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Elementary EducationCourtney describes her student teaching experience as "life-changing."
Software Developer, Unite UsThrough a variety of experiences inside and outside the classroom, Northwestern helped Alexander see how his passion for computer science and his love for the arts could turn into a career.
Inside Sales Representative, San Diego PadresAfter starting his college and baseball pursuits elsewhere, Sutton transferred to Northwestern as a sophomore, playing three years for the Raiders. The move paid off well, both during his college years and after graduation.
Resident, United Family Medicine Residency ProgramLaura was a triple major at Northwestern who took advantage of cross-cultural experiences in Nebraska, Nicaragua and Ecuador. She went on to earn an M.D. and a master’s degree in public health and is now a family medicine resident.
NursingJackson looks forward to using his future career in nursing as a ministry.
Assistant Professor of Theatre, Southwest Minnesota State UniversityInspired by her NWC professors, Tetta earned a master’s degree and is now a professor of scenic design.
Worship Director, King of Kings ChurchNorthwestern’s authentic and vibrant Christian community allowed Johnny to grow in his faith and equipped him to pursue God’s calling on his life.
Medical Social Worker, Mary Greeley Medical CenterIn her work as a medical social worker, Madison strives to show compassion and acceptance to every patient she encounters.
Dr. Thonstad’s passion for serving—and for preparing students to serve—makes her a valuable resource in the education department.
Business AdministrationTy appreciates the business administration major’s versatility—covering content in a variety of areas while helping students develop essential workplace skills.
Dr. Holt directs Northwestern’s Symphonic Band, Jazz Band and wind ensembles, while also teaching instrumental music education.
Dr. Nonhof builds relationships with students in and out of the classroom.
Medical Student, University of Chicago Pritzker School of MedicineAlison's action-packed academic career was filled with opportunities to think critically about biology and chemistry, which has served her well as she transitions into life as a medical student.
Software Engineering Analyst, AccentureMeredith's summer internship with Accenture gave her confidence in her decision to begin a full-time career there.
Martha Draayer encourages intercultural student development by mentoring, supporting and teaching students from underrepresented groups.
Dr. Kugler is known for making history come alive as he guides students in thinking Christianly about the past.
Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellow, University of WisconsinThe knowledge, confidence and experiences Emily gained at Northwestern fueled her journey to become a physician.
Greta Grond enjoys working with students on their research projects and seeing the results of their hard work.
Kendall Stanislav helps connect students with internship and study abroad opportunities, and assists them through the job search process.
Vice President, Communications Strategy GroupBrianna found her niche through the many “real-world” experiences Northwestern's public relations program offers.
Biology-Health ProfessionsTaylor appreciates how Northwestern sets high academic standards that will prepare her well for a career in the medical field.
Public RelationsJadeyn hopes to work in event planning and fundraising, with her sights set on one day starting a nonprofit to assist people who have been rescued from human trafficking.
Elementary educationAn elementary education major, Whitney realizes that teaching involves more than knowing the curriculum. Just as important is letting students know they are loved, capable and worthy.
President Christy created new strategies and adopted a new mission, vision, diversity and Christian identity to help the college stand out.
Randy Van Peursem offers students the science support they need to succeed and models the encouragement and love of Christ.
Dr. Heeg not only challenges her students in the classroom, but she provides them with many hands-on experiences off campus as well.
Grades 6-12 Vocal Director, Parkston School DistrictA vocal music and secondary education graduate, Ashlynn benefited from her professors’ encouragement of her musical talents, as well as extensive time in the classroom prior to graduation.
Dr. Feenstra involves students in her research on volunteerism and service-learning.
Assistant Family Teacher, Boys TownJerel works with at-risk children and families, providing them with the support and education they need to succeed.
Theatre and Business AdministrationCorrie combined her love for theatre and business administration through her internship with Omaha Performing Arts.
Physical Education Teacher and Coach, Storm Lake ElementaryAt Northwestern, Stephan found a connection to youth he didn't know he had. With the help of professors, he became a teacher and coach who shapes the next generation of students and athletes.
Director of Basketball Sport Performance, East Tennessee State UniversityAs a student volunteer, Tyler designed training programs for the Raider men’s basketball team. His experience and skills led to work with the University of Texas Longhorns and East Tennessee State University.
Professor Ochsner develops and oversees the strength and conditioning programs for many of Northwestern’s athletic teams.
Kirsten Brue encourages students to gain experience in their chosen career field.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Nebraska-LincolnJordan combined two passions—insects and the outdoors—when he decided to earn a doctoral degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Eric Anderson uses his combination of financial knowledge and care for students to help families find strategies to make Northwestern affordable.
Interpreter/Translator, Children’s Hospital & Medical CenterRebeca serves Spanish-speaking patients and their families, helping them communicate with the medical providers at Omaha Children’s Hospital so they receive the best healthcare possible.
Professor Koene has elite certification and experience as a courtroom interpreter.
Communications Manager, Taproot TheatreTheatre major Isaiah added an arts administration minor and interned at Taproot Theatre in Seattle, which set the stage for his job in communications and promotions for Taproot.
Freelance Music Producer, SoundReserveAndrew founded a music production company in Nashville, Tennessee, after graduating from Northwestern. In addition to composing and producing music, he also plays keyboard for a classic rock band that performs onboard Holland America cruise ships.
Oncology Nurse, University of Iowa HospitalAs an oncology nurse, Sarah cares for patients' emotional and spiritual health as well as their physical needs.
Coach Dahl enjoys building relationships with students, extending grace, and encouraging them through life.
Bilingual Behavioral Health Therapist, Promise Community Health CenterOsiris’ passion for art allows her to provide holistic and innovative care to therapy patients from diverse backgrounds.
Small Animal Intern, Texas A&M UniversityWith the help of Northwestern's science professors, Alex is on her way to her dream career as a veterinarian.
Dr. Jongerius sees math as both art and language and encourages students to communicate mathematics effectively.
Biology–Health ProfessionsPerkins' internship with an animal health company combined his business and biology knowledge.
Biology-Health Professions and ChemistryAlison spent a semester studying how to improve the quality of care for hospitalized patients.
Biology-Health ProfessionsAn aspiring physician assistant, Shelby's internship in a research lab will strengthen her application for graduate school.
Chemistry Instructor, Veritas Preparatory AcademyWith a love of theatre, music and philosophy, James found that Northwestern’s humanities major enabled him to learn anything and everything about anything and everything.
Executive Director, Atlas: LincolnTaking what he’d learned about the impact of listening to peoples’ stories, Brody pursued a career focused on community development.
Public Relations and MarketingAnna says her Northwestern classes "perfectly aligned" with the skills required for her internship.
Christian Education/Youth Ministry and Worship ArtsEven as she is learning about youth ministry and worship arts, Celina is getting practical experiences—serving as a mentor for high school students and as a member of the college's chapel worship team.
Litigation Associate, Stinson LLPConnor’s Northwestern education led to a verdict of “accepted” at six law schools.
Psychology Teacher, Washington High SchoolFor her innovative instructional strategies, passion for teaching, and compassionate heart, Alison was selected as one of 40 national recipients of the prestigious Milken Educator Award in 2019–20.
RN, Post-Surgical Unit, Mayo ClinicDevin works with some of the world’s best surgeons and teams at the Mayo Clinic.
Graduate Student, Embry-Riddle UniversityAbigail is pursuing a master’s degree in security and intelligence studies as preparation for a career in counterterrorism.
Dr. Mead thrives on Old Testament teachings and helping students understand, enjoy and learn from all parts of the Bible.
DNA Specialist, Kansas Bureau of InvestigationZach completed a master’s degree at Michigan State University and has now begun a career in forensic science.
Professor Schmidt is enthusiastic about his love of church, education and the arts, and he enjoys helping students follow their passions.
AccountingSadikshya's internship with a large nonprofit organization allowed her to assist with a variety of accounting procedures.
Research Biologist, U.S. Naval Research LabHands-on research experience and lessons on becoming a well-rounded person are the ways Northwestern equipped Joseph to stand out as he continued his education and pursued a career in genetics.
Police Officer, Urbandale Police DepartmentCollin's Northwestern education, paired with an internship with the Urbandale, Iowa, Police Department, launched his career in law enforcement.
Law School Student, University of South Dakota Knudson School of LawShanell’s internship with the U.S. State Department led to a job in Washington, D.C., which provided her hands-on experience that now supports her law school studies.
Social Media Coordinator, Lutheran Church of HopeAli has always had an eye for design, and with a little encouragement from Northwestern’s art professors and Career Development Center, she chose to pursue her creative passions as a career.
Political Science and Criminal JusticeShanell's internship with the U.S. State Department led to a capital job offer.
Staff Accountant, Gronewold, Bell, Kyhnn & Co.Evan's success on the golf course parlayed itself into a job as an accountant in his hometown.
Applications Programmer, Interstates Control Systems Inc.Jonathan employs his computer science skills to help build control systems for a wide variety of industrial facilities, designing and building interfaces for operators to use in their businesses.
ChemistryNorthwestern science and lab courses proved beneficial for Abigail during her internship in a quality control lab.
Exercise ScienceCole gained valuable hands-on coaching experience through his internship with the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's strength and conditioning team.
Public RelationsPassionate about community and communications, Adebola put her public relations skills to use with Orange City Arts.
Third Grade Teacher, Catlin Arts Magnet SchoolKrissa’s classroom passion for students and their learning earned her recognition as Rookie of the Year from the Omaha Education Association.
PsychologyAn aspiring occupational therapist, Rebekah’s compassion and skillset led her to an internship with L’Arche Chicago.
Public RelationsPassionate about communications and history, Kendra brought the two together during her internship at The Durham Museum.
Art/Graphic DesignLauren channeled her creativity during an internship with an advertising and marketing agency.
Exercise ScienceKessandra describes her internship with the Ultimate Fighting Championship Performance Institute in Las Vegas as "the dream."
Political Science and HistoryTyler says his internship with the City of Chicago Department of Law affirmed his aspirations of being a lawyer.
Sport ManagementBlake's sport management internship work ranged from marketing events to working with athletes and adaptive sports.
Business Administration-FinanceJoey advanced his business skills through an internship with a well-known insurance and finance company.
Language Arts Teacher, Akron-Westfield High SchoolAt Northwestern, Victor felt professors treated him as more of a colleague than a student. He strives to do the same as he teaches a variety of English and writing courses.
Public RelationsConnor utilized his public relations skills in his work with an agency that specializes in professional sports.
Business Administration–Agricultural BusinessBrett's internship at a bank gave him hands-on experience in working with agricultural loans.
Attorney, Brown Immigration LawJenna discovered her passion for social justice during her Spanish classes at Northwestern. Now her career is focused on immigration law.
Biology-Health ProfessionsWhen looking at career options, Samantha discovered her love for math and science align with the skills needed for biomedical engineering.
Coach Korver is passionate about helping his students and athletes become who God calls them to be.
Membership Services Executive, Denver NuggetsJosh turned his love for sports into a career.
Director of Community Engagement, Intersection Ministries & Director of Communications & Church Engagement, Movement West MichiganLaura’s work with a nonprofit and bilingual church involves equipping the greater church to serve as ambassadors of Christ’s hope.
Minor League Athletic Trainer, San Francisco GiantsA former football player, Vito is pursuing his passion for sports as an athletic trainer, treating injured athletes and getting them back on the field.
Marketing Specialist, Scooter’s CoffeeLauren’s persistence in applying for a summer internship helped her stand out in the eyes of her future employer.
Dr. Tolsma and her students are researching which chemicals in plants stop or slow the growth of cancer cells—and how.
Exercise Physiologist, Duke University Health and Fitness CenterSara scored an internship with Duke University during her senior year at Northwestern, which led to a full-time job offer at a clinically based fitness center through the university's health system.
Child Life Specialist, Seattle Children's HospitalRachel uses her therapy skills and knowledge of child development to help kids cope with the stress of being hospitalized.
Dr. Fei shows his passion for economics through his excitement in the classroom and the many economic research projects he’s completed.
Elementary EducationAllison says her Northwestern education prepared her to be and effective and equipped teacher.
Dr. Stokes provides students with a safe, encouraging environment in which she shares real-life examples from her own therapeutic practice.
Art TherapyAn accomplished painter, Taylor desires to use art to help people sort through the challenges in their lives.
Manager, PACU and Patient Center, Sanford HealthThe 2020 Patricia Van Wyhe Nurse of the Year award recipient at Sanford Health Sioux Falls, Alex is known for an uplifting attitude and a calm, caring demeanor.
ChemistryKip appreciates the academic rigor of Northwestern’s science curriculum and feels it will set him apart on his journey to become an orthopedic surgeon.
Business AdministrationWith the hands-on experience Karlveon has received as a business administration major and entrepreneurship minor, he feels well prepared to become a real estate agent in the Phoenix area following graduation.
AccountingTyler says he gained valuable experience in business through his internship with Battery Systems Inc.
BiophysicsA biophysics major, Dylan says his professors have helped him understand that the learning process is more important than any grade he might receive.
Dr. Vonder Bruegge is known for his love of the New Testament and encourages experiences that allow for academic challenges and growth.
Graphic DesignFaith’s experiences as an art student have given her versatility in multiple art forms, styles and techniques. In the future, she hopes to illustrate children’s books for a Christian publishing company.
English TeachingMadelynn is an English teaching major with a heart for words and exploring God’s world. She appreciates how her English courses have widened her perspective on diverse cultural backgrounds.
Criminal JusticeWrestling brought Manuel to Northwestern, where he is majoring in criminal justice and preparing to become a probation officer.
Secondary EducationThe many field experiences Lydia has had as a secondary education major have helped her feel prepared for the day she’ll have her own classroom.
A licensed CPA, Professor Post is committed to teaching her students how to think like accountants and understand the “why” behind accounting principles.
Accounting & Finance Manager, Great Waters FinancialChris views his financial oversight role as an opportunity to support the service and mission of the financial planning firm where he works.
Public Relations and MarketingA campus tour guide who remembered her when she returned to Northwestern for a second visit is one of the reasons Emily decided to transfer to NWC. Even though she transferred in the middle of a school year, she found it easy to make friends and get involved.
Public Relations and HistoryWilliam's internship in a museum marketing department allowed him to combine his passions for history and public relations.
English TeachingThough she is 9,000 miles from home, international student Elyssa has found a second family at Northwestern as she prepares to become an English teacher.
Molecular Biosciences Graduate Student, Washington State UniversityColin’s biochemistry degree set him up for success as a graduate research fellow and future scientist.
With her breadth of academic experience and enthusiasm for teaching, Dr. Furlong is equipped to help her students at Northwestern learn to think critically and observe thoughtfully.
Watching students grow and mature over their four years on campus is what draws Dr. Schouten to college-level teaching and coaching.
PsychologyAn aspiring art therapist, Amelia appreciates her psychology professors’ support of her research and believes she will be well prepared for grad school.
Worship ArtsJames values the time he and fellow worship arts majors spend studying Scripture and its more practical applications. In the future, he plans to lead worship at a local church and direct band or choir at a school.
Physical EducationA two-sport all-conference athlete, Emily looks forward to becoming a physical education teacher so she can inspire children to become more active.
Sixth Grade Teacher, Valley Christian SchoolThe opportunities NWC provided for real-world experience in education and leadership equipped Christian to be a stand-out teacher and role model for his students.
Business Education, Secondary Education and AccountingAn internship in the accounting and finance department of Wells Enterprises and a student teaching assignment at a Des Moines high school prepared Emily for her future career. She initially plans to work as a financial analyst but may someday teach high school business.
Biblical and Theological StudiesAs she prepares for a career in ministry, Emily has found growth, affirmation and encouragement while grappling with some of the most deeply complex questions of the faith.
Sport managementThe student manager of the men’s basketball team, Becca says her best Northwestern memory was watching the Raiders win the GPAC title and clinch a spot in the NAIA national tournament. She plans to become a player development coach in hopes of working in the NBA.
Biology-Health ProfessionsA future doctor, Kaytlyn loves to help people. That’s why she mentors Northwestern NEXT students, participated in a Summer of Service in Haiti, and gets great fulfillment from tutoring students in writing, biology and chemistry courses.
Dr. Vonk is an innovative and visionary leader who is passionate about equipping students for their professional lives.
Psychology and Public RelationsEmily utilized her psychology major and public relations minor during an internship with the American Medical Association in Chicago.
Actuarial Associate, The Principal Financial GroupNorthwestern’s strong ties to Alex’s current employer paved the way to a competitive internship, and later, a full-time position.
First Grade Teacher, Sergeant Bluff-Luton Community SchoolCourtney gained lifelong friendships and invaluable teaching experience as an elementary education major.
Computer Science and Business Teacher, Boyden-Hull High SchoolDespite changing her major halfway through college, practicum hours empowered Sarah to be well prepared to lead a classroom of her own.
Human Resources Analyst, AIGJonathan appreciated having flexibility to explore different levels of business without taking up a specific concentration.
Applied Design and EntrepreneurshipSpending a semester studying in Italy helped Chloe expand her worldview and grow in confidence.
Business Process Manager and Project Manager, Diamond VogelGrowing up, Breanna watched her dad work alongside a manufacturing team. Now, she appreciates the technical and relational aspects of the industry firsthand.
Portfolio Management Associate, Principal Global InvestorsA Northwestern alumni connection opened doors for Jose’s position at Principal Global Investors in Des Moines, Iowa.
Physical Education and Health Teacher, Asunción Christian AcademyGinny’s Spanish degree has helped her build relationships with Spanish-speakers across the globe—in mission settings and in her PE classroom.
Account Executive, Deveron CorporationJosh’s family background inspired him to pursue a degree in a lesser-known area of the ag industry: agricultural business.
Dr. Song’s professional experience offers international business students firsthand knowledge of business on the world stage.
Dr. Kao believes that economics is all about people and economic decisions have the power to shape the world around us.
When he’s not motivating athletes to run their best times, Coach Bahrke helps his business education classes find ways to motivate their future students.
With teaching experience ranging from elementary school to graduate courses, Dr. Moffitt brings a wealth of strategies, resources and stories of hope to her students.
Dr. Fynaardt’s broad knowledge of literary genres allows him to arrange courses that are tailor-made for English students.
Behavioral Health Coordinator and Interpreting Services Coordinator, Promise Community Health CenterMichelle’s experiences serving as an interpreter for her parents sparked her passion for providing quality interpreting and translation services for Spanish-speaking families.
DXRX Lab Relations Team Leader, Diaceutics Inc.Justin’s work as a laboratory account manager increases communication among a patient’s health care team and helps patients receive the correct treatment faster.
TheatreMaddie attended Northwestern’s Theatre Camp as a high school student. Now she’s majoring in theatre and learning how her art glorifies God.
Economics and Business Administration–FinanceCarter put his business skills to practice during a California internship.
Dr. Varpness views his chemistry research as an opportunity to understand the intricacies of God’s creation.
NEXT ProgramAs a student in Northwestern’s NEXT program, Daniel is learning valuable life skills to help him live and work independently.
Business Administration–MarketingDiviya's internship with an indoor outlet mall offered her the opportunity to work on several marketing projects.
Business Administration-FinanceNoah credits Northwestern for preparing him well for his internship with a financial services company.
Dr. Carlson’s passion for science is confirmed each time she—or one of her children—makes a discovery about the world God created.
Professor Minnick connects her students to area nonprofits so they can use their PR and marketing skills to serve others.
Dr. Dragstra enjoys shaping the future of nursing in her classroom while also working as an on-call hospice nurse.
MusicAs a future band director, Austin hopes to share his love for music with students and show them that music can be so much more than notes on a page.
BiologyAn aspiring physician assistant, Abigail has loved learning how the body works and feels well prepared for graduate school.
Business-FinanceBrian took classes in his business/finance major his first semester on campus, confirming his aptitude for that field
Voucher Support Specialist, Helpline Center and Assistant Minister, Messiah Lutheran ChurchA humanities degree allowed Jordan to take courses in a variety of disciplines prior to seminary, equipping her to serve within church walls and beyond.
Investigator/Mitigation Specialist, Capital Collateral Regional Counsel–NorthMeridyth is using her psychology degree to pursue justice for prisoners on death row.
English Teacher, Liberty High SchoolA high school English teacher, Schuyler views her work as an opportunity to teach students that their lives and their stories matter.
Sports ManagementBecca's internship with a minor league basketball team has allowed her to practice team management skills in the real world.
Dr. Monsma’s travels have allowed him to experience cultural contexts around the world, posing new questions about his own culture and how it has shaped him.
Director of Children’s and Family Ministries, Asbury ChurchHeather’s ministry experiences while a student at Northwestern prepared her for both the joys and challenges of children’s faith formation.
Elementary EducationHaley credits early classroom placements as excellent preparation for her student teaching experience.
Mental Health Practitioner, Minnesota Adult & Teen ChallengeKeaton seeks to meet clients’ holistic needs during psychotherapy sessions, providing comfort and healing to individuals struggling with drug and alcohol use.
Executive Intake Assistant, Office of Inspector GeneralNoah is channeling his zeal for making a difference as an assistant in Nebraska’s Office of Inspector General.
Instructional Coach and Head Football Coach, Sheldon High SchoolWith the encouragement and support of Northwestern’s dedicated staff, Levi learned how to excel both in his field of study and in his faith.
Dr. Lief values teaching youth ministers and Christian educators the significance of popular culture within the context of faith.
Combining her interests in math and communications, Dr. Schon helps students understand how abstract concepts and data can apply to everyday life.
Assistant Strength + Conditioning Coach, University of North CarolinaDeeply impressed by the positive experiences of his older sister at Northwestern—especially her academic success and the many lasting friendships she made—Andrew decided to follow in her footsteps.
Graphic DesignMason gained valuable hands-on experience in design, customer service and e-commerce while interning with a custom apparel company in Orange City.
A lifelong farmer, Professor De Haan has over four decades of agricultural education experience.
EconomicsMisael chose economics for his major because it involves aspects of both business and the humanities. He’s also minoring in statistics and philosophy and would like to work in finance or banking when he graduates.
Political ScienceStudying political science at a Christian college has helped Aaron challenge and affirm his personal beliefs.
Computer ScienceSonu seeks to use his computer science degree to help improve others’ lives.
Social EnterpriseJillian is one of the first to pursue a degree in social enterprise, using her gifts as an advocate to make a difference on campus and in her community.
Social Work and TheatreKasandra says she grew professionally and personally through her internship with a transitional housing program in Denver.
Social Work and Spanish-English Translation and InterpretationA future social worker, Stephanie hopes to serve her neighbors as they navigate difficult circumstances.
SpanishElla’s study of the Spanish language has opened doors to new relationships and opportunities to share the gospel.
Software EngineeringA future software developer, Parker says the challenge and support offered by Northwestern’s computer science faculty provide a great environment for learning.
HistoryAn internship at the National Mississippi River Museum in Dubuque, Iowa, gave William outstanding opportunities to use the skills he’s gained as a double major in history and public relations.
MathEmma says the challenge of majoring in math has pushed her to work harder and develop new strategies for learning well—things that will undoubtedly benefit her in the future.
A biomechanical movement researcher, Dr. Singh sees his scientific studies as attempts to unravel the mysteries behind God's great design.
Professor Haselhoff hopes his computer science classes inspire students to further explore ideas on their own.
Physical Education Teacher, MOC-Floyd Valley Community SchoolsBecca’s commitment to physical fitness and her love for working with children and teens led her to change her major and to pursue a career path that emphasizes both.
A gifted musician, Dr. Holm introduces his students to musical styles from around the world and encourages them in their growth as individuals.
Dr. VanDerWerff’s extensive research and experience running for public office guide his efforts to teach students about virtuous citizenship as followers of Christ.
Dr. Tracy involves students with his research into the impact of invasive species on forest and grassland ecosystems.
Medical School Student, University of TorontoNow in medical school at the University of Toronto, Ali Almail hopes to someday help patients as both a surgeon and a scientist.
Dr. Huffman is the entrepreneurial developer of two different test prep programs—one that prepares students to take and pass actuarial exams; the other to help students achieve high scores on the MCAT.
Data Analyst, HBENorthwestern’s math professors taught Ryan to be a lifelong learner, confident in facing technologies and problems as he makes data understandable to others.
Public History Graduate Student, University of NebraskaOnce Abby earns her master’s degree in public history, she wants to help make the important knowledge possessed by historians available—and accessible—to the general public.
Director of Worship and Creative Arts, Lakeside ChurchLibby graduated with nearly two years of experience leading worship—skills she could draw on when interviewing for a full-time position on a church’s staff.
Associate Account Manager, Colored OrganicsAnna puts her marketing and public relations skills to work at an ethically sourced children’s clothing company.
Dr. Bouma brings to students more than two decades of teaching, coaching and administrative experience.
Exercise ScienceMegan joined Northwestern’s athletic performance staff, serving as a strength and conditioning intern for the Raider softball team.
Biology Teacher, Bishop Heelan Catholic High SchoolSarah has loved science since she was a little girl. Now as a high school biology teacher, she shares the wonders of God’s creation with her students.
Dr. Hubbard won a fellowship with the O’Neill Critics Institute and is a frequent contributor of movie and TV show reviews for Think Christian, a faith and pop culture blog that “helps believers connect their fandom with their faith.”
Exercise ScienceAndrew's personal experiences with injuries and passion for learning about the body helped him want to become a physical therapist.
Biology/Secondary EducationObserving his Northwestern professors and coaches in action is one way that Marshall is preparing to be a standout high school science teacher and coach.
Biology-Ecological ScienceAn internship helped Garrett pursue his career goals in wildlife and fisheries science. While graduate school may be in his future, eventually he hopes to work as a state or federal wildlife biologist.
Business Administration/International Business and Political ScienceNoah has almost as many majors as he has career possibilities. He’s interested in law school and then working in international or corporate law. Other potential employers could be the State Department or National Security Agency, a global trade company, or a Christian nonprofit organization.
BiochemistryDominick’s experiences as a member of a student and faculty research team will help prepare him for the next steps in a healthcare career.
Spanish-English Translation and InterpretationNorthwestern helped Linsy see being bilingual as a gift and showed her the career possibilities available as a medical and court interpreter.
Business Administration/ManagementTeagen is passionate about business, and he loves learning about the topic from professors who also convey that passion.
Biology/GeneticsAnnika’s research experiences in Northwestern’s labs and SEA-PHAGES are preparing her for graduate school.
Business Administration/MarketingNorthwestern’s faith-based curriculum has shown Brandon how marketing can be a tool for promoting values and social justice.
Actuarial ScienceA gifted mathematician, Ryan values the wisdom and experience of his professors, and plans to apply his actuarial knowledge in the life insurance sector.
StatisticsA statistics major, Hailey values the real-world experience and spiritual emphasis her professors bring to the classroom.
A true resident of the world, Dr. Gonzalez has studied or taught in more than five countries.
Agricultural BusinessWith a well-rounded Northwestern education and the extensive hands-on experiences Kaylynn has received as an agribusiness major, she is preparing to continue her family’s legacy of helping to feed the world through a career in agriculture.
SociologyA double major in sociology and psychology, Caitlin appreciates how her classes view social problems through a Christian lens.
AccountingJenee felt well prepared for her summer accounting internship with John Deere because of Northwestern’s standout education.
Event Designer, The Event CompanyNatalie works with corporations and nonprofits from around the country, designing events to help them support their missions and reach their goals.
Graduate Student, Princeton SeminaryA Christian and a scholar. That’s the label Steven is aiming for, so he’s building on the strong start he got at Northwestern as a divinity student at Princeton Theological Seminary.
Physics EducationCaroline chose Northwestern because of its close-knit community, and as she prepares to be a math and physics teacher, she seeks to work at a smaller school where she can have similar close connections with students.
Senior Actuarial Analyst, OptumThe education Matt received at Northwestern prepared him to pass four actuarial exams while still in college and set him up for a position as an actuarial analyst with Optum, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group.
Public RelationsKerstyn combined her passions for content creation and home decorating through an internship at an interior design studio and clothing boutique.
Biology-Health Professions, Chemistry, Business Administration/Finance and EconomicsAn aspiring doctor, Isaiah says his Honors Program experience studying and then touring historic sites in Greece has been the highlight of his time at Northwestern.
Medical School Student, University of IowaTalented professors and a Christ-centered culture helped Steven grow in knowledge and in faith—a combination that has prepared him to make a difference and pursue his calling to become a physician.
Farm Bill Biologist, Pheasants Forever Inc. and Quail ForeverAn interest in the outdoors and animals led Elli to major in biology–ecological science at Northwestern. Research experience and studying abroad while in college has helped her to quickly move up the career ladder at work.
Accomplished as an artist and experienced as a teacher, Professor Flynn seeks for students to see art-making as a form of worship.
Public RelationsGrace loves the variety of jobs available in the public relations field and says her professors help connect what she is learning in the classroom with her future career.
Assistant Press Secretary for Senator Charles GrassleyHer political science studies at Northwestern prepared Maya to serve in the highest offices of national government.
Biology and Secondary EducationA double major in secondary education and genetics, molecular and cellular biology, Annika secured a full-time teaching job before graduation.
Elementary EducationLily felt well-supported during her student teaching experience, and she knows her professors will continue to encourage her in her teaching career.
Music and Secondary EducationNorthwestern’s music and education programs have equipped Katie to use her teaching gifts in service of God and her students.
Graduate StudentAfter gaining experience on Northwestern’s stage, Corrie joined Taproot Theatre Company in Seattle. Now she’s earning an MFA in acting, with the dream of acting professionally in Chicago.
Dr. Hausmann is a justice advocate who teaches students evidence-based practices that lead to biblically grounded justice.