Graduate Students

This week’s Viking Connectors: Healthcare Consultant & Assistant Principal

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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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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Career Resources

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 …

An integrated baccalaureate in Kinesiology from Augustana College and a master’s degree in sports management from Western Illinois University would …

An integrated baccalaureate in Kinesiology from Augustana College and a master’s degree in sports management from Western Illinois University would …

As a person with a disability, you may hesitate to look for work. You can be unsure whether or not …

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

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

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…

Revit Templates: Annotation

Taught by Paul F. Aubin
Why start from scratch every time? Learn how to build custom Revit templates and reduce the time you spend setting…

Painting and Developing a Composition

Taught by Mary Jane Begin
We asked illustrator Mary Jane Begin to create a brand-new composition from three (surprise) elements. The goal? To teach members…

Understanding Patents: A Deeper Dive

Taught by Dana Robinson
Want to patent your invention or technology—or avoid infringing on someone else’s? Learn the defining characteristics of successful patents, including…

Revit 2017 Essential Training: MEP (Imperial)

Taught by Eric Wing
MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) design is one of the major components of the BIM chain—and Revit is the design…

Revit: View Range

Taught by Paul F. Aubin
Floor plans are an essential part of any Revit project. And one of the most critical (and confusing) aspects of…

Negotiating Your Job Offer

Taught by Christine DiDonato
Getting a job offer is a time to celebrate, but it’s also important to stop and ask, “What does my…

RetroPie: Building a Video Game Console with Raspberry Pi

Taught by Brad Wheeler
For fans of retro video games, having the ability to play all the classics on one machine is ideal. If…

Revit 2018: Essential Training for MEP (Metric)

Taught by Eric Wing
MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) design is one of the major components of the BIM chain—and Revit is the design…

WebSocket Programming with Java EE

Taught by Alex Theedom
WebSocket programming is a new paradigm in web development that takes the interactive web experience to a new level of…

Revit Area Calculations

Taught by Paul F. Aubin
Architects and designers are often tasked with calculating and reporting the sizes of the spaces within a project. Typically, a…

ASP.NET Core: Middleware

Taught by Jeff Fritz
In ASP.NET Core, the HTTP pipeline is built from middleware—components that see every request and response and decide how to…

How to Design and Deliver Training Programs

Taught by Jeff Toister
An effective training program helps to accelerate an employee’s professional development and prepares them to excel in their role. In…

Revit for Interior Architecture

Taught by Brian Myers
Autodesk Revit boasts powerful tools that allow you to efficiently plan and manage your projects, and visualize your designs. In…

Taking Charge of Your Career

Taught by Christine DiDonato
There is no predictable career ladder in today’s workplace. Most people no longer have the security of staying in one…

Practicing Fairness as a Manager

Taught by Catherine Mattice
What is the role of a manager in developing a fair work environment? It’s important to understand how employees perceive…

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…

Unity: Interactivity for AEC

Taught by George Maestri
Interactivity is key to seeing how architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) designs will perform in the real world. Unity provides…

Practical Engineering

Taught by Grady Hillhouse
Engineering involves a lot of theory. But we don’t always get to see it in practice. This series teaches fundamental…

Creating Screen Capture Training

Taught by Oliver Schinkten
Screen capture is a cost-effective and efficient way to create on-demand training. You can record videos to keep employees up…

Contact & Location


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