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What you need: communicators, leaders, problem-solvers

What skills do employers look for? Communication, leadership and problem-solving are in the Top 10 (NACE 2017 Job Outlook Survey). Augustana students build success in these areas and more, in and outside class.


Students learn to solve problems through class projects, internships and research. They use campus resources such as the Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing, and the EDGE Center and Upper Mississippi Center in CORE.


From First-Year Inquiry through Senior Inquiry, Augustana students learn to communicate well on campus and in professional settings.


Students build their leadership skills in and outside class—especially through student groups, internships and the Office of Student Life and Leadership.


Nearly 70% of Augustana students take at least one internship, choosing from several kinds in many fields and professional settings. Your organization has access to the skills and abilities of Augustana students as they explore their future careers.

Contact the Office of Career Development at or 309-794-7339.


More than 65,000 recruiters find students for jobs and internships by using Handshake. You can find Augustana students and alumni by creating postings that are specific to their job interests, major and preferences. 

Use Augustana’s Handshake recruitment tool for employers.


At ProFair each fall and spring, Augustana College and St. Ambrose University connect students and alumni with potential employers seeking talented, highly qualified employees or interns. 

Find your next interns or employees at ProFair.

I-74 Graduate and Professional Schools Fair

Each year, Augustana is one of five regional colleges and universities hosting the I-74 Graduate and Professional Schools Fair. Representatives of graduate programs can meet undergraduates planning to further their education after completing their bachelor’s degree. 

Find out more information on the I-74 Fair.