Students learn about all the opportunities available to them after graduation during a career fai...

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/100/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/511,0,1763,1253/36446_4893_163701665847155.rev.1669861223.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/100/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/511,0,1763,1253/36446_4893_163701665847155.rev.1669861223.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/100/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/511,0,1763,1253/36446_4893_163701665847155.rev.1669861223.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/100/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/511,0,1763,1253/36446_4893_163701665847155.rev.1669861223.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/100/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/511,0,1763,1253/36446_4893_163701665847155.rev.1669861223.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/100/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/511,0,1763,1253/36446_4893_163701665847155.rev.1669861223.jpg" alt="Katherine Taylor Retek" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/100/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/511,0,1763,1253/36446_4893_163701665847155.rev.1669861223.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/100/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/511,0,1763,1253/36446_4893_163701665847155.rev.1669861223.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1252" data-max-h="1253" 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> “I interned at the Kenosha County Courthouse last year and observed Judge Angelina Gabriele. It was a great experience, and I met many wonderful people at the courthouse. I plan to do another internship for them next summer.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/2213-">Katherine Taylor Retek</a> ’24</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <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/116/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,443,444/36436_4847_163701665847155.rev.1669737299.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/116/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,443,444/36436_4847_163701665847155.rev.1669737299.webp 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/116/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,443,444/36436_4847_163701665847155.rev.1669737299.jpg 2x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/116/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,443,444/36436_4847_163701665847155.rev.1669737299.jpg" alt="Kiannah Hayes" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/116/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,443,444/36436_4847_163701665847155.rev.1669737299.jpg 2x" data-max-w="443" data-max-h="444" 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> “I am an Urban Teacher Preparation student worker. I advocate for the program and help create events while partnering up with schools around the Kenosha and Racine area, and I also attend the Urban Teacher Prep Program.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/2200-">Kiannah Hayes</a> ’25</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <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/72/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,52,1049,1102/33662_Tyler_Kelly.rev.1646249271.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/72/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,52,1049,1102/33662_Tyler_Kelly.rev.1646249271.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/72/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,52,1049,1102/33662_Tyler_Kelly.rev.1646249271.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/72/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,52,1049,1102/33662_Tyler_Kelly.rev.1646249271.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/72/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,52,1049,1102/33662_Tyler_Kelly.rev.1646249271.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/72/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,52,1049,1102/33662_Tyler_Kelly.rev.1646249271.jpg" alt="Tyler Kelly ?24" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/72/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,52,1049,1102/33662_Tyler_Kelly.rev.1646249271.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/72/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,52,1049,1102/33662_Tyler_Kelly.rev.1646249271.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1049" data-max-h="1050" 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> “The summer after my freshman year, I was a fellow at A Starting Point, an online media company. This internship taught me a lot about the way political media will look in the future and allowed me to put a lot of what I’ve learned in the classroom into real-world practice.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/1542-">Tyler Kelly</a> ’24</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <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/136/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,236,2007,2243/36228_4548_163701665847155.rev.1667490579.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/136/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,236,2007,2243/36228_4548_163701665847155.rev.1667490579.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/136/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,236,2007,2243/36228_4548_163701665847155.rev.1667490579.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/136/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,236,2007,2243/36228_4548_163701665847155.rev.1667490579.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/136/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,236,2007,2243/36228_4548_163701665847155.rev.1667490579.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/136/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,236,2007,2243/36228_4548_163701665847155.rev.1667490579.jpg" alt="Michael Malyszek" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/136/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,236,2007,2243/36228_4548_163701665847155.rev.1667490579.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/136/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,236,2007,2243/36228_4548_163701665847155.rev.1667490579.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2007" data-max-h="2007" 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> “Over the summer after my first year, I worked a corporate finance internship at Beltone. I worked on various projects granting me a wide range of competencies to build upon in my future years in the industry.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/2140-">Michael Malyszek</a> ’25</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. Launched in 2019, The Aspire Program builds on Carthage’s strong history of providing students with the skills they need to succeed.

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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.

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