Faculty & Staff

There are many opportunities for Augustana College faculty and staff to work with the Career Development Office. We want to support your efforts to help further students’ career success.  As you teach, advise, or supervise students we hope you consider Career Development for assistance to you and your students. Our partnership with you can occur inside or outside of the classroom.

Faculty & Staff Resources: Career Coaching

Faculty & Staff Resources: Handshake

Faculty & Staff Resources: Internships

Faculty & Staff Resources: Viking Score

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.

Faculty & Staff Resources: Resources to Share

Faculty & Staff Resources: First Destinations & Career Outcomes

We now offer access to First Destinations and Career Outcomes for the past several classes

Faculty & Staff Resources: Viking Connections

Career Readiness Champion Network

The Career Readiness Champion Network  provides faculty and staff the opportunity to learn how to best support students in becoming career ready and achieving post graduate success in today’s quickly evolving world of work.

David Staples Augie Choice Reflection

David Staples is currently a Senior Psychology Major.

Wrongly convicted for a crime that he didn’t commit, David spent 29 years of his life in prison. Before the Innocence Project proved his innocence and David was released in 2022, he …

By Claire Martino
Claire Martino
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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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Local Grant Funded Internship Opportunities

Augustana College has received grant funds from the Illinois Board of Higher Education to support local partner organizations to provide paid internships for students whose hometown is in the state of Illinois. The purpose of the Emerging Professionals Grant Program …

By Bobbie Tidball
Bobbie Tidball
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Fund Your Unpaid Summer Internship With The Servant Leader Grant!

The Servant Leader Internship Grant gives Augustana students the opportunity to secure funding for unpaid or underpaid (less than minimum wage) summer internships with non-profit organizations. The purpose of these internships is for you to explore and discern how your …

By Bobbie Tidball
Bobbie Tidball
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Research Revelations

Name: Fernanda Rubi

Major: Majoring in Political Science, Multimedia Journalism and Mass Communication, and Communication Studies

School Year: Senior

Hometown/Country: Managua, Nicaragua

Fun Fact: My two sisters and I share the same first name (Maria)

My Research

I Participated in …

By Lisa Slater
Lisa Slater Marketing & Events Coordinator
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Career Resources

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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
Meet Alex >

Michael Anderson

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

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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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
Meet Jen >
  • 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
Meet Lindsey >

John Dreixler

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

John Feehan

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

Liz Lefelstein

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • SEO Product Leader | Data Storytelling Expert Apple | TEKKI DIGITAL, Inc
Meet Liz >

Skill Building Courses

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