As the Sr. Associate Director in the Piper Center for Vocation and Career at St. Olaf College, Bryan leads the Center’s external relations strategy and programming, including employer relations and on-campus recruiting. He overseas career coaching and advising to students interested in careers in business, government, foreign affairs, and public policy.
Prior to St. Olaf, Bryan was a member of the Student Services Team in the School of Business Administration at the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT where he worked primarily with international students and students studying abroad. He has also worked in a variety of academic and international advising roles at several colleges and universities including Georgia Tech, Bellevue University, and Burlington College.
Bryan has a background in both higher education and corporate environments and enjoys coaching students to leverage their academic, internship, and extra-curricular achievements to obtain career and personal success.
He has lived, worked and studied many time in Germany and has a particular interest in all things international. He speaks some German and enjoys travelling and learning about new cultures and experiences. In his free time, he enjoys singing, playing the piano, cooking, theater, gardening and spending time with his family.
Bryan is a native of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania but has lived and worked in New York City, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC; Atlanta, Georgia; Omaha, NE; Burlington, VT, and Munich, Germany. He is happy to now call Northfield, Minnesota his home along with his husband and 9-year old son.
He earned his B.A. in International Relations and German from Ursinus College (Go Bears!) and a M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership from Penn State University. In addition, Bryan is certified as a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), a joint certification of the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE). He is also a certified practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Strong Interest Inventory (SII).