Communications, Marketing, & Sales

Welcome to the Communications, Marketing, & Sales Community! Members of this community are interested in how communication works in various contexts. In this community, members will find resources that assist in their education on developing strong communication skills, thinking creatively, and vital collaboration skills needed to excel in these areas of interest. You’ll also find blogs, career development resources, and career opportunities in these areas of focus.

Launch into the Future: Conquering Post-Graduation Uncertainty

Graduation is upon us, Vikings! It’s a thrilling launchpad, but also normal to feel a mix of “what’s next?” and nervous excitement. Don’t worry, you’re not lost at sea. Here’s your personal treasure map to navigate post-graduation uncertainty with confidence …

By Sangamitra Shakya
Sangamitra Shakya
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Beyond the Cap and Gown! Maximizing Finals Week and Graduation for Career Success

As finals week approaches and the excitement of graduation builds, it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of last-minute assignments and celebratory plans. However, amidst the chaos, it’s essential to recognize that these moments offer unique opportunities to …

By Sangamitra Shakya
Sangamitra Shakya
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WQPT-PBS Internships

Are you looking for a summer internship?🔍 Are you interested in the media industry? 📺Check out these internships from WQPT/PBS!

🎓Development Intern

PBS seeks a highly motivated, self-starting student who is passionate about public broadcasting and education. The Development Intern …

By Minh Nguyen
Minh Nguyen
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Career Spotlight

By Sangamitra Shakya
Sangamitra Shakya
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Innovation In The Alps!

In the spring of 2025, Augustana College will offer a Study Away program focused on innovation in music and science and ethical consideration in Germany and Switzerland (Alps). Students will take two courses on campus (ENGR 315 and MUSC 306) in Spring. After …

By Lisa Slater
Lisa Slater Marketing & Events Coordinator
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Career Resources

Decoding Your Future

To further support your exploration and decision-making process, here are some valuable resources:

Employment Tips for International Students

In addition to the tailored resources and advice below, international students should also refer to …

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Viking Connections

Daniel Allen

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Retired- Global Human Resources Director John Deere
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Sarah Bagley

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Glenview, Illinois
  • Human Resources Director Glenview Park District
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Austin Elledge

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Social Media Graphic Designer, Animator NFL
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Deb Erhart

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Sugar Land, Texas
  • Human Resources Talent Acquisition Consultant Fort Bend Independent School District
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Amelia Garza

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager Alzheimer's Association®
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Zachary George

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Director of College and Fair Relations StriveScan
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Jake Glimco

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Skokie, Illinois
  • Senior Digital Marketing Manager Cannabistry
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Liz Lefelstein

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

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Washington, District of Columbia (D.C.)
  • Vice President of Global Partnerships Monumental Sports
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Pat Manser

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Senior Vice President, Marketing Enhance Health
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Darien Marion-Burton

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Forest Park, Illinois
  • President D.M. Burton
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Matthew Mistretta

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Vice President Enterprise Partnership Zeta Global
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Skill Building Courses

Brand Redesign: Small Business

Taught by Von Glitschka
Rebranding can help a company rebuild a reputation or go in a new direction. For designers, rebranding projects present a…

Marketing Tools: How to Leverage AI Tools to Transform Your Marketing

Taught by Anson Alexander
Marketing technology landscapes evolve at breakneck speeds, but the latest wave of AI-driven solutions has the potential to truly transform…

Aligning Sales and Marketing

Taught by Marcus Murphy
Sales and marketing don’t always play for the same side. Each group undervalues the contributions of the other—and this conflict…

Lead Generation Foundations (2019)

Taught by Dina Shapiro
You can’t build a business without loyal customers. Lead generation is the proven way to grow your customer base and…

Account-Based Marketing Foundations

Taught by Sangram Vajre
With fewer and fewer leads turning into customers, B2B marketers need a new approach. Done correctly, account-based marketing (ABM) can…

Designing Emotion: How to Use Design to Move People

Taught by Stefan Mumaw
Great designers are empaths. They harness the power of emotional response to connect to audiences and inspire action. If you…

Digital Marketing Trends

Taught by Martin Waxman
Stay up to date on the latest trends in digital marketing. In this biweekly series, marketing and social media expert…

Creating an Online Video Ad: 2 Editing, Uploading, and Marketing

Taught by Nick Harauz
Online video ads are essential for advertising any business, no matter how big or small. Video opens up a wider…

Fundamentals of a Redesign

Taught by Sean Adams
Most design projects don’t start from scratch. Instead, designers are usually asked to reimagine an existing brand. Redesigns can be…

B2B Marketing Foundations: Positioning

Taught by Ken Rutsky
Messaging is the fuel of your marketing efforts. Good messaging positions your brand for success. It distinguishes your offerings from…

Sales: Referral Selling

Taught by Joanne Black
Referrals offer the biggest competitive advantage of any sales tool out there—yet many teams aren’t using referral selling as the…

Creative Inspirations: Troika Design Group, Design and Branding Agency

Taught by Troika Design Group
Ever wonder who’s behind those cool identity graphics on broadcast and cable TV networks? Come take a peek behind the…

Marketing Foundations: The Marketing Funnel

Taught by Brad Batesole
Your goal as a marketer is to turn prospects into buyers. But there’s a lot more than conversion to consider…

Advertising Foundations

Taught by Jane Barratt
Learn the fundamentals of effective advertising and marketing communications. Former NYC ad executive Jane Barratt provides an overview of the…

Graphic Design: Small Business Identity Redesign

Taught by John McWade
Your client needs new branding. The current design is no longer relevant, accurate, or even consistent. Where to start? In…

Print Production: Direct Mail

Taught by Trish Witkowski
There is a strategic side and a practical side to direct mail. To get results, you need to pay close…

Yo Santosa, Branding Expert

Taught by Yolanda Santosa
Yo Santosa took a big leap when she decided to quit her job as a motion graphics artist. But her…

Learning to Write Marketing Copy

Taught by Ian Lurie
Copy is the heart and soul of almost every marketing endeavor. Get a great foundation for all your campaigns with…

Jonah Berger on Viral Marketing

Taught by Jonah Berger
Why do some ideas spread while others fade away? Jonah Berger, PhD, professor of marketing at the Wharton School and…

Web Motion: Create an Animated Banner Ad

Taught by Tom Green
Learn to create a simple web banner with motion and interactivity. This installment of Web Motion for Beginners shows you…

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