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Career outcomes and CORE

Visit CORE at Augustana

Augustana grads are empowered to lead and live well in the world. 

More than just prepared for today’s careers, they are problem-solvers with skillsets to match their dreams, able to make the new connections that the world needs most.

Each year, Augustana’s career development office surveys recent graduates to see how well they are beginning on their career paths. Most recently, 86% of the Class of 2023 responded with 99% positive career outcomes: 73% employed and 26% in graduate school.

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Augustana’s CORE: Careers, Opportunities, Research, Exploration

Because your greatest sources of joy and satisfaction are different from every other person’s, your career path should align with who you are. Augustana's CORE will help you make that happen.

At CORE you’ll find a customized network of mentors and advisors, resources and learning experiences focused on your success—including career and life paths, graduate school, internships, study abroad, research, entrepreneurship and commitments to the community.



Benjamin Ford

More Than I Imagined Benjamin Ford


"The CORE Center was a fantastic resource for exploring internships and careers. The faculty and staff at Augustana are extremely knowledgeable and go out of their way to help students succeed."

Grow with Augustana

Ammuniki Wood with student

Career development

Use our unique Viking Score career-readiness program to chart your progress.

Find the connections between academic choices and personal interests, skills and work values. Work with a career coach.

Student crew

Research and scholarship

Research provides an original contribution to a field in a way that can be shared.

• Conduct lab research with peers
• Create a portfolio of art or music
• Develop a market analysis

Deere internships


An internship is the practical application of the skills, knowledge and talents you gain at Augustana. Discover more about yourself in a work or volunteer setting.

Unique programs

EDGE student-entrepreneurs connect with community organizations in need of communications, marketing and creative services.

The Upper Mississippi Center mobilizes students to help communities solve social, economic, and environmental challenges.

Juarez in France

Study abroad

Whether it's a summer, a semester or our unique January term, Augie students study abroad for all the right reasons: for expanded academic learning and the appreciation of different places and cultures.

Faculty-led programs combine the best of classroom learning and travel experience.

Augie Choice

Augie Choice guarantees students the opportunity for the kinds of learning that will make them stand out when they start careers or go on to graduate school.

All students may apply for $2,000 to support a hands-on learning experience they choose: internship, research or study abroad.

Contact CORE

CORE is located in the Olin Center in central campus. (map)

Mailing address
639 38th St.
Rock Island, Ill. 61201


CORE staff directory