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.


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By Lisa Slater
Lisa Slater Marketing & Events Coordinator
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This week’s Viking Connectors: District Manager of Advocacy Centers & Academic Advisor

Perhaps the most useful way to learn what a career is all about is to find someone doing that career and connect with them.  Augustana Colleges has more than 10,000 alumni active on LinkedIn and 96 of them have signed …

By Nicole Grafon
Nicole Grafon
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So You’re Looking For An Internship…

It is never too early to start your internship search! Check this out to see what your next steps are

Need help?!? Make an appointment with one of our Career Coaches TODAY!

By Claire Martino
Claire Martino
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How To Stay Motivated During Finals Week

Finals Week is here!! Check out these great study/ well-being tips to help you get through this stressful week!!

Tip #1: Make sure that you recharge. In between all those long study sessions, make sure that you are taking breaks …

By Claire Martino
Claire Martino
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How to Set Career Goals

It is never too early to set career goals! Setting clear goals can actually help you accomplish all that you want! It is easy as 3 steps: Reflect, Research, and Take Action!

By Claire Martino
Claire Martino
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Career Resources

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Viking Connections

Daniel Allen

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

Sarah Bagley

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

Austin Elledge

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

Deb Erhart

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

Amelia Garza

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Associate Director of Major Gifts Rush University Medical Center

Zachary George

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

Jake Glimco

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Skokie, Illinois
  • Digital Marketing Manager Cannabistry

Brad Lott

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

Pat Manser

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Senior Director of Marketing and Advertising GoHealth

Darien Marion-Burton

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Forest Park, Illinois
  • Marketing Consultant D.M. Burton

Matthew Mistretta

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Vice President of Sales Kinetic Data Solutions

Megan Mummert

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Talent Acquisition Professional Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Skill Building Courses

B2B Marketing Foundations: Positioning

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

Creating a Buzz

Creating a business that catches the eyes of potential customers isn’t just simply luck. There is a method to creating…

Digital Marketing Tools: Create a Marketing Campaign from Start to Finish

Anson Alexander
The sheer number of tools available to marketing teams today can feel a little overwhelming at times. Which tools should…

Fundamentals of a Redesign

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

International Marketing Foundations

Doug Ladd
Learn how to evaluate international markets and determine the best approaches for marketing your products and services overseas. Instructor Doug…

B2B Marketing Foundations

Dina Shapiro
In this course, learn the key concepts and principles of business to business (B2B) marketing. Marketing expert Dina Shapiro explains…

Creative Inspirations: Troika Design Group, Design and Branding Agency

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

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

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

Designing an Authentic Brand

Justin Ahrens
An authentic brand is a powerful brand. It knows who its audience is, what they want, and how to reliably…

Digital Marketing Foundations

Brad Batesole
Learn how to promote your brand or business effectively online and develop a targeted marketing strategy that engages potential customers…

Troika’s ABC Brand Campaign: Start to Finish

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…

Digital Marketing Trends

Martin Waxman
View Martin’s LinkedIn Newsletter Stay up to date on the latest trends in digital marketing. In this biweekly series, marketing…

B2B Marketing on LinkedIn

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…

ENGL-298 Career Discovery (1 Credits)

McDowell, Joseph (Lecture)
This class provides a personalized framework for English majors to help them discover how they might apply their major after…

Web Motion: Create an Animated Banner Ad

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

Designing Emotion: How to Use Design to Move People

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

Building Your Marketing Technology Stack

David Booth
While digital marketing has matured, it has also become more complex, and marketers need to think of its many components…

COMM-202 Incorp Narrative (2 Credits)

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

Jonah Berger on Viral Marketing

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

Account-Based Marketing Foundations

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

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