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.

First-Years ➡️ Declare Your Major NOW!

You are eligible to declare a major starting Friday, February 16 through Friday, March 22 at 4:30pm. 

Did you know? While you may already be taking classes in your major and/or consulting with a faculty advisor in your major department, all new students at …

By Claire Martino
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Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling at Iowa

Are you interested in psychology, sociology, social work, health care disciplines, public affairs and political science, communication, business, athletics, and the arts and looking to take your knowledge to the next level!?!?

The University of Iowa Rehabilitation Counseling Master’s program …

By Claire Martino
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Check Out The Employers Coming to the QC Expo


Commercial Banking & Credit





Government – Local, State & Federal


Higher Education

Supply Chain


K-12 Education

Legal & Law Enforcement

Non-Profit – Other


Social Sciences

Other Industries 

*Accepts OPT/CPT candidates?

**Willing to …

By Claire Martino
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Not Sure What To Wear To A Career Fair – We’ve Got You Covered [literally]

What to Wear to a Career Fair

There are many things to do when getting ready for your first career fair. Don’t forget to plan your wardrobe while you are perfecting your resume and practicing your …

By Lisa Slater
Lisa Slater Marketing & Events Coordinator
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Study Abroad in Japan Next Year 🇯🇵

Want to study abroad in Japan next year?!? The Kobe City University of Foreign Studies might be the right fit for you!! Be immersed in Japanese culture and language through their Japanese Language Program! Make an appointment with Steven Duke …

By Claire Martino
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Career 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

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…

B2B Marketing on LinkedIn

Taught by Viveka von Rosen
While LinkedIn—the world’s largest and most powerful network of professionals—is widely recognized as a top recruiting tool, it also offers…

COMM-202 Incorp Narrative (2 Credits)

Taught by Hare, Donna (Lecture)
Incorporating Narrative focuses on how to effectively incorporate storytelling to enliven a presentation. Students will examine elements needed to create…

How to Generate Marketing Leads with AI

Taught by Madecraft
As the use of generative AI becomes more widespread, marketers are benefitting from combining marketing strategies with these tools, leading…

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…

B2B Foundations: Social Media Marketing

Taught by Luan Wise
Studies show that many companies consult social media to research the products and services they need to run their businesses.…

B2B Marketing: Pricing Strategies

Taught by Drew Boyd
Pricing is one of the most challenging aspects of marketing, especially when marketing to organizations versus everyday consumers. In the…

Lead Generation Foundations

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

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…

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…

Agile Rebranding

Taught by Wes Kao
Today’s leaders need an agile way to improve their brand and stay relevant on a regular basis. The world is…

Marketing Foundations

Taught by Marta Dapena-Baron
Ever wondered what it takes to think like a marketer? You need to think analytically across multiple disciplines and tell…

Nano Tips For Marketing Using AI Tools with Sam Dey

Taught by Sam Dey
Welcome to our Nano Tips series, where LinkedIn Learning creators deliver impactful lessons in literally seconds. In this installment, discover…

Troika’s ABC Brand Campaign: Start to Finish

Taught by Troika Design Group
Get an inside view behind the making of ABC TV’s fall promotional and brand image campaign, and watch a 60-second…

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…

Neuromarketing: Tap Into your Customer’s Primal Brain

Taught by Tim Ash
Drop a rock. It falls and hits the ground. Once you understand brain evolution, many of your decisions will become…

OMCA™ Certification for Digital Marketers Test Prep

Taught by Matt Bailey
Give your marketing career a boost. OMCA™ (Online Marketing Certified Associate) is an industry-standard credential for digital marketing associates and…

Logo Development: Identity Delivery

Taught by Bill Gardner
In part three of the three-part Logo Development series Bill Gardner takes you through the final stage of identity design,…

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…

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…

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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