Beyond Calvin

Brendan Snyder at Google

BUSINESS MAJOR, SPANISH AND ART MINORS

Brendan Snyder (pictured above)
Grad year: 2010
Current occupation: AdWords account manager at Google in Ann Arbor, Mich.

"Google is looking for out-of-the-box people ... that's where a liberal arts education fits really well."

THEATRE/CAS

Kirsten Kelly
Grad year: 1995
Current occupation: freelance director and producer in New York City

"It was at Calvin, in the last semester of my last year, where I found my very own direction. And it was CTC (Calvin Theatre Company) and the experience with the faculty and fellow students that gave me the courage to follow that direction."

GEOLOGY MAJOR, BIOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY MINORS

Ryan Bierma
Grad year: 2003
Current occupation: installs permanent GPS stations on volcanoes in Alaska

"One of the things that I left Calvin with that is so vastly important to me is the understanding that it is possible to balance your faith and your science."

BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS MAJOR, THIRD WORLD DEVELOPMENT MINOR

Alisa Volbeda
Grad year: 2005
Current and recent occupations: business development professional at DevPro India; senior account coordinator at Russ Reid Company, a marketing and advertising company, Los Angeles, Calif.

PHILOSOPHY AND PSYCHOLOGY

Niala Boodhoo
Grad year: 1996
Current occupation: Changing Gears
reporter at WBEZ Chicago Public Radio

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND MASS MEDIA

Jonathan Hirte
Grad year: 2008
Current occupation: legislative assistant at the office of Congressman Timothy Walberg, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.