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Augustana's campus account with online trainer gives students access to hundreds of relevant online courses. Students may learn at their own pace when it's convenient and as time allows.

Lynda offers four kinds of learning:

1. Videos are bite-sized tutorials that cover a single subtopic within a course.

2. Courses cover topics and include videos on specific subtopics.

3. Articles include news, insights, and inspirational stories.

4. Playlists, curated by experts on various subjects.

Suggested courses and playlists

Here are some suggested Lynda courses, to give a sample of what's available:

Go Job Hunting is a playlist of related courses, including job hunting, effective resumes, building a professional network, interviewing, negotiating for salary and insights from a career coach.

Job Search Strategies shows how to develop a personal profile and brand, seek advertised and unadvertised positions, network successfully and work with recruiting professionals. 

Job Hunting Online is a two-hour course. Topics include using popular job sites such as Monster, Simply Hired, and Indeed, networking and finding jobs on LinkedIn, using Twitter to search for jobs, scanning sites of companies you want to work for, and approaching recruiters.

Creating an Effective Resume covers how to build a resume that encompasses action statements, keywords, styling, and effective content. It also shows how to conduct employer research and use keyword optimization to increase a resume's potential of being found. Also included are tips on cover letters and thank-you notes.

Designing a Resume is a one-hour course with three different approaches to make a resume stand out.

Land an Internship is a playlist that includes interviewing and tips from a career coach.

Vocational exploration

Tools students may use for vocational exploration:

Introductory and in-depth questions

Who are you? (and more questions)


Free self-assessments can help students pinpoint their strengths and weaknesses.

The Confidence Code This 5-7 minute quiz attempts to broadly measure confidence in women by examining links between self-esteem and confidence. Learn how you stack up, and what you can do about it.

How much GRIT do you have? A trait that predicts success in life is grit is the tendency to sustain interest in and effort toward very long-term goals.

Quick overview

Resume guide

Writing a cover letter

Code of ethics for internship and job searches