Career Development Center

Now, more than ever, college students need firm grounding in order to bring change to our world. Well-educated, biblically-formed Christians need a quality education and practical tools to make a positive impact in their particular professions. The Career Development Center at Dordt University helps students to transfer the knowledge gained in the classroom into the career or vocation of their choosing.

Our Mission

The Career Development Center encourages all current Dordt students in vocational and career development. We equip students with the tools necessary to find employment or enroll in graduate school as they work toward Christ-centered renewal.

Our STaff

Amy Westra serves as the Associate Director of Career Development at Dordt University. She’s been coaching students at Dordt for the past three academic years and recently earned her coaching certification through the World Coaching Institute. She earned a Master of Science in Management (M.S.M.) from Cornerstone University and her Bachelor of Science degree in North American Urban Studies from Kuyper College, both in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Amy has previously served at Columbia International University and the University of South Carolina Aiken. Prior to her work in higher education, Amy mentored kids and families in the inner city of Grand Rapids, Michigan. She finds great joy in helping students to align their strengths with their career goals and equipping students with the skills they need to transition into the workforce. 

Missy Mulder serves as Career Development Coordinator at Dordt University. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Dordt and is now privileged to serve her alma mater in this way. She has been a Certified Professional Résumé Writer since 2016 and recently earned a coaching certification through the World Coaching Institute. She has worked for Dordt for over ten years in several capacities, the last five of those years in Career Development. Missy enjoys assisting hundreds of students each year to prepare application documents for employment and graduate school. Her goal is that each student grows in understanding of the unique skills and qualifications he or she will bring into post-college life.

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