Alex Abbott ?17

    Alexander Abbott

    Class Year: ’17

    Majors: Physics

    Current Hometown: Columbus, Miss.

    Job: 

    Student Pilot for the United States Air Force

    “The physics faculty understood that I had no interest in graduate school or post-undergrad internships like most students do, and still encouraged me to apply to something suited toward my interests.”

    Samantha (Kreppel) Alberts

    Samantha (Kreppel) Alberts

    Class Year: ’10

    Majors: Physics

    Current Hometown: West Lafayette, Ind.

    Job: 

    Graduate Student at Purdue University

    “Participating in the NASA SEED program is what ignited my passion for space research.”

    Austin Borkowski ?17

    Austin Borkowski

    Class Year: ’17

    Majors: Physics

    Job: 

    Embedded Software Engineer at i3pd

    “Your Carthage education will prepare you with not only great knowledge in your field, but the ability to continue to grasp new concepts and be open to further education for the rest of your life.”

    Stephanie Bradshaw ?17

    Stephanie Bradshaw

    Class Year: ’17

    Majors: Geography, Earth Science, Physics

    Current Hometown: Middleton, Wis.

    Job: 

    Graduate student

    “Never be afraid to do what you need to do in order to stay healthy, whether that be to dedicate time for yourself each week or to reach out to a friend, advisor, counselor, or, even, a professor. Everyone at Carthage is dedicated to your success, and your mental health needs to come first if you are to be successful.”

    Chris Duffy

    Chris Duffy

    Class Year: ’04

    Majors: Mathematics, Physics

    Current Hometown: Verona, Wis.

    Job: 

    Interface Analyst at Epic

    “Recognizing everyone is on the same team and generally headed in the same direction is important.”

    Ethan Hobbs ?18

    Ethan Hobbs

    Class Year: ’18

    Majors: Physics and Mathematics

    Current Hometown: Boulder, Colorado

    Job: 

    Ph.D. Student at University of Colorado-Boulder

    “Reach out to your professors! They might be intimidating, but they are a great resource and are always there to help.”

    Eric Ireland

    Eric Ireland

    Class Year: ’15

    Majors: Physics and Mathematics

    Current Hometown: Portland, Oregon

    Job: 

    Applications Engineer at Electro Scientific Industries (a division of MKS Instruments) 

    “In many ways, Carthage has given me a foundation to be successful — both personally and professionally.”

    Monica Kasper ?18

    Monica Kasper

    Class Year: ’18

    Majors: Physics

    Current Hometown: Brookfield, Ill.

    Job: 

    Energy Analyst at Satori Energy

    “Others want you to succeed. Putting in the initiative and effort to explore opportunity is a small step to take for a huge payout.”

    Nathaniel Lee ?18

    Nathaniel Lee

    Class Year: ’18

    Majors: Physics

    Current Hometown: Shokie, Ill.

    Job: 

    Co-Founder of Creative Eats, 

    “I built a multitude of lasting relationships at Carthage that I will never forget.”

    Bryce Novak ?18

    Bryce Novak

    Class Year: ’18

    Majors: Physics

    Job: 

    Logistics Account Executive at Total Quality Logistics

    “I’d recommend trying everything that Carthage has to offer. You never know what opportunities there are if you don’t reach out and try to get it.”

    Todd Schulter ?16

    Tod Schulter

    Class Year: ’16

    Majors: Physics and Mathematics

    Current Hometown: Reston, Va.

    Job: 

    Space Systems Software Engineer at Northrop Grumman Corporation

    “Don’t get caught up with the small things too much. Try things you aren’t 100 percent sure about, like being an org president. I wasn’t sure about that before I took the position, but through my experiences, I proved to myself I could be a leader.”

    Justin Sebens ?11

    Justin Sebens

    Class Year: ’11

    Majors: Physics

    Current Hometown: Maple Grove, Minn.

    Job: 

    Engineer at SRF Consulting Group

    “In my profession, due to time restrictions and budgets, sometimes the best solution does not make it to the table. Carthage taught me that sometimes going above and beyond what you are required to do can help facilitate some of the most innovated ideas.”

    Jackson Wehr ?18

    Jackson Wehr

    Class Year: ’18

    Majors: Physics

    Current Hometown: Rockford, Ill.

    Job: 

    Finance Associate at Collins Aerospace

    “The physics faculty offer great advice to their students, not just in the classroom or on homework assignments. They are looking out for our futures after Carthage. Without those relationships I formed with faculty, I wouldn’t be where I am now.”