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Office of Career Development

Ethan Halsall '15 was an IT analyst summer intern at Deere & Co. He is a senior from Galva, Ill., majoring in computer science and music.

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Augie Hub: search for and post jobs, internships and opportunities




Career Development Handbook

What employers really want




1. Your major and co-curricular involvement allow you to pursue a variety of career paths

2. There is no one career path you must follow

3. Your life purpose and employment may take some time to develop

4. Failure is part of the learning process on your educational journey

5. Be intentional and make informed decisions

6. Take ownership of your career path

7. Leverage technology to identify and create personal and professional opportunities

8. Change is an inevitable component of your career journey. Embrace it!

9. Take time to reflect in order to find meaning from all your experiences

10. Staying driven and saying yes to new experiences creates opportunity

CORE: an investment in student preparation

Augustana College has tripled its number of career staffers and teamed them with experts in advising, research and related services as CORE (Careers, Opportunities, Research and Exploration).

President Bahls explains goals, benefits of CORE

Augustana President Steve Bahls explains the college's new initative, CORE (Careers, Opportunities, Research and Exploration). "I know of no other college that has such a level of programs that connect academics, athletics, residential life and student life in such a way."

CORE services at a glance

CORE (Careers, Opportunities, Research and Exploration) at Augustana opened with fall term in the Olin Center. It provides a number of services to students and alumni.

Laff seeks to change perception of advising

Director of advising Dr. Ned Laff wants students and faculty to re-examine the advising process, using the resources of Augustana's CORE.

Video: Edmondson outlines CORE benefits

Michael Edmondson, head of Augustana's Office of Career Development, speaks on Mediacom's Newsleaders program about the college's new CORE (Careers, Opportunities, Research and Exploration) initiative.

10 ways being a theatre major prepared me for success

Like many people, I am no where near the waypoint on life’s road I envisioned I’d be back in college. Almost 20 years as a business consultant and now a business owner with a modestly successful track record in my business and blogging, I realize how much being a theatre major set me on the road towards success.