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Office of Career Development

Mission statement: CORE offers student-centered learning experiences that help students discover their purpose and passions, and connect them to their career aspirations.



Track your level of professional preparation using Augustana’s innovative Viking Score. The 2014-2015 incentive program offers students a chance to win business cards and other rewards.

Test out your career interests in a community service position, job, internship or job shadow. Locate opportunities on our Augie Hub database.




Evaluate your resume and credentials, career interests and professional skills through vocational exploration and career counseling.

Locate information on career resources, upcoming events, or one of our publications. Discover companies and organizations that recruit Augustana students




Connect with Augustana alumni for career resources, internships and jobs. Connect with the Quad Cities business community through our Entrepreneurship/EDGE Center.

Understand The Augie Model of Career Development. Learn about our staff and our Career Ambassadors. Review our Professional Development Commitments and Guiding Principles.

Career Development fall 2014 report

This report summarizes the Office of Career Development's innovative portfolio of products and services and highlights some of the department's key accomplishments.

Now, everything has a learning outcome

A college education has become a widespread expectation but many students have little idea of why they’re really there. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on Augustana's vision of how students put together and make sense of the pieces of their education. Augustana has identified nine learning outcomes — like critical thinking and quantitative literacy — that apply to everything students touch: courses, clubs, teams, residence halls.

College introduces two new certificate programs

This fall, Augustana introduced its first two certificate programs: American Culture Exploration, for one-year international students whose academic focus is American life, and Nonprofit Leadership Development. "Certificates are another way to demonstrate a skill set in a portfolio or interview, especially experience, that someone else might not have," said Doug Tschopp, director of the college's Entrepreneurial Center (EDGE).

Forum at Old Main: Measuring student career preparation

In the first installment of the Forum at Old Main video series, Michael Edmondson, associate vice president for career development, and Mark Salisbury, director of institutional research and assessment, discuss the importance of measuring student progress in career preparation while at Augustana.

Video: former CEO Brenda Barnes addresses students

Brenda Barnes '75, former executive at Pepsico and Sara Lee, visited campus to talk with students about navigating future lives and careers.

Finding a student's calling

Kristen Glass Perez, one of two campus chaplains at Augustana College, also is working in the college's CORE (Career, Opportunities, Research, and Exploration). She is now the director of vocational exploration, and her goal isn't to just help students find a job or internship. She's trying to help students find their calling.

Symposium alumni panel: identities of your major

As part of the Fall 2014 Symposium Day, a panel of five alumni shared how they successfully entered into professional fields which, at first glance, may not seem to correspond directly to their major but relate strongly to their interests.