Mission, Vision, Pillars, Pledge
Team members in Career Development & Vocation, part of CORE (Careers, Opportunities, Research, Exploration), are available to provide comprehensive career education and professional development resources, services, and programs for Augustana students and recent graduates.
Career Development & Vocation partners with students by providing career coaching, curated resources and networks, and opportunities for career readiness skill development so that they may develop personalized pathways leading to lives of purpose and meaning
Career Development & Vocation desires for all students to be confident and career ready with a personalized pathway leading to lives of purpose and meaning. We aspire to provide the best career and vocational guidance, the most useful curated resources and networks, and highly engaging opportunities for career readiness skill development.
Three Pillars of Career Development & Vocation
We ask questions and listen without judgment
We operate from a growth mindset and are willing to learn
We encourage students to be cultivate their curiosity
We engage and act through a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion
We recognize inequalities in access to career-related opportunities and networks
We are committed as advocates, allies, and active listeners
We foster partnerships through connection and collaboration
We embrace collaborative communication and open discussion
We celebrate Career Everywhere, with faculty, staff, alumni, and employer partners.
Career Development & Vocation recognizes inequalities in access to career-related opportunities and networks. We pledge to be intersectional in our approach to career development and employer partnerships, acknowledging that career advancement is impacted by the reality of systemic racism, privilege, and bias. We are committed as advocates, allies and active listeners in this ongoing conversation.