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.

Career Development & Vocation collects and reports data on all things career.

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.

SENIORS: Where are YOU Headed After Graduation?

Congratulations On Your Graduation!

CORE collects and reports data for each graduating class at Augustana College.

Curious about previous class outcomes? Find them here.

NOTE: When answering the survey, think about your plans after graduation. If you are currently employed …

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Laura Kestner-Ricketts Executive Director, Career and Professional Development
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Decoding Your Future: Navigating on Choosing a Major and Career Path

Choosing a major and setting out on a career path can feel like standing at a crossroads, with countless possibilities stretching out before you. It’s a significant decision—one that will shape your academic journey and future professional life. Whether you’re …

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The Crucial Link Between Mental Health and Career Development

In the journey of career development, we often focus on building skills, networking, and gaining experience. While these aspects are undoubtedly crucial, one aspect that sometimes gets overlooked is mental health and well-being. However, the truth is that mental health …

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Benefits of online learning

In today’s rapidly evolving job market, continuous learning has become essential for career growth and adaptation to industry changes. Fortunately, advancements in technology have made learning more accessible than ever through online platforms like LinkedIn Learning, Coursera, Forage, and others. …

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Networking strategies

In today’s dynamic professional landscape, establishing a robust network is indispensable for career growth and advancement. Whether you’re a student embarking on your academic journey or a seasoned professional seeking new opportunities, networking remains a cornerstone of success. In this …

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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
Meet Michael >

John Anderson

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

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
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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
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

Phone
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