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Viking Score Class of 2022

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Gain the skills, experiences and self-knowledge necessary to stay on track for future career success with the Viking Score

You can receive rewards each academic year by earning Viking Score points.

• Earn 40 Viking Score points from career exploration activities to get an Augie decal

• Earn 40 Viking Score points from career preparation activities and get an Augustana College padfolio

• Earn 20 Viking Score points from career ready activities (either path) and get an Augustana business card holder and thirty free business cards

Points will be added to your Viking Score once you complete the following activities:

Career exploration activities

• Drop-in for a CORE Orientation with a CORE Ambassador (2 pts)

• Complete a career exploration activity with your career coach (6 pts)

• Research career fields of interest or career options for your major; complete the career research activity and share your findings with your career coach (6 pts)

• Conduct at least one informational interview with alumni or professionals in your career field of interest (6 pts)

• Give back while learning new skills through 10 hours of volunteer or community service (4 pts)

• Pick up extra work hours through the Flexible Employment Program (FEP) (2 pts)

• Join a student organization and attend at least one meeting (2 pts)

• Develop a clear and specific career goal by completing the career goal activity and share it with your career coach or attend a career goal development workshop (6 pts)

Career preparation activities

• Meet with your career coach to create an action plan for gaining career-related experience (6 pts)

• Complete your Handshake Profile (2 pts)

• Develop a complete LinkedIn Profile (2 pts)

• Complete requirements for an internship, research or other career-related experience (10 pts)

• Attend a career fair; several are offered annually such as ProFair or I-74 Grad Fair (4 pts)

• Meet with a career mentor for a resume review (4 pts)

• Write a cover letter the be customized for each position or program; have it reviewed (4 pts)

• Develop your interviewing skills through interview prep or a mock interview with your career coach or career professional (6 pts)

• Develop and practice your elevator pitch with your career coach (4 pts)

• Discuss your interviewing attire with a career professional for feedback (4 pts)

• Meet with your career coach to discuss progress on your action plan (6 pts)

Career ready: Graduate school path activities

• Meet with your career coach to develop your post grad plan (6 pts)

• Research graduate/professional school programs in your career field of choice (4 pts)

• Develop a target list of organizations (4 pts)

• Gather names and contact information for people you have asked to serve as references or write letters of recommendation (4 pts)

• Write a personal statement for post-grad service or graduate/professional school; have it reviewed by your career coach (4 pts)

• Meet with your career coach to discuss progress on or confirm you post grad plan (6 pts)

Career ready: Full-time employment plan activities

• Meet with your career coach to develop your post grad plan (6 pts)

• Develop a target list of organizations (4 pts)

• Gather names and contact information for people you have asked to serve as references or write letters of recommendation (4 pts)

• Meet with your career coach to discuss progress on or confirm your post grad plan (6 pts)