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Career Preparation starting Day One

The Aspire Program at Carthage is a multifaceted four-year career development sequence designed exclusively for Carthage students. Identify your interests and purpose and connect the dots to potential careers. The program prepares you for a meaningful life no matter what the future holds.

The Four-Year Plan

  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/89/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/14,86,302,374/399_Tyler_Meyer_22.rev.1638389814.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/89/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/14,86,302,374/399_Tyler_Meyer_22.rev.1638389814.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/89/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/14,86,302,374/399_Tyler_Meyer_22.rev.1638389814.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="183" data-max-w="288" data-max-h="288" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “Carthage has offered me the opportunity to perform every single semester since I arrived here. I have participated in music theater workshops, main stage musicals and plays, dance shows, staged readings, and directed scenes.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/507-">Tyler Meyer</a> ’22</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>

About The Aspire Program

  • <div class="text-with-stat__stat"><div class="text-with-stat__stat-inner"><strong class="text-with-stat__stat-number">98%</strong><span class="text-with-stat__stat-text"><p> of Carthage alumni report they’ve secured a job or are continuing their studies six months after graduation</p></span></div></div>

At Carthage, all first-year students begin career development planning from their first days on campus. Through The Aspire Program™, they develop a dynamic approach to goal-setting and life skill-building. Students will own their ability to be lifelong learners and impactful contributors in the world, and to recover when plans don’t go as expected. New in 2019, The Aspire Program builds on Carthage’s strong history of providing students with the skills they need to succeed.

Seniors in the City gives students the opportunity to network with Carthage alumni.

THE ASPIRE NETWORK

The Aspire Network/Alumni Directory is an easy-to-use online network for Carthage alumni, students, faculty, and staff. Connect with other Carthaginians for networking, mentorship, and professional development opportunities.

JOIN THE ASPIRE NETWORK TODAY
  • <div class="page-widget page-widget--callout"><div class="callout callout--image"><div class="callout__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/79/width/1010/height/556/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/804_Aspire_Conference_Call_out.rev.1638389807.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/79/width/1010/height/556/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/804_Aspire_Conference_Call_out.rev.1638389807.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/79/width/1010/height/556/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/804_Aspire_Conference_Call_out.rev.1638389807.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/79/width/1010/height/556/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/804_Aspire_Conference_Call_out.rev.1638389807.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/79/width/1010/height/556/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/804_Aspire_Conference_Call_out.rev.1638389807.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/79/width/1010/height/556/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/804_Aspire_Conference_Call_out.rev.1638389807.jpg" alt="A Carthage graduate speaks at the Fall 2021 Aspire Conference." width="1010" height="556" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/79/width/1010/height/556/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/804_Aspire_Conference_Call_out.rev.1638389807.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/79/width/1010/height/556/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/804_Aspire_Conference_Call_out.rev.1638389807.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2133"/> </picture> </div><div class="callout__content"><h2 class="callout__title"> The Aspire Conference </h2><div class="callout__body"><p> The Aspire Conference is a zero-cost, high-benefit experience for Carthage students, faculty, staff, and community members. Held every fall, the conference includes several days of activities and sessions where participants explore, network, and ignite crucial career- and life-building skills.</p><p><a href="/life-at-carthage/aspire/aspire-conference/">Learn more about The Aspire Conference</a></p></div></div></div></div>