What’s next for members of the Carthage Class of 2022?

Our graduates always have big plans — many of which were in place well before their commencement. Below, meet members of the Class of 2022 who were hired for full-time positions before they even graduated.

Kate Vieyra '22

Kate Vieyra ’22

Communications Associate

Major: Marketing
Minor: Data science

New job: Communications associate for Global Community Affairs at SC Johnson
When hired: Fall 2021 with a start date in Jan. 2022

“I’m most excited about developing myself professionally in social media management as well as in communications. I’ll be creating and analyzing social media content as well as writing and publishing press releases and newsletters. Additionally, I’ll be developing and leading community interest programs and kaleidoscope education series programs.”

Sydney Zelko '22

Sydney Zelko ’22

ER Nurse

Major: Nursing
New job: ER nurse at Froedtert South Pleasant Prairie
When hired: March 2022 with a start date in May 2022

“I am most excited to learn all that the ER offers with all the different age groups that come in. I am most excited to care for patients to the best of my ability and make a difference in their lives.”

Kyle Cohan '22

Kyle Cohan ’22

Banking Solution Sales

Majors: Management and marketing
New job: Banking solution sales at FIS in Milwaukee
When hired: Nov. 2021 with a start date in July 2022

“Thank you to the Carthage business professors for giving their time and sharing their passion with me. Thank you to the Carthage Class of 2022 for making my educational experience a valuable and enjoyable time. And for the memories that I will carry on past our time here.”

Kali Spain '22

Kali Spain ’22

Plant Health Care Specialist

Major: Environmental science
Minor: Geoscience
New job: Plant health care specialist at Bartlett Tree Experts
When hired: Feb. 2022 with a start date in May 2022

“I am excited to begin my career within the environmental sector! Essentially, I am a plant doctor and will be treating plants and trees for diseases. I am hoping to gain experience and potentially become an arborist in the future!”

Krishna Patel '22

Krishna Patel ’22

Business Development Associate

Major: Finance
Minors:
Data science and economics
New job: Business development associate at Salesforce
When hired: Jan. 2022 with a start date in June 2022

“My advice to students is to be curious and open to change. Don’t give up if a job you really desire doesn’t work out. It simply opens up doors to new opportunities. Remember to remain positive, productive, principled, and proactive at all times.”

Natalie Soltykiewicz '22

Natalie Soltykiewicz ’22

Disney Intern

Major: Nursing
New job: A five-month internship with Disney and then a nurse at Good Shepard Hospital
When hired: Feb. 2022 with a start date in Aug. 2022

“I’m most excited to be able to work at my favorite destination — a dream job — and then coming back home and do what I love — nursing.”

Olivia Lutterman '22

Olivia Lutterman ’22

High school math teacher

Major: Mathematics
Minors: Physics and secondary education
New job: High school math teacher at Prairie School in Racine
When hired: Feb. 2022 with a start date in Aug. 2022

“I’m most excited about getting to teach precalculus and AP statistics in such a prestigious college prep high school where I’ll be surrounded by teachers who have higher education degrees and will serve to be great role models to shape my teaching career.”

Sara Redalen '22

Sara Redalen ’22

Associate Digital Content Specialist

Major: Public relations
Minors: Communication and sociology
New job: Associate digital content specialist at Snap-on in Kenosha
When hired: Feb. 2022 with a start date in March 2022

“Don’t underestimate how helpful The Aspire Center is — and take advantage of it early in your academic career.”

Zachary Shawhan '22

Zachary Shawhan ’22

Field Sales and Marketing Representative

Majors: Business management and marketing
Minor:
Economics
New job: Field sales and marketing representative with Techtronic Industries – TTI
When hired: Oct. 2021 with a start date in June 2022

“I am most excited about the opportunity to start my professional career with a company that has a deep appreciation for its employees. Company culture and the chance to remain competitive after I graduate was a ‘must-have’ when looking for jobs and I believe I found that!”

Allie Ontaneda '22

Allie Ontaneda ’22

Dual Language (Bilingual) Elementary Teacher

Major: Elementary education
Minor: Spanish
New job: Dual language (bilingual) elementary teacher for School District 59 in Elk Grove, Ill.
When hired: Oct. 2021 with a start date in Jan. 2022

“I am eager to finally have the opportunity to have my own classroom, something I have been dreaming of as a young girl. I am so excited to help students grow and become the people they were created to be. The opportunity to foster bilingualism and use Spanish with my students is so rewarding. Although I am my students’ teacher, they are my teachers, too. I am always learning.”

McKenna Studrawa '22

McKenna Studrawa ’22

Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse

Major: Nursing
New job: Labor and delivery registered nurse at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s in Milwaukee, Wis.
When hired: Feb. 2022 with a start day in June 2022

“I am excited to help coach expecting mothers through the labor process and assist with their deliveries. Being an L&D nurse has been my dream since before I entered college, and I am so thrilled to finally be able to achieve my goal.”

Drew Neville '22

Drew Neville ’22

Tax Associate

Majors: Accounting and management
New job: Tax associate at BKD Chicago
When hired: Aug. 2021 with a start date in Sept. 2022

“I’m most excited to be able to perfect my craft in an office environment with people who are friendly and helpful.”

Jasmine Lee '22

Jasmine Lee ’22

Financial Rotational Development Program

Majors: Finance and marketing
Minor: Economics
New job: Financial Rotational Development Program at CNH
When hired: Oct. 2021 with a start date in June 2022

“I am most excited to experience the different financial departments throughout the rotational program and discover what piques my interest in these departments.”

Andrew Ochoa

Andrew Ochoa ’22

Legal Secretary

Major: Political science
Minor:
Criminal justice
New job: Legal secretary in the Kenosha Public Defender’s Office
When hired: Jan. 2022 with a start date in Feb. 2022

“I would like to thank the Political Science program at Carthage for providing me with a great deal of knowledge that I will take with me into my career. I would like to thank my advisor, Professor Powers, for furthering my interest in law and helping me become a better writer.”

Jessie Poppie '22

Jessie Poppie ’22

Special Events Intern

Major: Marketing
Minor: Religion
New job: Special events intern for the City of Kenosha
When hired: Feb. 2022 with a start date in March 2022

“This internship includes helping plan city events such as the Fourth of July parade. In addition, I will be helping schedule other local events, issuing press releases, and working on the city’s social media pages. I look forward to being able to work with different organizations within the city and help coordinate some of the events I have gone to every year!”

Leah Pope '22

Leah Pope ’22

Graduate Student & Assistant

Major: Psychology
Minor:
Educational studies
New job: Graduate student at Pennsylvania State University’s Master of Education in Higher Education program and graduate assistant in the Gender Equity Center
When accepted: March 2022 with a start date in Aug. 2022

“I want to give a big thank you to all of the staff and faculty who have supported and uplifted me my entire time at Carthage. Thank you to Liz Snider especially, who has been answering all of my ridiculous questions and connecting me with development opportunities since the first day that I transferred here! I couldn’t be more grateful for her and all of the doors that she’s opened for me.”

Dominic Guido '22

Dominic Guido ’22

Audit Associate

Majors: Accounting and management
New job: Audit associate at Baker Tilly
When hired: Aug. 2021 with a start date in July 2022

“I am most excited to start my career in the field I majored in and to get my first paycheck.”

Alice Blake '22

Alice Blake ’22

Emergency Department Nurse

Major: Nursing
New job: Emergency department nurse at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
When hired: June 2021 with a start date in June 2022

“I am most excited for the opportunity to grow as a nurse, care and advocate for a diverse patient population, and continue to learn through additional certifications and educational experiences.”

Jessica Fischer '22

Jessica Fischer ’22

Pediatric ER nurse

Major: Nursing
New job: Pediatric ER nurse at Advocate Luthern General Children’s Hospital
When hired: March 2022 with a start date in June 2022

“To my professors: thank you for all the support and encouragement over the last four years — the challenges were worth it.
To other students: take risks and apply for those positions! Get the help you need from The Aspire Center!”

Caitlin Coghlan '22

Caitlin Coghlan ’22

Intermediate Critical Care Unit Nurse

Major: Nursing
New job: Intermediate Critical Care Unit nurse at Froedtert South Pleasant Prairie
When hired: March 2022 with a start date in July 2022

“The lives that I will touch is the reason I went into nursing. Knowing I can positively impact an individual’s life is what nursing is all about.”

Zoe Gatz '22

Zoe Gatz ’22

Head of Audience Development

Majors: Public relations and music theatre
New job: Head of audience development at Citadel Theatre
When hired: March 2021 with a start date in May 2022

“I am most excited to be able to use the skills I have learned at the position so far and apply what I have learned in my last year here at Carthage.”

Anne Ewart '22

Anne Ewart ’22

Law Student

Majors: Psychology and criminal justice
Minor: Political science
New job: Law student at Case Western Reserve University School of Law to pursue a Juris Doctorate
When accepted: March 2022 with a start date in August 2022

“I am really excited to be able to explore my interest in different areas of law, particularly Public Interest and International Law. I also look forward to working in legal clinics throughout my attendance in order to make a positive impact on the community.”

Amber Ward '22

Amber Ward ’22

Registered Nurse

Major: Nursing
New job: Registered nurse at The Mayo Clinic, in Jacksonville, Florida, working in the intensive care unit
When hired: March 2022 with a start date in July 2022

“I am most excited about the opportunity to work with such a highly reputable company and learn from some of the best-experienced nurses and doctors in the world. This will be a great learning opportunity that will help me to become a successful RN. It is also a plus that I will be somewhere with no snow!”

Franco Basili MM'22

Franco Basili MM’ 22

Doctor of Musical Arts Student

Major: Master of Music – choral conducting self-design
New job: Doctor of Musical Arts student in the Choral Conducting program at the University of Houston / Teaching Assistant
When accepted: April 2022 with a start date in Aug. 2022

“The most exciting part is that I will have the chance to learn with one of the top choir conductors in the U.S. For me, it is a dream coming true. I never thought it was possible to be accepted into a top-tier program and receive a full scholarship. I’m sure that I will learn a lot, grow as a person, and bring my musical skills to the highest level possible to share the passion that I have for music with others. What is also exciting for me is the musical life outside of the university and the professional opportunities I will be exposed to.”

Wren Szeszol '22

Wren Szeszol ’22

Psychiatric RN

Major: Nursing
Minor: Spanish
New job: Psychiatric registered nurse at Chicago Behavioral Hospital
When hired: April 2022 with a start date in July 2022

“I’m most excited about getting to work in the field I have been passionate about ever since taking our mental health course during my junior year.”

Jacob Boucher '22

Jacob Boucher ’22

Doctor of Physical Therapy Student

Major: Athletic training
New job: Graduate student at St. Ambrose University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
When accepted: Feb. 2022 with a start date in Aug. 2022

“I’m excited to live in a new state and start my career.”

Angel Green '22

Angel Green ’22

Substitute Teacher

Major: Theatre
New job: Substitute teacher at North Chicago School District
When hired: Nov. 2021

“I’m most excited to work with the kids and watch them grow!”

Victoria Weinfurter '22

Victoria Weinfurter ’22

Graduate Student

Major: Psychology
Minor: Spanish
New job: Graduate student in UW-Milwaukee’s Graduate School Psychology Program
When accepted: March 2022 with a start date in Aug. 2022

Prof. Munk and Prof. Sylaska were a major help for me throughout these four years of undergrad. They helped me discover what I love and what I am truly passionate about in education, and the Psychology Department as a whole provided major support for me throughout my time at Carthage.”

Jacob Wodrich '22

Jacob Wodrich ’22

Long-Term Substitute Teacher

Major: Exercise and sport science
Minor: Secondary education
New job: Long-term substitute teacher at Grant Community High School
When hired: Jan. 2022

“Enjoy your educational and social experience at Carthage! I’ve made some lifelong friends that are in the same field as I am, and they’ve helped me so much throughout this whole experience!”

Inaara Babwani '22

Inaara Babwani ’22

Sales Coordinator

Major: Criminal justice
New job: Sales coordinator at US Foods
When hired: Aug. 2021 with a start date in Sept. 2021

“Before I started my job in the fall, I was most looking forward to working with so many experienced people on my team and learning from their experiences. Now that I have been at this job for a little over six months and going to school full-time this semester, I am really looking forward to enhancing my skills and using my bachelor’s degree to work toward what I hope will be my career job at the company.”

Corinne Hoffman '22

Corinne Hoffman ’22

Labor & Delivery Registered Nurse

Major: Nursing
New job: Labor and delivery registered nurse at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital
When hired: Feb. 2022 with a start date in June 2022

“I’m excited about helping women become mothers!”

Madeline Rohlman '22

Madeline Rohlman ’22

Medical-Surgical Unit Registered nurse

Major: Nursing
Minor: Spanish
New job: Registered nurse in a Medical-Surgical Unit at Froedtert South Pleasant Prairie
When hired: Dec. 2020 with a start date in May 2022

“I want to thank my amazing professors for giving me the tools I need to be an amazing nurse and always being willing to give great advice!”

Esteban Machado '22

Esteban Machado ’22

Doctorate in Pharmacy student

Major: Chemistry
New job: Doctorate in Pharmacy student at Midwestern University
When accepted: March 2022 with a start date in June 2022

“I am excited to continue my education and complete my lifetime goal of becoming a doctor. I am also excited to learn more in-depth about medication and the transfer of medications to one’s body when taking a specific antibiotic or steroid. Lastly, I am excited to be able to help my community and show that pharmacists are the underdogs in the medical field.”

Andrew Hauenstein '22

Andrew Hauenstein ’22

Graduate Student

Major: Finance
New job: Master of Science in Business Analytics student at the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business
When accepted: Feb. 2022 with a start date in Aug. 2022

“The things I am most excited about attending the University of Southern California are joining the dynamic and inclusive Trojan network, enjoying the city of Los Angeles, and expanding my network and great group of friends by joining clubs such as the Golf Club, Wine Club, and Outdoor Club.”

Alana Radley '22

Alana Radley ’22

Doctorate of physical therapy Student

Major: Athletic training
Minor: Spanish
New job: Doctorate of Physical Therapy student at St. Ambrose University
When accepted: Jan. 2022 with a start date in Aug. 2022

“I am extremely excited to continue my healthcare education at a higher level. I have found my passion for rehabilitation through my time in the Athletic Training program here at Carthage, and I can’t wait to further that and learn more at St. Ambrose!”

Elise Brevik '22

Elise Brevik ’22

Graduate Student and Assistant

Major: Psychology (Pre-Occupational Therapy Concentration)
Minor: Spanish
New job: Graduate student and assistant in the Occupational Therapy Program at Washington University in St. Louis
When accepted: Dec. 2021 with a start date in Aug. 2022

“I would like to say a thank you to the faculty of the Music Department for letting me participate in music and allowing me to go on great J-Term adventures! A big thank you to Prof. Nora Nickels for her leadership and guidance during the application process!”

Michael A. Thomas '22

Michael A. Thomas ’22

Graduate student

Major: Marketing
New job: Graduate student in Carthage’s Master of Science in Business — Design and Innovation program

“I am most excited to continue my education under the guidance of Prof. Gregory Barron in the Business Innovation and Design program. I believe that Prof. Barron and also Prof. Carter Rockhill have developed a great program for individuals looking to pursue entrepreneurship and thought leadership. Overall, I am excited to learn better ways to become a higher level thinker and I feel that this program is fit for that.”

David Budzisz '22

David Budzisz ’22

Graduate Student

Majors: Management and marketing
Minor: Spanish 
New job: Graduate student in Carthage’s Master of Science in Business — Design and Innovation program
When accepted: Feb. 2022 with a start date in Aug. 2022

“I was encouraged to consider continuing my education at Carthage by my professors Greg Barron and Carter Rockhill. Both of them have been a huge help in this process.”

Alyssa Rodway '22

Alyssa Rodway ’22

Corporate Responsibility Assistant

Majors: Environmental science and psychology
Minor: Spanish
New job: Corporate responsibility assistant in the Sustainability Division at Aldi
When hired: April 2022 with a start date in June 2022

“I am excited about the opportunity to use my research skills and the crossover of my two majors in order to move Aldi forward in its sustainability goals. Being able to understand both people and nature is a skill that is not easily mastered, and both of my majors have helped me to achieve this at an advanced level. It is my dream to help bridge the existing gap between humans and the environment, and I believe I can start making moves toward this goal through this wonderful opportunity with an incredible company.”

Ashley Ristic '22

Ashley Ristic ’22

Registered Nurse

Major: Athletic training
New job: Registered nurse at Froedtert Pleasant Prairie Hospital
When hired: Jan. 2022 with a start date right after graduation

“I’m most excited about being able to finally start performing skills and passing meds that I’ve learned.”

Ashley Brickl '22

Ashley Brickl ’22

Genetic Assistant

Major: Biology
Minors: Chemistry and psychology
New job: Genetic assistant at Quest Diagnostics 
When hired: Dec. 2021 and started in Jan. 2022

“I am most excited about beginning my career in genetics! I am so excited to start applying and combining all of the concepts I learned through classes, research, internships, and jobs as a genetic assistant.”

Jenna Ziehen '22

Jenna Zeihen ’22

Media Specialist

Major: Communications
Minor: Women’s and gender studies
New job: Media specialist at Kenosha.com 
When hired: March 2022

“I get to be out and about in Kenosha interviewing the wonderful people of our community! I’m most excited to hear the stories of our community members, and connect with everyone!”

Rachel Skowronski '22

Rachel Skowronski ’22

Membership and Event Coordinator

Majors: Communication and music theatre
Minor: Dance
New job: Membership and event coordinator at the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce
When hired: March 2022

“I am really excited about meeting new people and making more connections within the Kenosha community. I am also very excited about helping new businesses get established within our community and coming up with fun ways to keep our members engaged.”

Logan Rhodes '22

Logan Rhodes ’22

Claims representative trainee subrogation investigation

Majors: Management and marketing
Minor: Economics 
New job: Claims representative trainee subrogation investigation at Travelers Insurance
When hired: Feb. 2022 with a start date in June 2022

“I’m excited to work for one of the largest companies in America. I look forward to helping others out when they need it most, as well as learning from my more experienced colleagues.”

Morgan Tracy '22

Morgan Tracy ’22

Associate Market Analyst

Majors: Marketing and management
Minor: Spanish
New job: Associate market analyst at Kohler Co.
When hired: May 2021 with a start date in June 2022

“I learned about this job through LinkedIn, and I think what really helped me get hired for this position were the incredible experiences I got from my extracurriculars at Carthage. Between being a Student Ambassador, working on the Pi Sigma Epsilon executive board, and so many other great opportunities, I have learned such valuable real-world skills that I applied in the interview process and will continue to use in my career.”

Jacob Mitchell '22

Jacob Mitchell ’22

Mechanical Engineer

Majors: Mathematics (Carthage College) and mechanical engineering (Case Western Reserve University)
New job: Mechanical engineer in the Management Development Program at Precision Castparts Corporation
When hired: March 2022 with a start date in July 2022

“I’m most excited about working as a supervisor and traveling to different parts of the U.S. for the first two years with this company.”

Madison Orgill '22

Madison Orgill ’22

Registered Nurse

Major: Nursing
New job: Registered nurse in the mother/baby unit at Froedtert in Milwaukee
When hired: April 2022 with a start date in July 2022

“I’m most excited about being employed in the area of nursing that I have always dreamed of being in right away after graduation.”

Yesenia Martinez-Hall '22

Yesenia Martinez-Hall ’22

Treatment Foster Care Specialist

Major: Social work
New job: Treatment foster care specialist at New Horizons Foster Care Placement Agency in Milwaukee, Wis.
When hired: April 2022 with a start date in May 2022

“I am grateful to all my professors for all their help and understanding. Being a transfer and non-traditional student that started at Carthage in spring 2020 was rough as school had just started before COVID hit and that was a tough time for all of us. The flexibility, compassion, and understanding of all my professors that helped me succeed and get to graduation will always be appreciated and I am so very grateful.”

Zachary Gibson '22

Zachary Gibson ’22

Junior Financial Analyst

Majors: Finance and marketing
New job: Junior financial analyst at Abbott Laboratories
When hired: Nov. 2021 with a start date in June 2022

“I am really excited to hit the ground running in my first position out of college with Abbott. Abbott is a huge company, but I will be working mainly in Financial Planning and Analysis. I am intrigued to learn the ins and outs of this department. Abbott being a global corporation is full of opportunities, and I am looking forward to using the scale of the company to have a positive impact. It has been an amazing experience getting my degree at Carthage, and I now feel prepared to use my knowledge to make a difference at Abbott and within the world.”

Abby Kukowski '22

Abby Kukowski ’22

Dental Student

Major: Neuroscience
Minor:
Biology
New job: Dental student at Marquette School of Dentistry’s Class of 2026
Start date: Aug. 2022

“I am most excited about learning more about the field of dentistry and working in the clinic!”

Grace Gattorna '22

Grace Gattorna ’22

Graduate Student

Major: Psychology
Minor:  Criminal justice
New job: Graduate student at Loyola University Chicago and research assistantship for the Criminal Justice Department
When accepted: March 2022 with a start date in Aug. 2022

“The director of the criminal justice department at Loyola contacted me about the opportunity. I think that the experience with research that I’ve had to do for my classes at Carthage really helped me become a good candidate for this position.”

Elianna Pagonis '22

Elianna Pagonis ’22

Sales Development Associate

Majors: Marketing and management
Minors: Public relations and communication
New job: Sales development associate at Conagra Brands
When hired: Aug. 2021 with a start date in July 2022

“I am most excited to start a job I have worked so hard for over the past four years and know that I love it!”

Brandon Burries '22

Brandon Burries ’22

Sales and Marketing Manager, and Corporate FOH Training Manager

Major: Business management
New job: Sales and Marketing Manager at Greek House, and Corporate FOH Training Manager at Noodles & Company
Start date: April 2022

“I am most excited to broaden my management horizon. I will be able to coach individuals to love their jobs while performing at their best. There are a plethora of positions that I can indulge in but I will let time take me to that exact moment.”

Gelene Rivera '22

Gelene Rivera ’22

Registered Nurse

Major: Nursing
New job: Registered nurse in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Mayo Clinic
When hired: Feb. 2022 with a start date in Aug. 2022

“My advice to current Carthage nursing students is to study hard and be sure to get as much out of Carthage as you can! Take the fun class, go to Carthage-sponsored events, and sit by the lake!”

Lauren O'Connor '22

Lauren O’Connor ’22

Graduate student

Major: Psychology
Minor: Sociology
New job: Graduate student in Roosevelt University’s Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program
When accepted: April 2022 with a start date in Sept. 2022

“I want to thank the entire Psychological Science Department for the continuous support throughout my journey. Huge thank you to Prof. Nora Nickels for never giving up on me and helping me become a successful student.”

Emma Nicole Self '22

Emma Nicole Self ’22

Athletic Trainer

Major: Athletic training
New job: Athletic trainer at Highland Park High School
When hired: April 2022 with a start date in July 2022

“I am most excited about getting to use all the skills in the real world.”

Marisol Robinson '22

Marisol Robinson ’22

Law School Student

Major: Business management
Minors: Political science and religious studies
New job: Summer intern for Illinois State Representative Janet Yang-Rohr; then a law student at the University of Baltimore School of Law in Maryland
Start date: Internship starts May 2022; law school starts Aug. 2022

“I am excited to get new experiences in a new place and to be able to further learn about my passions so that I can go out and change the world.”

Alexandre Lacrosse '22

Alexandre Lacrosse ’22

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

Major: Athletic training
New job: Graduate assistant athletic trainer at Aurora University
When hired: Feb. 2022 with a start date in June 2022

“Never underestimate or take for granted the tools that you have at your disposal when at an institution. With great tools comes a productive career. I want to say thank you to everyone at Carthage for giving me the tools necessary to move forward with my professional career.”

Ava Guagliardo '22

Ava Guagliardo ’22

Trauma RN

Major: Nursing 
New job: Trauma RN at St. David’s in Austin, Texas
When hired: April 2022 with a start date in July 2022

“I’m most excited about the new experience of the job and living in Texas.”

Samantha Hendricks '22

Samantha Hendricks ’22

Senior Applied behavior analysis Therapist

Major: Psychology
Minors: Criminal justice and sociology
New job: Senior applied behavior analysis therapist
When hired: Nov. 2018, and starting promotion in May 2022

“I learned about this job from a Carthage classmate in the fall of my freshman year. I started as a behavior treatment technician in 2018 and started the senior intern class in January 2022. Once I graduate, I’ll be a senior therapist.”

Kylee Olson '22

Kylee Olson ’22

Registered Nurse 

Major: Nursing
New job: Registered nurse in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit at Aurora BayCare Medical Center
When hired: March 2022 with a start date in July 2022

“To my best friend Taylor Stapinski — thank you for being my rock and my sounding board through the last four years. It has been a wild ride, but I would not have been able to make it this far without you! 10/10 recommend going through nursing school with your best friend.”

Kelsey Coy '22

Kelsey Coy ’22

Neuro ICU nurse

Major: Nursing
New job: Neuro ICU nurse at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston
When hired: April 2022 with a start date in July 2022

“I am most excited about this position because of the possibility to learn and connect with people who come from various backgrounds. Additionally, I look forward to exercising a variety of my skills as a new nurse. I am absolutely captivated by the plethora of cases, the rapidly evolving evidence-based practice measures, the active patient quality initiatives, and the new medical technology on these floors. I am looking forward to my first day on the unit.”

Caili Hosler '22

Caili Hosler ’22

Labor and Delivery RN

Major: Nursing
Minor: Spanish
New job: Labor and delivery registered nurse at Northwestern Memorial
When hired: March 2022 with a start date in June 2022

“I think my experience, the nursing Professional Identity Program, and all of the skills I learned at Carthage set me up for success at Northwestern!”

Carrie Roberts '22

Carrie Roberts ’22

Registered Nurse

Major: Nursing
New job: Registered nurse at UW-Madison in their level IV neonatal intensive care unit
When hired: March 2022 with a start date in July 2022

“I am most excited about helping my patients grow and seeing them meet every milestone along the way. I am also very excited to be a support system for the parents and family during some difficult times.”

Lauren Corcoran '22

Lauren Corcoran ’22

Post-operative nurse

Major: Nursing
New job: Post-operative nurse at Silver Cross Hospital
When hired: April 2022 with a start date in July 2022

“I’m most excited about the new experiences, and to be able to put my skills and knowledge to practice.”

Antanasia Yancey '22

Antanasia Yancey ’22

Program Coordinator

Major: Sociology
Minor: Educational studies
New job: Program coordinator at Racine Unified School District
Start date: March 2022

“I am most excited about putting all my skills and knowledge to use.”

Vincent O'Neal '22

Vincent O’Neal ’22

Legal Assistant

Major: Political science
New job: Legal assistant
When hired: April 2022 with a start date in May 2022

“I’m most excited about the opportunity to learn.”

David Vowels '22

David Vowels ’22

Personal Trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Major: Exercise and sport science
Minor: German
New job: Personal trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist at the Wisconsin Athletic Club
When hired: March 2022 with a start date in June 2022

“I’m most excited to use my knowledge of sports science, health, and fitness to make people’s lives better every day!”

 

Alyssa Jurasik '22

Alyssa Jurasik ’22

Registered Behavioral Therapist

Major: Criminal justice
Minor: History
New job: Registered behavioral therapist
When hired: April 2022 with a start date in May 2022

“I’d like to thank Prof. Eric Pullin for showing me how to take advantage of the world and opportunities around me.”

Lily Peterson '22

Lily Peterson ’22

Teaching Assistant in France

Major: Elementary education
Minor: French
New job: Teaching assistant with Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF), teaching English in France.
When hired: April 2022 with a start date in Oct. 2022

“I’m most excited about moving abroad and experiencing a new culture.”

Ayo Nelson Fury '22

Ayo Nelson Fury ’22

Graduate student

Major: Chemistry
Minor: German
New job: Graduate student at the Technical University of Denmark in Copenhagen studying applied chemistry
When accepted: March 2022 with a start date in Sept. 2022

“To Dr. Christine Blaine: I owe you so much. You have kept me in line and on track. You have always had the patience with me with whatever I came to you with, be it chemistry or something personal. If it wasn’t for you, I’m not sure I could’ve made it through. Thank you.”

Tylar Bauer '22

Tylar Bauer ’22

Revenue Auditor

Major: Accounting
New job: Revenue auditor for the Wisconsin Department of Revenue
When hired: May 2022

“I think my previous experiences and connections here at Carthage definitely helped me prepare for the interview and get the position.”

Taylor Stapinski '22

Taylor Stapinski ’22

Emergency Room Nurse

Major: Nursing
New job: Emergency room nurse
When hired: April 2022 with a start date in July 2022

“I just want to thank the people who have supported me throughout my journey at Carthage. From my professors to my family to my best friends. I appreciate each and every one of you! Now, I will be starting my dream job this summer, and I couldn’t be happier.”

Mckenna Wallin '22

Mckenna Wallin ’22

Administrative Assistant

Majors: Criminal justice and sociology
New job: Administrative assistant at the Legislative Center for Dekalb County Court Services
When hired: May 2022 with a start date in June 2022

“I’m most excited for the opportunity to network. My employer works alongside the Dekalb County Judiciary at the Dekalb County courthouse, which will allow me to form connections with professionals in the legal field. It’s a great window to build relationships and gain experience so early in my career.”

Richard Gomez '22

Richard Gomez ’22

MedSurge RN

Major: Nursing
New job: MedSurge RN at a Franciscan Hospital in Indiana
When hired: April 2022 with a start date in June 2022

“Without Professor Patricia Flannery, I would not have succeeded in this program. She is always willing to listen to students and help them however she can and genuinely cares for each and every one of us. She is the heart of the Nursing Program and has had only positive impacts on the students. Honestly the best professor I have ever had throughout any year of schooling. Thank you for everything, Professor.”

Marissa Luikey '22

Marissa Luikey ’22

Montessori special education teacher

Majors: Cross categorical special education and elementary education
New job: Montessori special education teacher
When hired: May 2022 with a start date in Aug. 2022

“I’m most excited about starting my career and getting to impact the lives of students in a creative way.”

Dieter Ripperger '22

Dieter Ripperger ’22

GIS/Real Property Analyst

Major: Geographic information science
New job: GIS/real property analyst with Kenosha County
When hired: March 2022 and has already started this position.

“I am most excited about helping the Kenosha community. Maintaining records and creating ways to visualize information for the general public to easily obtain and understand is a crucial part of my new position. I look forward to serving Kenosha County and its citizens.”

 

Cecilia Urbano '22

Cecilia Urbano ’22

Registered Nurse

Major: Nursing
New job: Registered nurse at Aurora Medical Center in the Medical, Stroke, and Oncology Unit
When hired: May 2022 with start date in June 2022

“Thank you to everyone who supported me in this journey! My advice to future students would be never to stop advocating for yourself and to continue to push yourself through the tough times because there is light at the end of the tunnel!”

Lacie Goehl '22

Lacie Goehl ’22

General/Orthopedic Surgical Nurse

Major: Nursing
New job: General/orthopedic surgical nurse at Ascension All Saints
When hired: April 2022 with a start date in July 2022

“I’m so excited to continue working with my coworkers that have taught me so much already and begin changing patients’ lives for the better. My preceptors as a nurse intern and my manager have believed in me since the start, and I wouldn’t be the person I am now without them. Shoutout to those who have supported me along the way; I couldn’t have done it with you!”

Gianna Giuntoli '22

Gianna Giuntoli ’22

Pediatric Oncology Nurse

Major: Nursing
New job: Pediatric oncology nurse at Children’s Wisconsin
When hired: May 2022 with a start date in Aug. 2022

“I’m most excited to to help/be there for my patients during a difficult time. Even if I can make them smile once a day, then I will feel accomplished!”

Sidney Dickinson '22

Sidney Dickinson ’22

Chemist

Majors: Chemistry and neuroscience
New job: Chemist at AbbVie
When hired: April 2022 with a start date in June 2022

“My hands-on experiences in research and laboratory coursework in the chemistry major led to me being a strong candidate for this position.”

Kylie Titus '22

Kylie Titus ’22

Assistant Women’s Wrestling Coach

Major: Neuroscience
New job: Assistant women’s wrestling coach for Chadron State College
When hired: May 2022 with a start date in July 2022

“I am excited to get back into collegiate wrestling but as a coach! I am also excited to have the opportunity to pursue a Master in Business Administration while coaching.”

Andrew Hallstrom '22

Andrew Hallstrom ’22

Electrical Engineer 

Major: Physics
Minors: Biology and mathematics
New job: Electrical engineer at kW Mission Critical Engineering
When hired: May 2022 with a start date in July 2022

“I am most excited about having a career-focused job and preparing for my future.”

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