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Find a job, discover your calling

You want a job after graduation, and we can help with that. But you want more—you want a life that goes beyond yourself, a life that is part of making change happen. Calvin can offer you the kind of Christian education that fills you with a deep sense of purpose—and makes you exactly the kind of person publishing companies and churches and schools and law offices want to hire.

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Career Development Office
Career planning and strengths assessments; set up a meeting with a career counselor; search for internships and jobs; get resume help; attend job fairs and networking events.

Quick Facts

    99%

    of 2012 grads are employed or are in graduate school

    82%

    of all Calvin students participate in at least one internship

    Top 5%

    Calvin’s ranking among baccalaureate colleges whose graduates go on to earn PhDs.

Career planning

Calvin’s Career Development office is available to you as soon as freshman year to begin planning your future. Not sure what major to choose? They’ll give you a strengths assessment and other tests to help you with your decision. Other services Career Development provides includes:

 

Real results

Calvin graduates live all over the world, living out Calvin’s mission to renew the world. Here are some of their stories:

Baking + Business
How a business major turned two of her passions into an award-winning business plan—and a career.

From model airplanes to the Dreamliner
Why Calvin’s engineering program was excellent preparation for an internship and full-time job at Boeing.

How to turn an English major into a career
This English major’s Calvin education helped her land an internship at one of the largest Christian publishing companies in the world.

From Calvin to Harvard Law School
How a political science grad’s passion for social justice led her to Harvard Law School.

A well-rounded biochemistry major
A biochemistry grad embraced more than just research at Calvin.

The liberal arts and Broadway
Can a liberal arts education really get you to Broadway? At Calvin, the answer is yes.

From piano to Princeton
How an “inspiring, enlightening and heartening” Calvin experience paved the way to Princeton Theological Seminary.

Contagious passion creates another world
A media production graduate takes a crew to Iceland to create a magical film.

Getting Google
How one Calvin grad beat out thousands of applicants to get a dream job at Google.

In Their Own Words
    Economics with a background in the liberal arts allowed me to sell myself as a Renaissance man—a little bit of everything. It taught me to think analytically. And not only am I confident speaking to older people, but people of any background, really.” David Rietema, Alumnus