Community Engagement Center (CEC)
NEWS FROM INTERNSHIPS & CAREERS
UPCOMING INTERNSHIPS & CAREERS WORKSHOP & EVENT DATES
Please feel free to build any of these activities into your winter term courses and encourage students in your classes and your advisees to attend. (If you are sending a whole class, please let us know so that we can plan accordingly.)
January 27th - Career Fest 101 - OLIN 202 at 4:30 - 5:30
January 28th - Resumania (walk-up resume reviews) - CSL tables near BREW at 11:00 - 1:00
January 29th - Resumania (walk-up resume reviews) - CSL tables near BREW at 11:00 - 1:00 & 6:00 -8:00
January 31st - Career Fest (see below for additional details) - North Central College (Naperville)
- 10:00 - 3:00 general career fair ALL majors
- 1:00 - 5:00 teacher career fair for Education majors
February 3rd - Interviewing 101 - OLIN 202 at 4:30 - 5:30
February 6th - LinkedIn 101 - OLIN 105 at 4:30 - 5:30
February 10th - Internships 101 - OLIN 202 at 4:30 - 5:30
February 14th - LOVE your FUTURE - Details to be announced
The Augustana Internships & Careers Office is part of a careers consortium comprised of over 20 liberal arts colleges throughout the state called ISCPA. Each year, ISCPA hosts a career fair called CareerFest to connect students with internship and career related opportunities.
Friday, January 31
North Central College - Naperville, IL
10:00 - 3:00 general career fair ALL majors
1:00 - 5:00 teacher career fair for Education majors
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged in the Internships & Careers Office - 1st floor Sorensen Hall by January 24th. Cost to students is $10 if registered by January 24th and $20 at the door. Augustana students who attend CareerFest will be given a $10 Hy-vee gift card at the event.
CLASS & STUDENT GROUP PRESENTATIONS
We welcome the opportunity to speak in your classes or to student groups that you advise on any career related topic that you would like. Further, we can work with you to build career related content into your classes - from designing career related activities to securing professionals from the community to come and speak to your class or group. Contact us with your ideas! (JohnnaAdam@Augustana.edu x. 7339)
MARK YOUR CALENDAR - PROFAIR SPRING 2014
ProFair Spring 2014 will be held on Thursday, March 20th On St. Ambrose's campus in the Rogolski Center from noon until 4:00. Employers are already signing up! Shuttle service will be provided. This is a great opportunity for students to find entry level employment, internships and summer jobs. Please encourage students to attend.
EXCITING HAPPENINGS AT INTERNATIONAL AND OFF-CAMPUS PROGRAMS
Thanks to a new fund which reallocates unused study abroad funds back to IOP programs, we are proud to announce a new scholarship fund for students with high need who wish to participate in summer or short-term study abroad programs. These programs, which normally cannot receive any financial aid beyond Augie Choice, can wind up costing more to students than our trimesters abroad, so this new scholarship, which will offer 8 students $500 each will certainly help. Students who enroll in any of our summer or short term programs (beginning with summer 2014) will be eligible. The Financial Assistance Office will assess student need and the study abroad committee of faculty (IOPC) will determine the winners. We hope to grow this program each year so that more students can benefit, but beginning this summer we hope to make study abroad even more viable for those students who are most in need of financial support.
IOP would like to report that once again we have made the Institute of International Education (IIE) top 40 list for baccalaureate colleges. This year's report covers study abroad during the 2012-2013 academic year and once more we are ranked #36 in the nation in study abroad participation. We have also risen from #19 to #14 nationally in participation in programs of 8 weeks or less (including our summer programs, short-term programs and Winter Trimester programs). While the measure of strong international programming is not the quantity of participants but the quality of what those participants experience, I believe we all can be proud that we are providing high quality programs to more students than ever before. Whether it is a full trimester or a course enhanced by a shorter immersion experience, more of our students are being introduced to new ideas, new cultures and new ways to understand themselves and their place in the world. This is a great tribute to the initiative, imagination and entrepreneurial spirit of Augustana's faculty as we continue to be a national leader in faculty-led study abroad, enriching our students, our campus and our curriculum with international perspectives.