Impacting the Real World

A picture of Mark Van Weelden

Van Weelden works in the water and wastewater department at Ruekert & Mielke where he designs processes at municipal wastewater treatment facilities and plans upgrades to communities' water and sewer systems. Ruekert & Mielke, where Van Weelden works, is a civil engineering consulting firm that works with mid-size communities in Wisconsin and Illinois on municipal engineering needs.

Van Weelden says he is grateful for his experience at Dordt. “Dordt College does an excellent job preparing engineering students for work in industry as well as academia,” says Van Weelden. “Dordt's emphasis on equipping engineers with both technical and soft skills makes them competitive and prepared to make a difference in the real world.”