Alumni play an important role in assisting Career Development & Vocation as we partner with students by providing career coaching, curated resources and networks, and opportunities for career readiness skill development so that they may develop personalized pathways leading to lives of  purpose and meaning.

Viking Connections
Alumni involved in Viking Connections are available to share advice on careers, industries, employment trends, and organizations within their areas of expertise. These mentoring relationships support and guide students — as well as young alumni  — as they navigate their careers or consider graduate school. The program is open to students and alumni from all class years and majors.

Alumni seeking Career Assistance
Team members in Career Development & Vocation, part of CORE (Careers, Opportunities, Research, Exploration), are available to provide comprehensive career education and professional development resources, services, and programs for Augustana students and recent graduates up to three years beyond graduation.

  • Recent graduates have access to all of the services, resources, and programs available to current students within three years of graduation including scheduling appointments with career coaches.  Unless you requested deactivation, you continue to have access to your Handshake account.
  • Alumni who have already launched their careers, graduated more than three years ago, and who are seeking career assistance continue to have access to our online resources such as job postings, career resources, and career event listings.  You can also set up an alumni account on Handshake by following the instructions here and visiting Handshake.

Alumni as Employers
The Career Development & Vocation Team is ready to assist employers’ general recruitment, internships, and campus networking needs. Whether you are looking to post new jobs, schedule interviews (virtual or in-person), register for a career fair, or participate in a variety of other engagement opportunities, our team is here to help!

If you have specific questions not addressed in our online resources or wish to strengthen your relationship with our campus, we encourage you to contact us directly.

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The Crucial Link Between Mental Health and Career Development

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Benefits of online learning

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Networking strategies

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Research Revelations

Name: Fernanda Rubi

Major: Majoring in Political Science, Multimedia Journalism and Mass Communication, and Communication Studies

School Year: Senior

Hometown/Country: Managua, Nicaragua

Fun Fact: My two sisters and I share the same first name (Maria)

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Viking Connections

Stephanie Aeschliman

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Greater Chicago Area, IL
  • Science Teacher Noble Street College Prep
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Alex Anderson

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Chicago, IL
  • Admissions Representative Chamberlain University
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Tyler Andrews

Alumni, Community Experts
  • VA
  • Flight Attendant United Airlines
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Teresa Anguiano

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Greater Chicago Area, IL
  • Field Application Scientist Nemocell
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Kassidy Belcher

Alumni, Community Experts, Faculty
  • Rock Island, IL
  • Admissions Counselor Augustana College
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Jen Bevington

Alumni, Community Experts
  • San Francisco Bay Area, CA
  • Educational Equity Professional Sonoma State University
Meet Jen >
  • Chicago, IL
  • wholesale credit analytics The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Meet Andy >

Lindsey Cannata

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Roselle, IL
  • certified financial planner J.P. Cannata & Associates
Meet Lindsey >

John Dreixler

Alumni, Community Experts
  • IL
  • biomedical researcher and studies biomarkers Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrom (ARDS) and University of Chicago
Meet John >

John Feehan

Alumni, Community Experts
  • East Moline, IL
  • dentist Illini Dental Associates in East Moline
Meet John >

Liz Lefelstein

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • SEO Product Leader | Data Storytelling Expert Apple | TEKKI DIGITAL, Inc
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John Lund

Alumni, Community Experts
  • principal research engineer U.S. Army Rapid Capability Critical Technology Office (RCCTO)
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Contact & Location


Olin Center
639 38th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201

Career Service Hours

Day of the week
Office is Open Drop-Ins
Monday 8:00 am- 4:30 pm 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 am- 4:30 pm 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 am- 4:30 pm 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 am- 4:30 pm 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 am- 4:30 pm 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Drop-in topics include:

  • Resume & Cover Letter Review
  • Resume & Cover Letter Writing
  • Viking Score Overview
  • LinkedIn Headshot Photo
  • Career Resources Overview