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Success starts at Northwestern. Our grads prove it.
Pediatric dentist and owner of Children’s Dental CentreAn NAIA All-American and Scholar-Athlete in volleyball while at Northwestern, Kaitlin has returned to her hometown and opened its first pediatric dental clinic.
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.
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.
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.
Staff accountant, Gronewold, Bell, Kyhnn & Co.Evan's success on the golf course parlayed itself into a job as an accountant in his hometown.
Consultant, Communications Strategy GroupBrianna found her niche through the many “real-world” experiences Northwestern's public relations program offers.
Inside sales representative, Colorado RapidsA football player at Northwestern, Josh is now promoting another other kind of futbol.
Child life specialist, Mary Bridge Children's Hospital, and research assistant, Institute for Learning and Brain SciencesRachel 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.
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.
Geneticist, Topigs NorsvinA summer research experience with a Northwestern professor sparked Jenelle’s fascination with genetics. Now she oversees all of the U.S.-based research trials for the world’s second-largest swine genetics company.
Assistant strength and conditioning coach, University of Texas men’s basketball As a student volunteer, Tyler designed training programs for the Raider men’s basketball team. Now he works with the University of Texas Longhorns.
First grade teacher, JAK AcademyWhile an NWC student, Marissa taught English in Eastern Europe and student-taught in Denver. Both experiences helped her prepare for teaching in Haiti.
Assistant family teacher, Boys TownJerel works with at-risk children and families, providing them with the support and education they need to succeed.
Security administrator, U.S. State DepartmentShanell's semester in Washington, D.C., and internship with the U.S. State Department led to a capital job offer.
Digital marketing specialist, Seattle SeahawksA Chicago internship with a sports PR firm jump-started Graham's marketing career in professional athletics.
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.
Communications outreach manager, Iowa CornNatalie works for the Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board, marketing Iowa Corn to the public and encouraging Iowa farmers to join the association.
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.
Police officer, Urbandale Police DepartmentCollin's Northwestern education, paired with an internship with the Urbandale, Iowa, Police Department, launched his career in law enforcement.
Sportswriter for MassLive.comThomas worked as a sportswriter for an Iowa newspaper before he was picked up by MassLive.com, the second largest online news outlet in New England.
RN, post-surgical unit, Mayo ClinicDevin works with some of the world’s best surgeons and teams at the Mayo Clinic.
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.
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.
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.
DNA specialist, Kansas Bureau of InvestigationZach completed a master’s degree at Michigan State University and has now begun a career in forensic science.
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.
Account executive, Click RainA successful internship experience at an advertising agency launched Jodi's career in communications.
Volunteer Coordinator, Nicaraguan Council of Protestant ChurchesOlivia has a passion for missions. At Northwestern, she was supported, encouraged and equipped to pursue that dream and follow God’s call to Nicaragua.
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 career as a research scientist.
Doctoral student, University of ConnecticutDerefe is headed to academia as a professor of politics and law. And because of the influence Northwestern’s intercultural office had in his life, he’s also hoping be involved in his university's diversity efforts.
PreK–12 vocal music teacher, Central Minnesota Christian SchoolMusic lover Megan teaches preschool and elementary general music and directs junior high and high school choirs.
Graduate student, Western Michigan UniversityWith his sights set on a doctoral degree in history or theology, Brody is aiming for a job as a professor or college ministry staff member.
Graduate student, Embry-Riddle UniversityAbigail is pursuing a master’s degree in security and intelligence studies as preparation for a career in counterterrorism.
Registered nurse, emergency department, Genesis Health SystemThanks to an internship during his junior year, Josh was offered a scholarship and a contract for full-time employment before he even started his senior year at Northwestern.
Executive director, La UnidadThe first in his family to attend and graduate from college, Pedro is using his background in social work in his role as the executive director of La Unidad, a youth development soccer program.
Graduate student, Western Theological SeminaryA student student in Western Theological Seminary’s Master of Divinity program, Laura hopes to continue ministering to families in the church, just as she did during and after college.
Law student, University of MinnesotaConnor’s Northwestern education led to a verdict of “accepted” at six law schools.
Director of population health, Sanford HealthWith strong encouragement from her professors, Emily earned master's and doctoral degrees in psychology and is now a healthcare administrator, research scientist and university professor.
Graduate student in mathematics, University of South DakotaWith 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.
Software engineering analyst, AccentureMeredith's summer internship with Accenture gave her confidence in her decision to begin a full-time career there.
Entomology graduate student, University of NebraskaJordan is combining two passions—insects and the outdoors—as he pursues a doctoral degree.
Director of fine arts, Boys and Girls ClubsJesse directs fine arts programming for several Colorado Boys and Girls Clubs and works as a freelance artist through the Downtown Artery in Fort Collins.
Scheduler, Alpine Autism CenterWithin her first year at Alpine Autism Center, Jenny was promoted to lead therapist, which brings extra responsibilities, like training new therapists.
Doctoral student, University of TexasJose is pursuing a doctorate in religious studies with a focus on religion and Latin American cultures.
Senior pricing analyst, Nationwide InsuranceAbby's Northwestern experiences, including an actuarial internship at Principal Financial Group, gave her an impressive résumé and got her a job at Nationwide Insurance shortly after graduation.
Accountant, Ernst & YoungChris had a job offer from Big Four accounting firm Ernst & Young before he even graduated. His interviewers were so impressed with him, they said they'd send their kids to NWC.
Adoption case manager, A Family in Bloom AdoptionsA love for children, nurtured through four mission trips to Haiti, led Danielle to a full-time social work career at Robin's Nest orphanage in Jamaica.
Deputy attorney, Douglas Co. Attorney’s OfficeLeadership opportunities, a challenging education and an internship in Washington, D.C., helped Sarah gain the confidence to pursue a career as an attorney.
Staff attorney, Chicago Volunteer Legal ServicesThe collaboration and performance standards of an NWC theatre degree set the stage for Matthew to find success in his role as an attorney for clients who need someone to be their voice.
Lecturer of philosophy, Central CollegeA freshman course in ancient Greek philosophy sparked Anna's interest and influenced her career path through graduate school to becoming a college professor.
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.
Portfolio specialist, Aligned InvestorsHans spent a semester at England's Oxford University and interned two summers in New York City before launching a career in finance.
Nurse and medical interpreter, Sanford HealthAs a Spanish major at Northwestern, Lindsey found learning a language came easy and that she looked forward to her homework. Now she’s a nurse and medical interpreter at a major hospital.
Associate pastor of youth, family and social justice, First Presbyterian ChurchA double major in religion and philosophy led Justin to ordination and a position as a church leader.
Pediatric nurse, Sanford Children's Castle of Care HospitalA passion for science and kids led Courtney to a pediatric nursing career at a top children's hospital in the region: Sanford's Castle of Care in Sioux Falls.
First grade teacher, Thomas Elementary SchoolNorthwestern's emphasis on service and community have helped Andy excel as a teacher and graduate student.
Mezzo-soprano, U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ ChorusHeidi is living the dream as a professional singer, touring the country on behalf of the U.S. Army.
Dental student, University of IowaConfident in his Northwestern science education, Eddie applied to the University of Iowa's top-tier dental program and was accepted right away.
Attorney, Brown Immigration LawJenna discovered her passion for social justice during her Spanish classes at Northwestern. Now her career is focused on immigration law.
English teacher, Sioux Center High SchoolChris credits his English education at Northwestern for helping him grow from a non-writer and non-speaker into a confident teacher of high school literature.
Team leader, strategic planning & analysis, Renewable Energy GroupConfident in her head for business, Julie is executing the strategic marketing plan for a leading biodiesel producer and thinking of pursuing a Ph.D.