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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.

Andy DeBoer '13

Current activites (2016): Program Support Team at World Renew
Major: IDS w/ emphasis in Economics

 

 

Brent Seely '09

Current activities (2016): Executive Director at Urban Light in Thailand
Majors/Minor: IDS and Business, with Photography

 

 

 

 

Dana Doll-Lautenbach '08

Current activities (2016): Starting Treetops Collective, a non-profit focused on refugee women in Grand Rapids. Major: IDS

 

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

 

Emily Daher

Jill Van Beek '09

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

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Garofano

Rebecca Garofano '10

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

 

 

 

 

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