Community Engagement Center
INTERNATIONAL & OFF-CAMPUS PROGRAMS
After setting a record for study abroad participation last year, another exciting year around the globe awaits Augustana students. We just sent 74 students to East Asia, and we are expected to send another record number on programs this year, including students and groups traveling to the American West, Australia, Guatemala, Amsterdam, Botswana, Sweden, Hong Kong, Russia, Berlin and Greece.
But, there is no time to waste as the campaign to advertise 2014-2015 programs will begin in earnest in the next weeks. We have another amazing lineup ready for 2014-2015, with term abroad programs each trimester, exchanges, short-term programs and a full slate of summer 2014 offerings.
The kickoff event for our enrollment period is the Augustana Study Abroad Fair. It will be held in an open-house format on Sunday, October 6 from 4:00-6:00 PM on the main level of the College Center. There will be tables representing each 2014-2015 programs and students will be able to visit as many as they like as they shop for the best program for them next year.
The Fair will be followed by three weeks of individual program information meetings all leading up to the application period: November 18th through January 10th. All programs from Summer 2014 through Spring 2015 will be accepting student applications during this period.
As you meet with students, please encourage them to attend the Fair, to explore the IOP website (www.augustana.edu/international) and to consider all the options for next year. With such a wide range of programs, there is no major, no schedule and no financial situation that should dissuade a student from considering study abroad. Our office can help any student find a program they can schedule, afford and benefit from.
If you have any questions about upcoming study abroad programs, please contact me at either firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or at extension 8283.
NEWS FROM INTERNSHIPS & CAREERS
ProFair was a great success! We had 85 employers and graduate schools participate (a 16% increase) and 278 Augustana students attend (a 43% increase!). Virtually all majors were represented and student participation increased significantly for all class years. Overall, the employers were very impressed with our students. A more complete report will be provided in next week. Thank you for your support of this event!
ALLSTATE ANNUAL APEX CASE COMPETITION
Augustana has been invited by Allstate to apply to participate in their annual APEX case competition. In the competition, interdisciplinary teams of 3 - 4 students work with an Allstate professional to analyze a relevant Allstate business issue. Target students are creative thinkers, high achieving, analytically minded, competitive with strong business acumen. (Sounds like Augie Students...don't you think?) Juniors are the target market, however sophomores and seniors will be considered. Most of those accepted to participate in the competition will be interviewed for a position with Allstate. If you have students that you think would be good candidates, please e-mail JohnnaAdam@Augustana.edu. That is all that we need from you! We will help them with the application process and Allstate professionals mentor the selected teams through the competition.
UPCOMING INTERNSHIPS & CAREERS WORKSHOP & EVENT DATES
October 3rd - Augie Hub for Dummies - OLIN 109 at 6:00 - 7:00
October 17th - Interviewing Skills - OLIN 202 at 11:00 - 12:00
October 24th - Make a [Personal] Statement! - OLIN 109 at 4:30 - 5:30