Graduate Students

Viking Score Activities: A Database for All the Activities

The Viking Score is Augustana College’s career-readiness program to support students through college and post-graduate life by tracking experiences and awarding points to earn incentives along the way.

Have you completed a Viking Score activity but do not know where …

By Brian Thomas
Brian Thomas
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Build Your First Career Wardrobe

So you are starting out in the “real world.” You’ve got your own place and the countdown to your first day has begun.

There are a lot of things to think about when making the transition from college grad to …

By Laura Kestner-Ricketts
Laura Kestner-Ricketts Executive Director, Career and Professional Development
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Top careers for LGBTQ+ job seekers

If you’re a student or job seeker who identifies as LGBTQ+, you might consider incorporating it into your search for a fulfilling career. Representation of LGBTQ+ people is sorely lacking in many areas of the workforce. But in certain industries, …

By College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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Why You Need a Budget

Graduating from college and transitioning into the world-of-work can be filled with both excitement and fear.  Among the “adulting” skills needed to survive life after college is, first and foremost, a budget.

A budget can be helpful…
During Salary Negotiation:

By Laura Kestner-Ricketts
Laura Kestner-Ricketts Executive Director, Career and Professional Development
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Life of a Current Law Student

Tammy Zapata, Class of 2018.
“During my time at Augustana College, I majored in Political Science (Comparative Politics) and International Business and minored in French. I also studied abroad during my junior year in Australia! Currently, I am a second-year …
By Jessica Estes
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Career Resources

Resume Writing: Robots vs. Humans

When it  comes to resume writing, there are some key differences between a person and ChatGPT. While a person can provide …

Law School Comparison Worksheet

Attached is an excel file to help you organize law school information and decide which program and school is right …

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Viking Connections

Stephanie Aeschliman

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

Alex Anderson

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

Michael Anderson

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

John Anderson

Alumni, Community Experts
  • IL
  • Vice President Product Innovation Utica National Insurance Group

Tyler Andrews

Alumni, Community Experts
  • VA
  • Flight Attendant United Airlines

Teresa Anguiano

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

Kassidy Belcher

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

Jen Bevington

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

Lindsey Cannata

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

John Dreixler

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

John Feehan

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

Skill Building Courses

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…

Building Curtain Walls with Revit

Taught by Eric Wing
This course examines one of the best features Revit has to offer: curtain walls. Though they’re not structurally significant, curtain…

Creating a Hand-Drawn Type Portrait

Taught by Von Glitschka
Watch a professional artist at work, Von Glitschka, as he creates a type-based portrait, or “type face,” of director Alfred…

Graphic Design History: The Arts and Crafts Movement

Taught by Sean Adams
Learning about graphic design concepts and approaches of the past can help inform and inspire your work in the present.…

Requirements Elicitation for Business Analysts: Interviews

Taught by Angela Wick
Interviews can be an effective component in identifying requirements during project planning, and help business analysts and project managers understand…

Developing Cross-Cultural Intelligence

Taught by Tatiana Kolovou
Being able to work across cultures is an increasingly necessary skill for all employees. Communications expert Tatiana Kolovou helps you…

Charlene Li on Digital Leadership

Taught by Charlene Li
Today’s most influential leaders have an online presence. But how do you lead “digitally” and engage followers in such a…

Transitioning from Manager to Leader

Taught by Sara Canaday
View Sara’s LinkedIn Newsletter Leadership is a skill that can be taught. In this course, executive coach Sara Canaday shares…

Creative Pro Careers: Staying Ahead

Taught by Jim Heid
Often, creative professionals find themselves in their current roles due to a combination of aptitude for a particular craft—photography, for…

Defining and Achieving Professional Goals

Taught by Dorie Clark
View Dorie’s LinkedIn Newsletter Plenty of people have had the experience of setting goals and then failing to achieve them—think…

Finance and Accounting Tips

Taught by Earl Stice
Are you curious about the financial details of big companies like Walmart and Boeing, but shy away from further investigation…

Managing High Performers

Taught by Sara Canaday
View Sara’s LinkedIn Newsletter Managing high performers gives you an opportunity to pave the way for some of your organization’s…

Learning Relational Databases

Taught by Adam Wilbert
Have you ever opened up a database that someone else built and felt a little lost? Or ever thought of…

Learning Design for Sustainability

Taught by Scott Boylston
The world is facing a number of environmental, economic, and social challenges. Our future depends on sustainable solutions that improve…

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…

Unity: 3D Level Design

Taught by Alan Thorn
Unity—the powerful interactive development tool for mobile and desktop games—boasts tools and features that allow you to build striking virtual…

Delegating Tasks

Taught by Dorie Clark
These days, we’re all overwhelmed. We can’t make more time, and our professional obligations aren’t going away. The only answer…

Managing a Cross-Functional Team

Taught by Mike Figliuolo
View Mike’s LinkedIn Newsletter A cross-functional team is a group of people with different functional expertise working toward a common…

Management Essentials

Taught by Ellen Ensher
Being a manager is a big responsibility. Managers define business goals, prioritize work, and help employees achieve their potential. Success…

Successful Goal Setting

Taught by Careercake
Even your loftiest goals are possible if you approach them strategically. In this course, join Aimee Bateman as she shares…

Contact & Location


Olin Center
639 38th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201

Career Service Hours

Monday 8:00 am- 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am- 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am- 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am- 4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am- 4:30 pm