Four years ago, these Augustana graduates from the Class of 2018 were trying to choose a college.
Some came because they'd heard about the quality of the major they wanted. Some had no idea what to major in, but still had a feeling about the place.
They have become so much more than they imagined four years ago. Augustana made it happen for them.
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Valeria Melo, a first-generation college student, took full advantage of her Augustana opportunities. She is an Academic All-American athlete who performed medical service in Nicaragua, and more.
She's a medical student at her dream school, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
Kris Kizer put his academic interests to work in Augustana's EDGE Entrepreneurial Center, creating business solutions for clients.
Today he's a business leadership intern at the Leo Burnett agency in Chicago.
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Janice Zhiqing landed a job at Microsoft with skills, experience, confidence and amazing portfolio.
She and her team won Augustana's Business Plan Competition with JobPlug, a new type of job-hunting website that simplifies the process.
Dylan Sortillo twice helped lead his team to the Division III men's basketball national championships.
He went behind the scenes as an intern with the local minor league baseball team. Now he works in marketing and sales for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Megan Janssen told her Augustana mentor she wanted to learn more about cyber security, so he formed an independent-study group for her and a few other students.
Now she's a software engineer at ESPN Technology in Briston, Conn.