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Internships & Careers Office

Internships: what they learned

Jennifer Evans' work as an audit intern rewarded her with a full-time job.

Abdul Rahman Merhi learned something new almost every day at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory.

Denis Lawlor got to see first-hand the advancements made in surgery and robotic instruments.

Chelsea Bankes found a big city museum experience without being lost in a crowd of interns.

Octavio Cordero helped to reprint the national IDs for everyone in the Dominican Republic.

David Devore had the satisfaction of seeing his software in use "in the real world."

Alan Sabat's work for a city planning department showed him he'd enjoy working for citizens.

Corinne Walker didn't expect to have an important leadership role at a non-profit agency.

Kelsey Moon found she loves working in a clinical setting, especially with children.

Elizabeth Johnson's work with refugees made her confident of her career goal.

An internship with opera experience was just what Elyssa Lemay wanted.

A publishing course gave Alexandria Petrassi the skills for an ideal internship.

From the first year to beyond graduation, the staff of the Internships & Careers Office helps students with career advising, internships and job search, interviews, resumes and graduate school preparation.

Through individual meetings, workshops, mock interviews and career fairs, students gain the tools and confidence needed to move from college to career.

The office is on the first floor of Sorensen Hall, 639 38th Street. Hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Contact the office at internshipsandcareers@augustana.edu or 309-794-7339.

Augie Hub

Augie Hub connects students and alumni with jobs and internships. Students and alumni can provide a résumé, search a database of employers and apply for jobs. Approved employers have the ability to search the database of résumés to find a good match for any positions they may have available.

Augie Hub is part of NACElink, owned and operated by the National Association of Colleges and Employers(NACE) and described as "a national collaborative recruiting network of career centers." NACElink connects 700 participating college career centers, more than 3 million employer contacts, and more than 7.2 million students and alumni.

In addition to internships and jobs, Augie Hub also helps connect students and alumni with volunteer opportunities.

Optimal Resume

Augustana offers OptimalResume.com for a variety of tools to help students create, present, manage and share their professional credentials.

They also may use Optimal to create interactive career materials; present materials online and in print; and manage an unlimited number of career documents from one central location.

Illinois Small College Placement Association

Augustana College belongs to the 22-member Illinois Small College Placement Association (ISCPA), which links college students with employers. Its online career tool allows students to post resumes and search for jobs and internships.

The ISCPA CareerFest will take place on Jan. 31, 2014, at North Central College in Naperville.

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