, 2-5:30 p.m. (off-campus transportation provided)
Explore the arts and connect with Oles working in music, dance, visual arts, arts management, arts education, art therapies, photography, and creative design.

Asian Studies Showcase

Thursday, May 3, 2018 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm | Holland 502
Celebrate the 80th anniversary of Asian Studies by connecting with alumni who have taken their work in Asian History, Art, Chinese, Japanese and other subjects to pursue great careers.

Ole Cup (entrepreneurship)

May 5 2018
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.

Ole Health

Fall 2018 (off-campus transportation provided)
Hear from alumni from the Twin Cities and Rochester, MN, who practice in a wide range of roles in the ever-changing world of healthcare.


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.