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Careers: Recent Graduates

Recent Calvin Graduates

Calvin graduates with majors or minors in international development go on to work in a broad range of fields around the world. Calvin graduates have gone on to work in organizations such as:

  • World Bank
  • USAID
  • International Justice Mission
  • World Vision
  • Catholic Relief Services
  • World Renew
  • Samaritan's Purse
  • Mennonite Central Committee
  • Micah Network
  • Plant With Purpose

Read our graduates' stories of how they got to where they are today. Learn more about working in the field, and get advice about how to make the most of your international development studies major or minor.

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Elise Ditta '10

Current activities (2015): Pursuing Masters in International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame
Majors/Minor: IDS and Spanish, with Sociology

 

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Bernard Haven '04

Current activities (2015): Part of the development team at the Canadian Embassy in Haiti, working for Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development.
Major: Political Science

 

 

Emily Daher

Emily Daher '11

Current activities (2014): Communications Teaching Fellow at the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), Ghana
Majors: IDS and Political Science

 

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Jill Van Beek '09

Current activities (2014): Director of Operations at Association for a More Just Society (AJS)
Major/Minor: IDS with Business

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Ross

Elizabeth Ross '09

Current activities (2013): Staff at Heart of Texas Urban Gardening Coalition, Healthy Futures Coordinator at the Family Health Center of Waco
Major: IDS

 

 

 

Rebecca Garofano

Rebecca Garofano '10

Current activities (2013): Office Manager at ECHO's Asia Impact Center in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Majors: IDS and Sociology

 

 

 

 

Carissa De Young

Carissa De Young '10

Current activities (2013): Ecuador Partnership Manager for Partners Worldwide
Majors/Minor: IDS and Economics, with Spanish

 

Erica Boonstra

Erica Boonstra '08

Current activities (2013): Advocacy Manager at International Justice Mission
Majors: IDS and English

Featured Graduate

Bernard Haven '04

Current activities (2015): Part of the development team at the Canadian Embassy in Haiti, working for Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development. 
Major: Political Science