Employer Engagement Opportunities at Augustana College

Employers are a valuable resource for our students. We offer several ways for your organization to connect with students. Please contact the Career Development & Vocation team to learn more about the employer engagement activities:

Career Fairs and Events

  • Quad Cities Area Colleges Career Fair is a twice-yearly career event hosted in the fall and spring by Augustana College, Black Hawk College, Eastern Iowa Community College, St. Ambrose University, and Western Illinois University-QC Campus
  • Graduate and Professional School Fair is an annual event hosted each fall in Central Illinois by Augustana College, Bradley University, Knox College, Millikin University, and Monmouth College. Graduate and Professional Programs share their offerings with students seeking continuing education.   
  • Chicago Accounting Fair is held each fall.  Chicago-area firms seeking to hire students for internship and full-time jobs are invited to attend. 
  • CareerFest brings together hundreds of students from member institutions of the College Career Consortium of Illinois (CCCI) and recruiters in business, government, and the non-profit sectors seeking to fill a variety of full-time and internship opportunities in Chicago and the Midwest.  It is held each spring. 

Publicity tables: Employers can host a table near the Brew Coffee Shop in The Gerber Center for Students Life. This is a high-traffic area where employers can set up a free recruiting table to engage with passing students. Publicity tables are only available on school days with limited table availability. Reservations are first come first serve.

Faculty connections: Connect with faculty from a specific department to discuss opportunities. You may also opt into our classroom speaker contact list. Organizations who choose to be noted as a potential speaker will be contacted by our faculty if a guest speaker is needed.

Mock interviews: Help students enhance their interviewing skills by participating in mock interviews. In this program, you come to campus to “mock interview” students to help them prepare for real-world interviews. We provide you with an interview evaluation form to give feedback on a student’s interview skills. This is an opportunity to interview potential candidates for your positions. Career services will attempt to match employers with students studying their areas of interest. However, if students in your requested demographic are unavailable, we will assign students to you at random.