of 2015 Dordt College graduates
report being employed or enrolled
in continuing education opportunities by December 31, 2015.
A survey of the Dordt College Class of 2015 found 197 of 294 grads graduated with a degree in one of these top 6 areas:
Similarly, 174 of 294 total Dordt College grads from 2015 are employed in one of these top 6 areas:
Dordt's Class of 2015 graduates are studying and working in 23 states, 3 provinces, and in international locations like Australia, Nicaragua, Argentina, and China.
Since graduation, Dordt's Class of 2015 graduates have moved to a variety of locations, including the following metro areas:
More than 20 Dordt graduates from the Class of 2015 chose to attend graduate school. A few programs of study they chose include seminary, mechanical engineering, pharmacology, and social work.
Thaddeus 'Thad' Van Essendelft
"The most useful thing that Dordt taught me was how to learn and find out things for myself," he says.
"I don't think I ever realized how unique it was to be a part of a college campus," says Thad as he reflected on his time at Dordt. "It's such an imaginative environment where there is a wealth of opportunities to expand your perspective—not just in academics and extra-curricular activities, but in relationships also."
Aubrey appreciates that, through her Dordt education, she learned to stand on her own and defend what she believes.
"My professors and mentors at Dordt instilled in me the courage to seek and speak truth, even when doing so is unpopular," she says. "At Dordt, I was allowed to push back against professors. The freedom to challenge what was being taught shaped me more than any well-crafted lecture could have."
Josh Van Kekerix
"I appreciate the ability to talk and learn from students who have had experiences with other facets of agriculture. Whether it was different sectors of crop farming, livestock or agribusiness, there were students who came from all different backgrounds," says Josh.
"My experience at Dordt gave me all the skills for teaching that can be taught," she says. "I'm using the skills I learned at Dordt in the every day situations that require quick responses and am finding that sharing Christ's love in reality takes more intentionality than I'd anticipated but is so much more rewarding."
The Career Development Center encourages all current Dordt students in vocational development and career preparation. We serve as a connecting point between students and employers.