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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.
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.
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.
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.
Assistant Press Secretary for Senator Charles GrassleyHer political science studies at Northwestern prepared Maya to serve in the highest offices of national government.
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.
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.
First Grade Teacher, Sergeant Bluff-Luton Community SchoolCourtney gained lifelong friendships and invaluable teaching experience as an elementary education major.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Associate Account Manager, Colored OrganicsAnna puts her marketing and public relations skills to work at an ethically sourced children’s clothing company.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Membership Services Executive, Denver NuggetsJosh turned his love for sports into a career.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Molecular Biosciences Graduate Student, Washington State UniversityColin’s biochemistry degree set him up for success as a graduate research fellow and future scientist.
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.
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.
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.
Portfolio Management Associate, Principal Global InvestorsA Northwestern alumni connection opened doors for Jose’s position at Principal Global Investors in Des Moines, Iowa.
Marketing Specialist, Scooter’s CoffeeLauren’s persistence in applying for a summer internship helped her stand out in the eyes of her future employer.
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.
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.
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.
Human Resources Analyst, AIGJonathan appreciated having flexibility to explore different levels of business without taking up a specific concentration.
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.
Vice President, Communications Strategy GroupBrianna found her niche through the many “real-world” experiences Northwestern's public relations program offers.
Account Executive, Deveron CorporationJosh’s family background inspired him to pursue a degree in a lesser-known area of the ag industry: agricultural business.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oncology Nurse, University of Iowa HospitalAs an oncology nurse, Sarah cares for patients' emotional and spiritual health as well as their physical needs.
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.
Assistant Family Teacher, Boys TownJerel works with at-risk children and families, providing them with the support and education they need to succeed.
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.
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.
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.
Police Officer, Urbandale Police DepartmentCollin's Northwestern education, paired with an internship with the Urbandale, Iowa, Police Department, launched his career in law enforcement.
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.
DNA Specialist, Kansas Bureau of InvestigationZach completed a master’s degree at Michigan State University and has now begun a career in forensic science.
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.
RN, Post-Surgical Unit, Mayo ClinicDevin works with some of the world’s best surgeons and teams at the Mayo Clinic.
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.
Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellow, University of WisconsinThe knowledge, confidence and experiences Emily gained at Northwestern fueled her journey to become a physician.
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.
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.
Graduate Student, Embry-Riddle UniversityAbigail is pursuing a master’s degree in security and intelligence studies as preparation for a career in counterterrorism.
Litigation Associate, Stinson LLPConnor’s Northwestern education led to a verdict of “accepted” at six law schools.
Software Engineering Analyst, AccentureMeredith's summer internship with Accenture gave her confidence in her decision to begin a full-time career there.
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.
Executive Director, Atlas: LincolnTaking what he’d learned about the impact of listening to peoples’ stories, Brody pursued a career focused on community development.
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.
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.
Attorney, Brown Immigration LawJenna discovered her passion for social justice during her Spanish classes at Northwestern. Now her career is focused on immigration law.
Investigator/Mitigation Specialist, Capital Collateral Regional Counsel–NorthMeridyth is using her psychology degree to pursue justice for prisoners on death row.
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.
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.
Staff Accountant, Gronewold, Bell, Kyhnn & Co.Evan's success on the golf course parlayed itself into a job as an accountant in his hometown.