Career Collaborative

Empowering the Augsburg community to support student career journeys.

Supporting career readiness and meaningful work.

What is the Career Career Collaborative?

The Career Collaborative is a community of individuals committed to democratizing and ensuring equitable access to career information and resources. The Collaborative is facilitated by the Strommen Center and invites all faculty and staff to become a part of the Collaborative in order to build upon the conversation and work they are already doing in the classroom and in extracurricular spaces.

The Career Collaborative offers the goals to:

  • Increase understanding of what the Strommen Center does and how the center’s mission supports learning objectives for students
  • Develop common language about career on campus and high impact career practices that both the Strommen Center and faculty/staff can implement
  • Address faculty/staff needs and priorities through resources, conversation, and various ways of participation in the Collaborative

FAQ

Most students (and their families) say their top reason for enrolling in college is to improve the student’s job prospects. However, a survey by Forage and Knit Research shared with 1,000 college students pursuing four-year degrees in 2022 found that across all four years of school, only 47% of college students felt confident or somewhat confident that they knew how to get a job after college. The Career Collaborative aims to better prepare students and support staff, faculty, and other Augsburg community members with resources and tools to integrate career exploration into the college experience.

There is also powerful data about the overall reach that faculty can have with students. Consider the table below:

Students report having more advice from faculty, namely because they interact with them more closely and more frequently than career center staff. Through supporting faculty with career resources, the Strommen can better support faculty and staff in conversations they are already having and encourage more conversations across campus as well.

  • Sign up and share a little information regarding familiarity with career integration in the classroom
  • Read our newsletter
  • Engage with students in career conversations and pull from Strommen resources or staff when needed
  • Attend at least one virtual Lunch & Learn over the course of the year hosted by Strommen Center staff

  • Faculty and staff can name and/or feel connected to at least one staff member in the Strommen Center.
  • Faculty can understand how the Strommen Center supports their mission and learning objectives for students.
  • Faculty can confidently provide targeted referrals to Strommen Center services and staff memebers
  • Faculty can educate students on the variety of career resources available to them
  • Faculty can use common language about career regardless of department

Have questions? Email Gina Musto (musto@augsburg.edu) to learn more about the Career Collaborative!

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Contact & Location

Phone
612.330.1148
Address

Christensen Center, Suite 100

Minneapolis, MN 55454

Career Service Hours

Monday 9:00 am- 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am- 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am- 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am- 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am- 4:00 pm