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Career Preparation

Preparing you for your first job, and every job after

Who do you want to be? What careers will you find most rewarding? How can you use your interests to make a difference? At 鶹ƵAPK, preparation for life after graduation is at the heart of your education. It’s why every student graduates with at least one internship on their resume. 

We offer more than just internships, too. From resume preparation and practice interviews to getting real-world job experience through working on campus, you’ll get the essential skills to land that first job and to succeed throughout your career.

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of undergraduate internships are paid

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of undergrads complete at least one internship, research, or service-learning experience

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of the class of 2022 said they were very satisfied or satisfied with the position they were hired for after graduating

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Education for a career, not just a job

A 鶹ƵAPK education prepares you for your first job and your entire career. With career preparation built into everything we do, you’ll gain the skills to adapt to whatever your career brings.

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Internships and career preparation

At 鶹ƵAPK, your degree is just the beginning. With our career preparation resources, you’ll find resume help, interview practice, and fully-paid internships to prepare you for life after graduation.

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Academic support and success

No one at 鶹ƵAPK does it alone. From your faculty adviser to your first-year seminar classmates, you’ll find a supportive community of people who will help you to succeed.

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Student success stories

Our alumni have found success in every field under the sun, from medicine and teaching to Antarctic research. Discover how these Pipers turned their education into careers.


Your professors are your biggest networking strategy. If you want to do something like shadowing at a lab, they know someone, or can find you someone who's graduated from 鶹ƵAPK, or someone that a coworker knows. They're great at setting you up with connections.

April O'Meara '23, biology; researcher 1 at Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN
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March 14 2023 / Newsroom

Pipers to Professionals Receives $2.5 Million in Federal, Donor Support

Pipers to Professionals levels the playing field for students to take advantage of life-changing internship opportunities.

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