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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.




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.

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.

Video: Poet Todd Davis starts year's River Readings

Poet Todd Davis, award-winning author of four full-length collections of poetry, kicked off the 2014-15 River Readings series. Davis is the author of the poetry collections "In the Kingdom of the Ditch," "The Least of These," "Some Heaven," and "Ripe." He is the editor of the nonfiction collection "Fast Break to Line Break: Poets on the Art of Basketball."

Finding a student's calling

Over the three years that Kristen Glass Perez has been one of two campus chaplains at Augustana College, there's been a notable dip in the number of students walking through the doors of the college's Ascension Chapel. But students did continue to come to Perez for advice.This year, Perez moved out of the chapel and into 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.

Video: Augie Minute with Dr. Michael Edmondson

Dr. Michael Edmondson, Associate Vice President for Career Development, discusses Augustana's new initiative — Careers, Opportunities, Research and Exploration (CORE) — and his staff's role within the collaboration.

Augustana to host I-74 Graduate/Professional Fair

Augustana will host the I-74 Graduate and Professional School Fair from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Pepsico Recreation Center. More than 50 programs and schools will be represented.