Past Franken Fellows
Andrew De Noble
Hometown: Rock Rapids, Iowa
Advice to NWC students: Step out of your comfort zone in college and do something that challenges you. You only get a limited amount of time, so go out and experience new things.
Career goals: To earn my doctorate in physical therapy and become a physical therapist.
Andrew's cover letter
Hannah Van Meeteren
Hometown: Sheldon, Iowa
Advice to NWC students: Try new things, even if they may be a little outside your comfort zone. You never know who you might meet or get to know at new activities. Leave time in your schedule to say yes to spontaneous activities on your wing or with your friends.
Career goals: To become a CPA and work for a public accounting firm.
Hannah's cover letter
Jarica Vander Werff
Hometown: Urbandale, Iowa
Advice to NWC students: Have a positive mindset about everything you do, and take advantage of the opportunities presented to you.
Career goals: To find a job in either marketing or event planning with a business in Des Moines.
Jarica's cover letter
Hometown: Ankeny, Iowa
Advice to NWC students: Don’t hesitate to start preparing for your future. (I wish I had started earlier!) Interact, ask questions, and genuinely take the time to get to know the individuals around you. You will be surprised how much you can learn!
Career goals: Upon graduation, I plan to pursue a financial analyst position in the Des Moines area. I hope to complete my MBA and work into a management position where I am able to continue growing and sharpening my analytical skills. Additionally, I would love to use my business education degree and knowledge gained in the business world to teach college students and help them discern their future!
Emily's cover letter
Hometown: Rapid City, South Dakota
Advice to NWC students: Don’t take your time at NWC for granted. You’ll form friendships and relationships that will last the rest of your life. Be involved with as much as possible!
Career goals: I hope to secure a stable job in the business finance world and possibly own my own business someday.
Jack's cover letter
Dylann Van Berkum
Hometown: Rock Rapids, Iowa
Advice to NWC students: Absolutely get involved. This is most likely your last chance in life to experience all different kinds of activities and environments.
Career goals: To graduate with a degree in elementary education and endorsements in reading and coaching, then work toward a master’s degree in educational administration while teaching 3rd graders.
Dylann's cover letter
Hometown: Bedford, Iowa
Advice to NWC students: There are no dumb questions when it comes to figuring out what life will be like after your time at NWC. Come into the Compass Center and ask any and all questions you may have. We would be thrilled to help you!
Career goals: I hope to become a school counselor in the future.
Elissa's cover letter
Hometown: Tucson, Arizona
Advice to NWC students: The Compass Center is an amazing resource on campus that is extremely helpful for all students—freshmen through seniors. I know students often think they only need to go to the Compass Center as a senior, but it offers resources for every year of your college studies! I encourage all students to utilize the Compass Center, as it’s never too early to start preparing for your future.
Career goals: Graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and work as a nurse in the emergency room or intensive care unit.
Hometown: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Advice to NWC students: Take advantage of your opportunity for an education here at NWC. There are so many professors who are waiting to share their knowledge, and all they need you to do is ask. This includes places like the Compass Center for Career & Calling. They want to help you be the most well-rounded person you can be, not just a student.
Career goals: I plan to pursue a doctorate in physical therapy and start my own clinic for athletes and everyday people who want to be active long-term.
Micah's cover letter
Teagen Vander Waal
Hometown: Pella, Iowa
Advice to NWC students: Enjoy and invest in the students, faculty and staff around you. So many people here are not just willing, but excited, to pour into and invest in you. Be sure to take advantage of the incredible relationships this community offers!
Career goals: To own and operate my own business that is profitable and shows the community the love of Christ.
Teagen's cover letter