Career Exploration

Staff are eager to support your journey.

When it comes time to work or study, disengagement is not an option. Whether it is our engaging faculty, Campus Ministries, or our career exploration experts, Augustana will help you discover an enriching academic major and meaningful work.

The Student Success Center uses the term vocational discernment to describe the process of discovering your direction and to propel you to reflect on larger questions of purpose. In short, vocation is about living out your passions and sharing your gifts to meet the needs of others. As Augustana’s motto, “Enter to learn; Leave to serve,” indicates, discovering opportunities to connect your gifts to the larger community is a critical part of students’ educational journey, particularly as you prepare to live a life of love, responsibility, meaning and leadership.

Staff is eager to help you assess the ways in which who you are — your strengths, values, interests, personal story and skills — influences your choices about work, family, lifestyle and civic engagement. In addition to meeting with your academic advisor, schedule an appointment with a specialist in the Student Success Center by contacting us at or 605.274.4127.

Learn more about our career exploration resources or select a major or career today!