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Rebecca Garofano in Thailand


Find a job in international development

Studying international development at Calvin will prepare you to enter many development-related fields:

  • economic development
  • import-export business
  • Carissa De Younginternational relations
  • peace and reconciliation work
  • government diplomacy
  • international law
  • many more...

Talk to your faculty advisor about combining international development studies with the following areas of study:

  • business
  • economics
  • social work
  • sociology
  • engineering
  • geography and environmental studies
  • political science

Graduate school

Some Calvin students go straight to graduate school for M.A. or PhD degrees in a variety of development-related fields.  Recent graduates have attended the following universities: Arcadia, Emory, Fordham, Johns Hopkins, Michigan State, Pittsburgh and the School of International Training.

Talk to your advisor about preparing for graduate study after Calvin.

Alumni profiles

Rebecca Vander Meulen with a chicken in AfricaRead Q&As with IDS graduates about their careers in development-related fields.

IDS graduates have landed positions in the Peace Corps and in non-governmental organizations working in areas such as health, micro-enterprise, governance and community development.

Non-governmental organizations

Begin your career in international development by contacting reputable non-governmental organizations.