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CORE (Careers, Opportunities, Research, Exploration) connects students with the ways they can bring their career goals and dreams to life.

Working one-on-one with CORE professionals, students learn to maximize their accomplishments and leverage those achievements for their next steps.

With CORE, students can customize a network of mentors, resources and experiences focused on their future — including career and life paths, graduate school, internships, study abroad, research, entrepreneurship and commitments to the community.

The most recent three-year career placement for Augustana graduates is 98%, compared with 88% among baccalaureate colleges nationally.

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Career development

Use our unique Viking Score career-readiness program to chart your progress.

Find the connections between academic choices and personal interests, skills and work values. Work with a career coach.

Unique programs

EDGE student-entrepreneurs connect with community organizations in need of communications, marketing and creative services.

The Upper Mississippi Center mobilizes students to help communities solve social, economic, and environmental challenges.

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Research and scholarship

Research provides an original contribution to a field in a way that can be shared.

• Conduct lab research with peers
• Create a portfolio of art or music
• Develop a market analysis

Study abroad

Whether it's a summer, a semester or our unique January term, Augie students study abroad for all the right reasons: for expanded academic learning and the appreciation of different places and cultures.

Faculty-led programs combine the best of classroom learning and travel experience.

 

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Internships

An internship is the practical application of the skills, knowledge and talents you gain at Augustana. Discover more about yourself in a work or volunteer setting.

 

Augie Choice

Augie Choice guarantees students the opportunity for the kinds of learning that will make them stand out when they start careers or go on to graduate school.

All students may apply for $2,000 to support a hands-on learning experience they choose: internship, research or study abroad.

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7 ways CORE will help you get the job

Your greatest sources of joy and satisfaction are different from every other person’s, so your career path will be the most fulfilling when it aligns with exactly who you are.

Augustana’s CORE is where you’ll find a customized network of mentors, resources and learning experiences focused on your success in the future you want for yourself.

Contact CORE

Mailing address: 639 38th St., Rock Island, Ill. 61201; (map); phone 309-794-7339. → CORE staff directory

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