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Faith @ NWC
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Exercise ScienceAndrew's personal experiences with injuries and passion for learning about the body helped him want to become a physical therapist.
AccountingJenee felt well prepared for her summer accounting internship with John Deere because of Northwestern’s standout education.
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.
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.
StatisticsStatistics major Hailey Louw values the real-world experience and spiritual emphasis her professors bring to the classroom.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Computer ScienceAndrea has interests in both user interface development and graphic design. She’d like to work in video game design and development and perhaps even pursue a career at NASA.
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.
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.
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.
TheatreMaddie attended Northwestern’s Theatre Camp as a high school student. Now she’s majoring in theatre and learning how her art glorifies God.
NEXT ProgramAs a student in Northwestern’s NEXT program, Daniel is learning valuable life skills to help him live and work independently.
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.
Computer Science, Math & ChemistryChau enrolled at Northwestern as a nonbeliever but came to faith after seeing students, faculty and staff model what it meant to follow Christ.
SpanishA campus leader who competes in track and has served as an admissions ambassador and resident assistant, Isaac hopes to become a teacher, helping to change others’ perspectives and being a role model for Hispanic young people.
Elementary EducationCade has been pushed to be the best man he can be at Northwestern, and he desires to do the same as a teacher and coach.
M.S., Physician Assistant StudiesA first-generation college student who is the daughter of Russian immigrants, Sonia seeks to provide health care for underserved communities.
Business-FinanceBrian took classes in his business/finance major his first semester on campus, confirming his aptitude for that field
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.
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.
Biology-Health ProfessionsTaylor appreciates how Northwestern sets high academic standards that will prepare her well for medical school.
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.
HistoryColin's lifelong love of history has led him to want to bring the past to life for students.
Social WorkHayden hopes to serve as an advocate for people in need, aiming to improve their lives and circumstances.
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.
NursingJacob became interested in health care at a young age, as both his mother and grandmother were nurses. Through their examples, he realized that he, too, enjoys helping people be physically, mentally and spiritually healthy.
Computer Science and HistoryNorthwestern’s size and sense of community led Landon here, but it's the faculty and learning opportunities that continue to impress him as a student. Right now, Landon is considering grad school to become a history professor.
Biology-Health ProfessionsWhen looking at career options, Samantha discovered her love for math and science align with the skills needed for biomedical engineering.
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.
BiophysicsA biophysics major, Dylan says his professors have helped him understand that the learning process is more important than any grade he might receive.
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 Harre 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.
MathematicsStudying math has strengthened Steven’s faith and taught him how to identify sound reasoning and false assumptions—skills that will be useful not only in his future career as a physician, but also in life.
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.
Political Science and Social WorkMaya’s concern for human rights is the motivation for her double majors in political science and social work. She eventually wants to work for a government agency serving refugees, immigrants, migrants and orphans.
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.
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.
Exercise ScienceSpending a semester studying in Ireland helped Emily expand her worldview and grow in confidence.
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 Stoscher 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.
SpanishTrey is preparing for a career in missions by enhancing his language skills and building relationships with students from all walks of life.
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.