Past Franken Fellows
Hometown: Orange City
Advice to NWC students: Find a method you like to manage your time and stick to it. Falling behind is a deep pit that is incredibly hard to dig out of.
Career goals: To enter law school and earn my degree in family law.
Kaelin's cover letter
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
Hometown: Pueblo, Colorado
Advice to NWC students: Manage your time well, and make sure you include time for school and fun.
Career goals: To become a licensed real estate agent in Arizona.
Karl'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: 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