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Career Resources for LGBTQIA+ Students

Navigating Your Career Journey as an LGBTQ+ Student: A Comprehensive Resource Guide

As a student or alum whose identities include Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Non-Binary, Gender Non-Conforming, Genderfluid, or Queer, you may encounter unique challenges and considerations during your job …

By Laura Kestner-Ricketts
Laura Kestner-Ricketts Executive Director, Career and Professional Development
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How to Answer: ‘Why Are You Applying for This Position?’

When it comes to common interview questions, “Why are you applying for this position?” is one of the questions you can always plan on the hiring manager asking. That makes it one of the easier questions to prepare for, but …

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How to Give a Great Elevator Pitch (With Examples)

Though people are complex and so much more than just their jobs, in a new social situation you’re often asked, “So, what do you do?” or “What are you majoring in?” While you probably have a stock answer ready to …

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Who’s Hiring? 10 Organizations Advocating for Women and Girls

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March marks the annual celebration of Women’s History Month, a time to highlight the significant contributions that women and girls have made to society. As we take a step back to consider the incredible leaders, past and present, …

By Lisa Slater
Lisa Slater Marketing & Events Coordinator
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Augustana-St. Ambrose Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) 3+2.5

First Year: Building a Strong Foundation

The inaugural year lays the groundwork for a future in physical therapy. Students are encouraged to tackle the following courses:

1. General Chemistry (CHEM 131 & 132): Foundations in chemistry are essential, providing a …

By Sangamitra Shakya
Sangamitra Shakya
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Student Resources| Council on Undergraduate Research
Top Ten Reasons to Engage in Undergraduate Research

Hands-On Learning: Imagine you are a biology student interested in gaining practical experience in a laboratory setting.  You might participate …

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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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Michael Anderson

Alumni, Community Experts
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Partnerships & Business Development Uber Health
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John Anderson

Alumni, Community Experts
  • IL
  • Vice President Product Innovation Utica National Insurance Group
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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
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  • Chicago, IL
  • wholesale credit analytics The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
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Lindsey Cannata

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Roselle, IL
  • certified financial planner J.P. Cannata & Associates
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John Dreixler

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

Alumni, Community Experts
  • East Moline, IL
  • dentist Illini Dental Associates in East Moline
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Skill Building Courses

Understanding Intellectual Property (2014)

Taught by Dana Robinson
How are you protecting your work? Author and attorney Dana Robinson gives you a high-level overview of intellectual property (IP),…

Become an AI-Powered Manager

Taught by Ashley Herd
Did you know that you can leverage generative AI to manage your team more effectively and efficiently? In this course,…

Developing Your Leadership Philosophy

Taught by Mike Figliuolo
If you want your team to trust you as a leader, it’s important to articulate who you are, what you…

Urbanized

Taught by Gary Hustwit
Urbanized is a documentary about the design of cities. It looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and…

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…

Getting Things Done

Taught by David Allen
Join world-renowned productivity and time management expert David Allen as he walks you through his five-step process for Getting Things…

Breaking Out of a Rut

Taught by Stefan Mumaw
Ever feel like you’re in a rut? Most people have experienced a rut, whether it manifests as a lack of…

Copyright for Photographers: Rights and Releases

Taught by Carolyn E. Wright
The intersection of photography and law is a complex place. What are your rights as a photographer? Where and what…

Copyright for Photographers

Taught by Carolyn E. Wright
The intersection of photography and law is a complex place. At one of those crossroads lies copyright. Many photographers aren’t…

Influencing Others

Taught by John Ullmen
Ever had trouble persuading someone to do something, even if it was in their best interest? Sometimes people don’t budge,…

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…

Revit: Construction Modeling Tools

Taught by Paul F. Aubin
If your job requires working on Revit models created by someone else, then you have probably run into situations where…

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…

Disrupting Yourself

Taught by Whitney Johnson
“Disruptors” secure a foothold by coming up with ideas and innovations that eventually upend their entire community or industry. Disrupting…

Michelle Kaufmann’s Platinum LEED Home Remodel: Start to Finish

Taught by Michelle Kaufmann
With home remodels, especially sustainable ones designed by architects like Michelle Kaufman, more square footage isn’t always the answer. Her…

Management Tips

Taught by Todd Dewett
In this series, Todd Dewett, PhD, shares the tips respected and motivated managers use to improve rapport, navigate tricky situations,…

Video Journalism: Storytelling Techniques

Taught by Jeff Sengstack
How you choose your shots, craft your story, and edit your footage is what draws attention to your videos. The…

Insights from a College Career Coach

Taught by Valerie Sutton
Are you feeling stuck in your current position, seeking a new one, or contemplating a career change? In this interview,…

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309-794-7339
Address

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