Career Experience

CIU graduates go on to pursue an array of fulfilling and exciting careers. Each finds her or his own way to serve God and man as they go out in the world to impact the nations with the message of Christ.

Take a look at what just a few of our alumni are doing now:

Daniel Blomberg, CIU alumnusDaniel Blomberg | Class of 2003 | B.S. in Psychology

Attorney at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, Washington, D.C.

Daniel Blomberg has defended religious liberty in high-profile federal court cases, including the famous Hobby Lobby case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. Blomberg credits CIU’s hermeneutical training in developing his skills to interpret law, and CIU’s psychology program for helping him understand people who make laws.

Jesse D. Pikus | Class of 2001 | B.S. in Psychology

Vice President of Finance at The Cason Group, Columbia, South Carolina

Jesse Pikus is a business manager with experience in finance, human resources, Internet technology and marketing. He motivates his staff to exceed expectations through creative sales and service solutions. Pikus also serves as an adjunct professor in CIU’s Business & Organizational Leadership program.

Jean Takeuchi | Class of 1978 | M.A. Bible and Missions

Research Scientist at Eli Lilly and Company

Dr. Jean Takeuchi has been published in more than 30 peer-reviewed journals and awarded more than 30 U.S. patents. Two of her five clinical candidates have advanced in human clinical trials as potential therapeutic drugs. While Dr. Takeuchi has focused on making life better for people physically and emotionally through science, she also strives to impact the spiritual lives of the lost.

Laura Story, CIU alumnusLaura Story | Class of 2003 | B.A. in Music

Singer, Songwriter & Worship Leader, Atlanta, Georgia

Laura Story is a Grammy Award and Dove Award winner known for writing the worship anthem “Indescribable” and recording her song “Blessings.” She serves as worship leader for Perimeter Church in Atlanta and believes that Sunday morning should be an extension of the other six days.