Augsburg College receives grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation

greatlakeslogoThe nonprofit Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation has awarded Augsburg College $150,000 to fund paid internships during the 2014-15 school year.

As one of 10 Minnesota colleges to receive a grant award from Great Lakes, Augsburg will use newly available funds to convert previously unpaid internships into paid placements that support learning on and off campus.

The grant award garnered media coverage in the Star Tribune article, “Giving beat: Great Lakes Higher Ed gives $5.2 million for internship grants,” and the Inside Philanthropy story, “Graduating Is Not Enough: How This Funder Is Backing Student Career Readiness.”

Three Travelers EDGE scholars to intern in summer

travelers_internsThree Travelers EDGE scholars from Augsburg—Simon Tekle, Ger Lao, and Dustina Granlund—will be completing internships at in the Travelers IT department this summer.

Travelers EDGE (Empowering Dreams for Graduation and Employment), seeks to increase the pipeline of underrepresented students to college, help them to graduate, and build awareness of careers in the insurance and financial services industry. This year was Augsburg’s second year as the recipient of a Travelers EDGE grant.

Travelers EDGE scholars are graduates of a high school in the St. Paul Public School District and full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the Day program at Augsburg. Continue reading “Three Travelers EDGE scholars to intern in summer”

Explore meaningful work with the Strommen Center

strommen_weekJust what does “meaningful work” mean to you? During the week of Nov. 15-19, Augsburg students are invited to explore this idea through a series of events. Strommen Meaningful Work Week will include the annual etiquette dinner and daily open-house opportunities for students to talk with employers from a variety of disciplines.

The Clair and Gladys Strommen Center for Meaningful Work promotes the exploration of vocation, purposeful living and meaningful work by connecting liberal and professional knowledge and skills with talent, faith and core values. Through the Center, students explore career opportunities, get assistance with job searches, and find internships. Continue reading “Explore meaningful work with the Strommen Center”

Internships enhance the study abroad experience

CGE_InternshipsStudents who study abroad often return home and tell of profound, life-changing lessons. Through their programs, students come into contact with a wide range of people and circumstances, and many of these encounters lead students to explore careers or ways of life they had previously not considered. Augsburg’s Center for Global Education sums up this experience with a promise: “See the world through another’s eyes, and your world will never be the same.” Continue reading “Internships enhance the study abroad experience”

CSWL can help you prepare for Minn. job fair

cswlEvery year, over 100 Augsburg students attend the Minnesota Private Colleges Job & Internship Fair. A great resource for Auggies who are looking for internships or getting ready to enter the workforce, this year’s fair will be Feb. 19-20 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Augsburg students must register with the Center for Service, Work, and Learning (CSWL) if they would like to attend the job fair.

The annual event connects students with over 175 businesses and organizations that are actively recruiting or looking to network. This is the 31st year that this 2-day fair has occurred. For the first day, employers will have booths available at the convention center from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. to meet students, and they will interview job or internship candidates from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The second day of the fair will be used for interviews only. Continue reading “CSWL can help you prepare for Minn. job fair”