Why Hire an Augustana Student?

Our students have the opportunity to understand their Career Readiness Skills using SkillSurvey, an online platform based on the eight Career Readiness Competencies through the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

Students are evaluated through their internships, on campus student employment positions, and through other experiential learning experiences.


  • Above the National Average: Compared to students nationally from 170 universities, 46% of our students’ ratings by employers fell in Accomplished or Advanced (the top two ranked tiers) compared to the national average of 40%.
  • Excellence in DEI, Teamwork, and Tech: On a 7-point scale with 7 being “Always” our employers rated these student competencies consistently above 6 points.
    • Equity & Inclusion: 6.6
    • Teamwork: 6.5
    • Technology: 6.4
  • Consistent Positive Behaviors: When feedback was received, these were the top behaviors employers consistently highlighted.

Augustana Students…

  1. Treat other people, including those of different backgrounds, beliefs, and gender, with fairness and respect.
  2. Accept feedback without becoming angry or defensive and use it to strengthen future performance.
  3. Build strong positive working relationships with supervisor and team members/coworkers.
  4. Show a high level of dedication toward doing a good job.
  5. Listen carefully to others, taking time to understand and ask appropriate questions without interrupting.

Wondering what ways you can take advantage of having an Augie student on your team? Check out our Employer Resources for more information or contact us directly for a personal conversation. We look forward to partnering with your business(es)!

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