Carolyn Serdar named interim executive director of career and professional development
Carolyn Serdar into the role of interim executive director of career and professional development.Join us in welcoming
In this role, she will assume the responsibilities held by Lisa Hinkley before her departure from Carthage. Carolyn will oversee the operations of The Aspire Program, Carthage’s four-year career and purposeful life development program.
Carolyn has served in multiple roles at Carthage, including director of employer relations and internships, career specialist, and adjunct instructor. Throughout her 15 years in the field of career services, Carolyn has worked at private, public, and for-profit institutions. She enjoys the experience of networking and connecting students with opportunities to build a life with meaning. Carolyn serves in leadership positions through the Wisconsin Private College Career Consortium, the Higher Education Regional Alliance, and the Southeast Wisconsin College Career and Economic Development Center Alliance.
In The Aspire Center, Carolyn connects students with employers locally, nationally, and internationally for outstanding experiential learning opportunities. Prior to coming to Carthage, she served in various career specialist and service-learning positions for several colleges, including the College of Lake County, the University of Kentucky, and Lewis University. Her experience includes administering career assessments, working with students on career development topics, and developing programs that connect employers and students for successful job and internship placements.
Carolyn holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Theater, a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, and an Education Specialist in Counseling Degree.