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Careers

viking score

Using the Viking Score worksheet, students keep track of steps they can take to achieve a high level of professional preparation, such as attending career and graduate school fairs and workshops, meeting with career development staff, completing internships and creating a portfolio.

Augustana uses Handshake, an online tool for students to find jobs and internships, and for more than 65,000 recruiters to find students. Students and alumni get postings that are specific to their job interests, major, and preferences.

• Students and alumni: Use your Augustana email address and password to log in and get started.

Employers: Here are short, step-by-step instructions on using Handshake to recruit students

Alerik "Al" Vi
Alerik "Al" Vi '17 interning as an information tech at Triumph Bank.

Internships

An internship is the practical application of the skills, knowledge and talents that students gain at Augustana or discover about themselves in a work or volunteer setting.

Internships at Augustana carry learning goals and objectives, plus an assessment at the conclusion of the internship. Internships may be part-time or full-time, paid or unpaid, for academic credit or non-credit. 

Learn more about specific types of internships

Support in the Chicago area

CORE's Jim Connon helps students find good internships and jobs in the Chicago area, where he's based in Augustana's Chicagoland office. He also works with alumni in the area.

Profair and Graduate School Fair

Twice each year, Augustana and St. Ambrose University partner for the ProFair, bringing together students and alumni with prospective employers (both local and national), for job and internship opportunities.

Augustana also hosts the I-74 Graduate and Professional Schools Fair. Students have the opportunity to learn about various graduate programs and meet with representatives from universities across the country.

Career counselors

Counselors meet with students to talk about resumes, cover letters, interviewing, networking, job fairs, graduate school, internship and job search, and more.

Counselors include:

Leslie Scheck, 309-794-7601

Kevin Carton, 309-794-7578

Undecided on a major or field of study? Make an appointment to take a career assessment, talk about the different options and learn about tools to navigate the career world.

Career ambassadors

The Office of Career Development also employs highly trained students as career ambassadors to extend the mission of the office. Students can work with the ambassadors on starting a resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, or how to get started on the job/internship search.

Career ambassadors are available during the morning, afternoons, and nights for walk-in hours.

They also present programs in residence halls, as well as for clubs and organizations and represent Augustana at events and career fairs.