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We’re Raider Nation. We lead and serve. We’re smart and strong. Courageous and faithful. We achieve—not for ourselves, but because excellence honors God and serves others.
Associate Account Manager, Colored OrganicsAnna puts her marketing and public relations skills to work at an ethically sourced children’s clothing company.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Human Resources Analyst, AIGJonathan appreciated having flexibility to explore different levels of business without taking up a specific concentration.
Portfolio management associate, Principal Global InvestorsA Northwestern alumni connection opened doors for Jose’s position at Principal Global Investors in Des Moines, Iowa.
Account Executive, Deveron CorporationJosh’s family background inspired him to pursue a degree in a lesser-known area of the ag industry: agricultural business.
Marketing Specialist, Scooter’s CoffeeLauren’s persistence in applying for a summer internship helped her stand out in the eyes of her future employer.
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.
Commercial Laboratory Account Manager, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Molecular biosciences graduate student, Washington State UniversityColin’s biochemistry degree set him up for success as a graduate research fellow and future scientist.
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.
Membership services executive, Denver NuggetsJosh turned his love for sports into a career.
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.
M.D. and M.P.H. student, Rush UniversityLaura was a triple major at Northwestern who took advantage of cross-cultural experiences in Nebraska, Nicaragua and Ecuador. She is now pursuing a joint M.D. and master’s degree in public health with a goal of becoming a family medicine physician.
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.
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.
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.
Graduate student, Kent State UniversityInspired by her NWC professors, Tetta aspires to be a professor of scenic design after earning her master’s degree.
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.
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.
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.
Medical student, University of South Dakota Sanford School of MedicineEmma is a medical student at USD, where she received the prestigious South Dakota State Medical Association Foundation Freshman Scholarship.
Vice President, Communications Strategy GroupBrianna found her niche through the many “real-world” experiences Northwestern's public relations program offers.
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.
Assistant family teacher, Boys TownJerel works with at-risk children and families, providing them with the support and education they need to succeed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
First-grade teacherAs a freshman at Northwestern, Courtney was already spending time in school classrooms as part of her education classes, which helped confirm her desire to become a teacher and coach.
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.
Veterinary student, Iowa State UniversityWith the help of Northwestern's science professors, Alex is on her way to her dream career as a veterinarian.
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.
Litigation Associate, Stinson LLPConnor’s Northwestern education led to a verdict of “accepted” at six law schools.
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.
DNA specialist, Kansas Bureau of InvestigationZach completed a master’s degree at Michigan State University and has now begun a career in forensic science.
Genetics graduate student, North Carolina State UniversityJoseph says Northwestern's integration of science and faith deepened his faith while in college. It also prepared him for graduate study in genetics and stoked his interest in a career as a research scientist.
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.
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.
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.
Attorney, Brown Immigration LawJenna discovered her passion for social justice during her Spanish classes at Northwestern. Now her career is focused on immigration law.
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.
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.