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Academics / Departments & Programs / Global Development Studies / Careers & Outcomes / Alumni

Calvin graduates who major or minor in global development go on to work in a broad range of fields around the world. Here is a sampling of what our graduates have done or are doing currently.

  • National Director, Catholic Relief Services in Ghana
  • National Director for HIV/AIDS programs, Anglican Church in Mozambique
  • Vice President, Tearfund USA
  • Development Programmer, Samaritan’s Purse in Liberia
  • Legal counsel for refugees in Egypt
  • Health consultant, Clinton Global Initiative
  • Director of Research and Education, Grand Rapids Urban League
  • English teacher, Mozambique
  • Executive director, Association for a More Just Society in the US
  • Director of Communications, Association for a More Just society (stationed in Honduras)
  • Program analyst, USAID
  • Migration counselor, Catholic Charities
  • Church Relations Associate, World Renew
  • Executive Director, New City Kids, Paterson, NJ
  • Executive Director, Treetops Collective, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Communications Specialists at different NGOs
  • Diversity training educator, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Regional Facilitator, Southeast Asia at Partners Worldwide
  • Senior Advocacy Manager, International Justice Mission
  • English language teacher, China
  • Vice President of Performance Quality Improvement, Southwest Key Programs
  • Program Analyst, FEMA in Washington, DC

Read our graduates' stories of how they got to where they are today, learn more about working in the field, and gain advice on how to make the most of your global development studies major or minor:

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