Transformed Worldview

A picture of Sydney Korn

While studying at Dordt, Sydney went out of her way to meet new people and get involved with a variety of things on campus. She attended several conferences related to biology and gained real work experience. On campus, Sydney participated in Bible Studies and many intramural sports.

“I was able to attend a lot of cool conferences with other Dordt students, one of which was a medical missions conference in Louisville, Kentucky,” she says. “The summer after my junior year, I had the opportunity to go to India for a month and volunteered in a home for individuals with special needs. I also had the opportunity to spend a semester shadowing the Occupational Therapists at Sioux Center Health for course credits.”

More than anything, Sydney is grateful for the many ways in which the Lord used her years at Dordt to mold and shape her. After graduating, she attended the University of South Dakota to earn her doctorate in Occupational Therapy. Dordt helped her grow and prepared her for this career.

“Probably the biggest role Dordt has played was by providing an environment that has supplemented my faith, allowing me to wrestle with tough questions, be pushed outside my comfort zone, and surrounded by people who are so eager and willing to walk beside [me] along the way. Growing in this way has truly transformed how I view everything else: my goals in life, the type of friend that I am, the type of Occupational Therapist I want to be, and who I am as a disciple of Christ.”