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Career Ambassadors

The Career Ambassador team is made up of students with a diverse range of majors, campus involvement, and backgrounds who act as paraprofessionals for students across all majors.

Career Ambassadors are trained to target the specific career development needs of students. After learning how to identify strengths and weaknesses in resume and cover letter writing, Career Ambassadors utilize their coaching skills to review the resumes and cover letters of their peers.

In addition to the development of strong coaching skills, Career Ambassadors have helped organize Career Services events, including the annual Alumni Networking Dinner, Career Summit, Life After Carthage Fair, and the upcoming Spring into Summer Fair.

Meet the Team! 

Carson Bashford ’19


Finance, communication minor

Involvement on campus:

Pi Delta Chi, National Residence Hall Honorary, Student Ambassador, Web Editor for The Current

What are your career aspirations?

My goal is to be a part of a team where I can grow as an individual while expanding my knowledge in my field of work.

What are you most looking forward to working as a Career Ambassador?

I’m looking forward to helping students with their career aspirations as well as furthering my own. 

Elizabeth Cahue ’20


Graphic Design

Involvement on campus:

Learning and Development Group of the Equity and Inclusion Committee

What are your career aspirations?

My goal is to use my passion for visual arts to inspire others. I also want to travel the world and learn at least eight languages that I can use to immerse myself in different cultures.

What are you most looking forward to working as a Career Ambassador?

I enjoy helping others, so I am looking forward to helping students prepare for their future goals all while preparing myself for my future goals as well. 

Mallory McCormick ’19


Political Science

Involvement on campus:

Philosophy Club, Animal Rights & Activism Club, 10% Society

What are your career aspirations?

I am considering teaching abroad after college. Eventually, I would like to work for a government organization that works closely with women, LGBT+ people, and people of color.

What are you most looking forward to working as a Career Ambassador?

I am most excited to listen to people’s stories. I want to learn more about the experiences of other people.  

Parker Dietry ’19


Psychology & Sociology

Involvement on campus:

Volunteer in the Psychology Lab

What are your career aspirations?

I’m not sure what specific field I want to be in, but I know I want to be able to use my future job to help people. I plan on attending graduate school to help me focus on my career goals. 

What are you most looking forward to working as a Career Ambassador?

I’m most looking forward to working in a team environment and helping to plan out some really interesting career-related events for Carthage students. 

Tatiana Radunovic ’19


Neuroscience, biology minor

Involvement on campus:

Student Ambassador, involved in the Pre-Health club and Pre-Occupational Therapy club. 

What are your career aspirations?

I hope to accomplish a career in Occupational Therapy and continue to advance the health field. 

What are you most looking forward to working as a Career Ambassador?

I look forward to meeting a variety of students and help them along their journey at Carthage and after Carthage. I hope to make a difference in students’ lives with the one on one interactions occurring during the second semester. I am excited to assist students and become a resource they are able to come back to and trust during their time at Carthage College.  

Andrew Dorst ’21



Involvement on campus:

Math Club, Circle K, and Intramural Volleyball

What are your career aspirations?

I am hoping to be an actuary working in Chicago.

What are you most looking forward to working as a Career Ambassador?

I am most looking forward to gaining new skills and forming a close network with everyone involved in the Career Center. 

Tessa Mugenya ’21


Computer Science


Black Student Union


Become a supermodel, along with using the knowledge gained in Computer Science to build my country.


Using my training to help people and develop the CA program to make people more aware of it.



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    • Carthage is named a Best Midwestern College by The Princeton Review (2019), a designation given to only 25 percent of four-year schools.

    • The Tower, Carthage’s newest residence hall, provides some of the best views on campus — if not in the Midwest! In addition to #carthageviews of the lake from seven stories up, residents enjoy suite-style living and two floors of shared campus spaces for gaming, cooking, group meetings, or quiet studying. Learn more about all housing options.

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    • 96% of Carthage alumni report that they have secured a job or are continuing their studies six months after graduation. Visit Career Services.

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