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

Alumni Panel Events

“I Want to help people”  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 Law + Policy

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 5:30-7 p.m. – Dorsey & Whitney, Minneapolis (off-campus transportation provided)
Connect with 100+ Ole grads involved in a wide variety of law and policy roles.  Interact with Oles around their career path, and topics such as graduate and professional school, gap year opportunities, work/life balance, etc.

Ole Biz 

Monday, October 21st, 2019 5:15-7 p.m. – Wells Fargo 550 Tower, 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.

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. Buntrock Ballrooms
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 pitch competition

Saturday, April 25th, 2020, 9 a.m. – Viking Theater, Buntrock Commons
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.


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.