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CORE (Careers, Opportunities, Research, Exploration)

Stand out amongst your peers and be prepared for life's next big step. Wherever you're headed, CORE and an Augustana education can help you get there.

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A career center like no other.

The foundation of a liberal arts education helps our grads find career success regardless of their major. CORE helps them find the extraordinary learning experiences and a network of mentors and advisors that sets Augustana grads apart from the competition.

And it shows in the stats and stories of alumni success—98% of the class of reported they were in graduate school, employed or in professional service within six months of graduation. 

At core you will:

• Work side-by-side with professional career coaches to find and use your best academic and co-curricular experiences to prepare for your future success.

• Customize your network of mentors, resources and experiences — including career and vocation, graduate school, internships, study abroad, research, entrepreneurship and community outreach.

Apply your Augie Choice and other funding opportunities to your high-impact learning experiences. Augie Choice provides every student up to $2,000 to pursue study abroad, an internship or research with a professor.

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Our Career Coaches help students see connections between their majors & minors, interests and skills. Our unique Viking Score career-readiness program helps students track experiences and prepare for career success. Our Career Development team is still here to help even though campus is closed! Take advantage of our great virtual and online offerings.

Learn more about Viking Score & career tools

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Service learning and internship experiences help Augustana students apply the skills they learn in the classroom and increase cultural sensitivity. 

Learn about Internships at Augustana

Learn about signature programs through CORE

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Whether it’s in the field, the lab, the classroom or the other side of the world, there are endless ways for Augustana students to make an original contribution to their field of study and share it with the world. 

Learn more about student research

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Discover a new culture. Experience an internship. Participate in research. Refine your language skills. Whatever your goals, the world is your oyster. Study abroad and off-campus opportunities come in all shapes and sizes at Augustana.

Learn about study away opportunities

Contact us: CORE, 639 38th St., Rock Island, Ill. 61201 (map); 309-794-7339. Full contact list