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Hired Before Graduation

What’s next for members of the Carthage Class of 2020? Our graduates always have big plans — many of which were in place well before their commencement. Below, meet members of the Class of 2020 who were hired for full-time positions before they even graduated.

Nicole McCarthy '20Nicole McCarthy ’20

Graduate Student at the University of Utah

Major: Neuroscience
Minors: 
Biology and Psychology
New job: Graduate student in the neuroscience Ph.D. program at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City
When accepted: April 2020 with a start date in August 2020

“I am most excited about learning more about the subject I love and being able to generate my own experiments.”

Marco C. Binotti '20Marco C. Binotti ’20

Business Development Representative

Majors: Management and Marketing
New job: Business development representative with Oracle in their NetSuite business unit in downtown Chicago
When hired: March 2020 with a start date in August 2020

“I am most excited to take the past internship experience I have gained because of Carthage and apply it to my full-time position.”

DeAnn Jones '20

DEANN JONES ’20

Registered Nurse

Majors: Nursing
Minor: Photography
New job: Registered nurse on a Medical/Surgical Cardiac/Neuro unit at Advocate Aurora St. Lukes South Shore
When hired: March 2020 with a start date in June 2020

“I am excited to finally do what I feel I was born to do. I am looking forward to caring for people and helping them through low parts of their lives. I am also excited to keep learning every day on the job.”

 

 

Trisha Marie Garcia '20Trisha Marie Garcia ’20

ESL Teaching Assistant

Major: Spanish
Minors: Educational Studies and Sociology
New job: A year-long, paid internship-like experience, assisting in teaching English to non-native speakers in Madrid, Spain
When hired: February 2020 with a start date in October 2020

“I’m most excited about being in the classroom, and falling in love with the teaching process and the culture around me.”

Annie Shirley '20Annie Shirley ’20

Graduate Student at Aurora University

Major: Social Work
Minors: Sociology
and Women’s and Gender Studies
New job: Graduate student studying school social work at Aurora University in Aurora, Ill. 
When accepted: January 2020 with a start date in May 2020

“I’m excited to learn more about practicing social work and get new experiences at my field sites!”

Riley Shine '20Riley Shine ’20

Technology Coordinator

Major: Business Management
New job: Technology Coordinator for Iron Arch Management dba McDonald’s Greater Rockford, Beloit, and Madison areas
When hired: September 2016

“I’m excited about being able to fully push myself in the role now that I’ll be out of school. The role has many opportunities and I’m excited to take it to the next level.”

 

Antoine McKinley Givens '20Antoine McKinley Givens ’20

District Director for a State Representative 

Major: Political Science
Minor:
 Communication
New job: District director for State Representative Mary Edly-Allen in Ill.
When hired: November 2019 with a start date in January 2020 (graduated in Dec. 2019)

“I’m excited about the opportunity to work directly with an elected official in a senior role while helping her district progress.”

Kendall Bacon '20Kendall Bacon ’20

Associate Site Merchandiser

Majors: Management and Marketing
Minor: Public Relations
New job: Associate site merchandiser at Jockey International, Inc. in Kenosha, Wis.
When hired: November 2019 with a start date in June 2020

“This position was created as an extension of my internship. Since this position did not exist prior to my offer, I’m most excited to see how I can continue to define and shape the role as I grow with the company.”

Shiqi Xu '20Xu Shiqi ’20

Graduate Student at the Manhattan School of Music

Major: Music
New job: Graduate student studying classical piano performance at the Manhattan School of Music
When accepted: April 2020 with a start date in August 2020

“I am excited about feeling the musical atmosphere in New York City, enjoying the excellent professors in Manhattan School of Music, and collaborating with other music students as a piano major student!”

 

Lyndsey Bielinski '20

LYNDSEY BIELINSKI ’20

Financial Representative

Major: Marketing
Minors: Spanish and Public Relations
New job: Financial representative at Fidelity Investments in downtown Chicago
When hired: March 2020 with a start date in April 2020

“I’m most excited to move to the Chicago-land area and get started in the new field! I’m currently working part-time from home and I can’t wait to get into the office and meet the team I’ve been working with for the past month. The view of the Chicago River from the office is also a big plus!”

Riley Peterson '20

RILEY PETERSON ’20

Budget and Policy Analyst

Major: Economics
New job: Budget and policy analyst with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Medicaid Division in Madison, Wis.
When hired: January 2020 with a start day in June 2020

“I’m excited to work on public health care, which is something I’ve been interested in doing for several years. I’m also excited to be part of the state coronavirus response, even in a small way.” 

Laura Elizabeth de Rosales '20Laura Elizabeth de Rosales ’20

Women’s Volleyball Graduate Assistant

Major: PE Sport and Fitness
Minors:
 Secondary Education in Health
New job: Women’s volleyball graduate assistant at Alfred University in Alfred, N.Y.
When hired: April 2020 with a start date in August 2020

“I am most excited about getting to experience a new place and meet new people. I’ve lived in Illinois and Wisconsin my whole life and Alfred University is in New York. I’ve never been out to the East coast, even for a vacation, so I think it’s going to be a great change of pace.”

 

McKenna Sanders '20McKenna Sanders ’20

Sales Executive

Major: Communication
Minor:
 Public Relations
New job: Sales executive at FIS in Brown Deer, Wis.
When hired: March 2020 with a start date in June 2020

“I am most excited about applying all that I learned at Carthage to this new job! I am also excited to learn more about the sales world.”

Rachel Roschi '20

Rachel Roschi ’20

Veterinary Student at University of Illinois 

Major: Biology
New job: Veterinary student at University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
When accepted: April 2020 with a start date in August 2020

“I’m most excited about being able to start my journey to becoming a veterinarian!”

Emma Jeronimus '20Emma Jeronimus ’20

Teacher

Major: Elementary Education
Minor: Psychology
New job: Teacher at Shanghai High School International Division in Shanghai, China
When hired: March 2020 with a start date in August 2020

“I am excited to learn about the culture and experience a new way of life!”

 

Sarah Grabowski '20

SARAH GRABOWSKI ’20

Registered Nurse

Major: Nursing
New job: Cardiovascular ICU registered nurse at Aurora St. Lukes in Milwaukee, Wis.
When hired: April 2020 with a start date in July 2020

“I am most excited to be able to make a positive difference in the lives of my patients and their families by providing quality and safe care.” 

Mackenzie Counard '20

MACKENZIE COUNARD ’20

Graduate Student at Adler University

Majors: Neuroscience and Psychology
New job: Graduate student studying clinical psychology at Adler University in Chicago, Ill.
When accepted: December 2019 with a start date in August 2020

“I am excited about relocating down to Chicago and starting my journey to become a clinical psychologist!”

Megan Janiak '20Megan Janiak ’20

Technical Solutions Engineer

Major: Physics
Minor: Mathematics
New job: Technical solutions engineer at Epic in Verona, Wis. 
When hired: November 2019 with a start date in June 2020

“This position is all about problem-solving and I am excited about using the skills I have learned as a physics major to help clients.”

 

Emily Long '20Emily Long ’20

Graduate Student at Spalding University

Majors: Neuroscience and Psychology
New job: Graduate student at Spalding University in Louisville, Ky., studying to obtain a Doctorate of Psychology in clinical psychology with a concentration in health psychology.
When accepted: April 2020 with a start date in August 2020

“I’m most excited to explore a new and lively city, meet friends, and colleagues, and I can’t wait to get hands-on experience in my field!”

Katja Damjanic '20

Katja Damjanic ’20

Field Sales and Marketing Representative

Majors: Finance and Business Management
Minor: Economics 
New job: Field sales and marketing representative at TTI in the northeast Chicago suburbs and southeast Wisconsin suburbs
When hired: December 2019 with a start date in January 2020 (graduated in Dec. 2019)

“I was most excited about being able to take my skills that Carthage taught me, in and out of the classroom, and bringing it into the real world.”

Alexandra Millett '20Alexandra Millett ’20

Physician Assistant Student at Lincoln Memorial University

Majors: Biology and Pre-Physician Assistant
Minor: Psychology
New job: Physician assistant student at Lincoln Memorial University in Knoxville Tenn.
When accepted: December 2019 with a start date in October 2020

“I am most excited about taking the next step in starting my dream career and living in a new place and meeting new people.”

 

Amelia Zietlow '20Amelia Zietlow ’20

Graduate Student at the American Museum of Natural History

Major: Biology
New job: Graduate student in the Ph.D. program in comparative biology at Richard Gilder Graduate School at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, N.Y.
When accepted: February 2020 with a start date in August 2020

“I get to continue studying mosasaurs… which is the topic of my senior thesis. I’m especially excited because being at the museum, I can study both the fossils themselves and their living relatives, which will enable me to answer big questions about their evolution. Finally, I’ll even have my own workspace within one of the best natural history museums in the world!”

Jaclyn Wilks '20

JACLYN WILKS ’20

Human Resources Analyst

Majors: Political Science and Criminal Justice
New job: Human resources analyst at S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc. in Racine, Wis.
When hired: August 2019 with a start date in July 2020

“I am excited to join a culture of people who genuinely care about the business they work for and the products they produce. In addition, I am also looking forward to new experiences and learning opportunities within such a large and diverse company.”

Reid Anderson '20

REID ANDERSON ’20

Financial Professional Development Program Member

Major: Finance
New job: Financial professional development program member at Abbott Laboratories
When hired: August 2019 with a start date in July 2020

“The passion and excitement for working at Abbott come from the opportunity to work for a world-class company that prioritizes an important priority in my life, helping people live their lives to the fullest through better health. I am looking forward to the Financial Professional Development Program itself as it will serve as a tremendous two-year experience, while traveling around the world for four separate six-month rotations, to develop my accounting and finance professional skills in hopes of becoming a future leader for the company.”

 

 

Joseph Hansen '20Joseph Hansen ’20

Graduate Student at Loyola University Chicago

Majors: English and Music
New job: Graduate student at Loyola University Chicago
When accepted: April 2020 with a start date in August 2020

“I’m excited about getting to continue my studies in English!”

Katelyn A Autenrieth '20Katelyn A Autenrieth ’20

Registered Nurse

Majors: Nursing
New job: Registered nurse in the cardiovascular unit at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, Wis.
When hired: April 2020 with a start date in July 2020

“I’m most excited about doing the thing I love most every single day.”

Josey Muske '20

JOSEY MUSKE ’20

Graduate Student at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Major: Biology
Minor: Chemistry

New job: Graduate student in the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. Immunology program
When accepted: March 2020 with a start date in August 2020

“I am most excited to continue researching in an immunology lab and eventually obtain my Ph.D.”

 

Brielle Autery '20

Brielle Autery ’20

Teacher

Major: Neuroscience
Minor: Biology
New job: Science and literature teacher at Glendale Preparatory Academy in Phoenix, Ariz.
When hired: February 2020 with a start date in July 2020

“I am most excited about the privilege of teaching alongside colleagues who share my values in an environment dedicated to excellence and the pursuit of truth, goodness, and beauty.”

Amiya Johnson '20Amiya Johnson ’20

Registered Nurse

Major: Nursing
New job: Registered nurse in the ICU at Froedtert South in Pleasant Prairie, Wis.
When hired: February 2020 with a start date in June 2020

“I am most excited about learning in my new position. The more I learn, the more people I can help. I will truly be put in the position to save lives; the idea of that is so fulfilling.”

Francesca Estacion '20Francesca Estacion ’20

Sales and Management Trainee

Major: Marketing
New job: Sales and management trainee for Sherwin-Williams in the Chicagoland area
When hired: September 2019 with a start date in August 2020

“To pursue a passion for sales while helping people, this position will allow me to exceed in both areas.”

 

Kayla Saavedra '20

Kayla Saavedra ’20

Enrichment Teacher

Major: Theatre with a dance emphasis
New job: Music, theatre, and dance teacher (enrichment teacher) at HOPE Christian School in Racine, Wis.
When hired: April 2020 with a start date in July 2020

“I am excited to be starting the first Fine Arts Program at this School. I plan to share my love for arts education with students in grades K-8!”

Elizabeth Dopke '20Elizabeth Dopke ’20

Spanish Teacher

Major: Spanish
Minors: Secondary Education and Music
New job: Spanish teacher at Conant High School in Hoffman Estates, Ill.
When hired: April 2020 with a start date in August 2020

“I am most excited for the opportunity to build my own classroom from the ground up, and speak Spanish the majority of the time as I’m doing it!”

Kylee Straka '20Kylee Straka ’20

Graduate Student at UW-Milwaukee

Major: Social Work
Minors: Psychology
New job: Graduate student in the Master of Social Work program with a concentration in school social work at UW-Milwaukee 
When accepted: March 2020 with a start date in September 2020

“I am excited to pursue my Master of Social Work with a concentration in school social work, so I can start practicing social work in a school! I’ve always wanted to work with children, and I’m very excited that I’m getting closer to being a school social worker!

 

AnnaMarie Seminary '20

AnnaMarie Seminary ’20

Youth Development Specialist/Graduate Student

Major: Social Work
New job: Youth development specialist at Impact Child and Family Therapies in Kenosha, and graduate student pursuing a Master of Social Work degree at George Williams College of Aurora University in Williams Bay, Wis.
When hired: December 2019 with a start date in March 2020

“I am most excited to start working directly with clients and assisting them in achieving their goals. I am looking forward to continuing my education and working towards a license in clinical social work, along with gaining more experience in the field.”

Margaret Berigan '20Margaret Berigan ’20

Graduate Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

Major: Communication
Minors: Educational studies
New job: Graduate assistant women’s basketball coach at the University of Indianapolis
When accepted: April 2020 with a start date in July 2020

“I’m excited to make the transition from collegiate women’s basketball player to collegiate coach, and learn from a staff of experienced and dedicated coaches.”

Amanda Doherty '20Amanda Doherty ’20

Teacher

Major: Elementary Education
Minors: Biology
New job: First-grade teacher at Edward Bain School of Language and Arts — Creative Arts in Kenosha, Wis.
When hired: May 2020 with a start date in August 2020

“I am most excited about building relationships with students and providing them with authentic educational experiences. Teaching students valuable academic skills and life lessons to help them reach their full potential and achieve their goals is a position I am honored to have and uphold.”

 

Dianna Marie Bindelli '20

Dianna Marie Bindelli ’20

Graduate Student at Palmer College of Chiropractic

Majors: Biology and Neuroscience
New job: Graduate student at Palmer College of Chiropractic
When accepted: July 2019 with a start date in July 2020

“I am excited to continue my education and become a chiropractor in three years!”

Lauren Vejvoda '20Lauren Vejvoda ’20

Audit Associate

Majors: Accounting and Finance
Minors: Dance and Economics
New job: Audit associate at BKD in Chicago, Illinois
When hired: August 2019 with a start date in Sept. 2020

“I am most excited to learn from and work with the most supportive and helpful people at BKD. They are already a great company to work with and have made me feel welcome and part of their team over the last year.”

Bailey Hyatt '20Bailey Hyatt ’20

Emergency Department Nurse

Major: Nursing
New job: Froedtert South Kenosha Campus Emergency Department nurse
When hired: October 2018 with a start date in May 2020

“I am most excited to begin working in the emergency department and learning how to ‘think like a nurse.’”

 

Emily Barrera '20

Emily Barrera ’20

Teacher

Majors: Elementary and Cross-Categorical Special Education
Minor: Spanish
New job: Middle school special education teacher at Harborside Academy in Kenosha, Wis.
When hired: April 2020 with a start date in August 2020

“I am most excited about supporting and building relationships with diverse learners in a school environment that focuses on character and an ethic of service.”

Sarah Schiltz '20Sarah Schiltz ’20

Registered Nurse

Major: Nursing
Minor: Spanish
New job: Registered nurse at UW Health in Madison in the Acute Medical/Progressive Care Unit
When hired: March 2020 with a start date in Sept. 2020

“I am most excited about making a difference in the lives of my future patients and applying what I have learned in my nursing classes and clinical! I am also very excited to be part of a Nurse Residency Program!”

Brad Perry '20Brad Perry ’20

Financial Analyst

Major: Finance and Economics
New job: Financial analyst at Horizon Therapeutics
When hired: April 2020 with a start date in June 2020

“I’m most excited about having a job! Super grateful and thankful for this opportunity during the crisis.”

 

Bret Patton '20

Bret Patton ’20

Sales Recruiter

Majors: Management and Marketing
New job: Sales recruiter at RHM Staffing Solutions, Schaumburg Ill.
When hired: January 2020 with a start date in June 2020

“I’m most excited about the opportunity to live on my own, provide for myself, and start my career in a company that has a lot of growth potential and security.”

Trevor Anderson '20

Trevor Anderson ’20

Marketing Associate

Majors: Management and Marketing
New job: Marketing associate at Chicago Marketing Inc. in Downers Grove, Ill.
When hired: May 2020 with a start date in June 2020

“I’m most excited about applying what I’ve learned over the last four years!”

Sarah Forbes '20

Sarah FOrbes ’20

Teacher

Major: Elementary education
Minor: Spanish
New job: Fifth-grade teacher at Chauncey H. Duker School in McHenry, Ill.
When hired: May 2020 with a start date in August 2020

“I am most excited about continuing my love of learning and working collaboratively with my fellow teachers! I will learn just as much as my students will this year as I meet so many teachers with different teaching styles and strengths.”

 

Heather Lee '20

Heather Lee ’20

National Recruiter

Major: Sociology
New job: National recruiter for Planet Pharma in Deerfield, Ill.
When hired: May 2020 with a start date in July 2020

“I am excited to start my career with this staffing agency and to work with a team that is passionate about the healthcare industry!”

Lauren Swanson '20

Lauren Swanson ’20

Teacher

Majors: Elementary and Cross Categorical Special Education
New job: First-grade teacher at Pleasant Prairie Elementary School
When hired: April 2020 with a start date in August 2020

“I am so excited to join the Pleasant Prairie Elementary School community and build relationships with my diverse learners. I am eager to create a classroom community of lifelong learners, implement character education, and continue to improve my practice as an educator to best meet the needs of all my learners.”

Darien Hiller '20

Darien Hiller ’20

Teacher

Majors: Music Education and Music Theatre
New job: K-8 music teacher at Gaenslen School in Milwaukee, Wis.
When hired: May 2020 with a start date in August 2020

“I am most excited to share my love of music and theatre with the students! In addition to teaching music, I will be starting up new theatre extracurricular activities for the students and I am thrilled to have these students dive deeper into the performing arts.”

 

Patrick Zaker '20

Patrick Zaker ’20

Clinical Lab Accessioner

Major: Biology
Minor: Chemistry
New job: Clinical lab accessioner at Tempus Labs in Chicago, Ill.
When hired: May 2020 with a start date in May 2020

“I am excited to work at a company that is making medicine personalized.”

Aliliywa Mbise '20

Aliliywa Mbise ’20

Registered Nurse

Major: Nursing 
New job: Nurse in the Emergency Department at Ascension All Saints Hospital in Racine, Wis.
When hired: May 2020 with a start date in May 2020

“I am excited about learning many new skills and becoming more grounded in my skills as a nurse.

Grace Schmidt '20

Grace Schmidt ’20

Graduate Student and Graduate Assistant

Majors: Art Education and Studio Art
New job: Graduate student in the Masters of Fine Arts program at the University of Illinois Chicago and graduate assistant to the director of the BFA in Art Education team.
When hired: May 2020 with a start date in August 2020

“My next two years will be an amazing combination of expanding my own art practice, increasing my knowledge of art through academia, and being a part of the inner workings of another school’s art education program. I look forward to assisting the undergrads as much as I am excited to make my next body of work.”

 

Alejandra Arcos '20

Alejandra Arcos ’20

Spanish Teacher

Major: Spanish
New job: Spanish teacher at St. Joseph Catholic Academy. Kenosha, Wis.
When hired: September 2019 with a start date in August 2020

“I’m excited to continue my journey as a teacher and learn more from my students.”

Haley Ehlers '20

Haley Ehlers ’20

Teacher

Major: Elementary Education
Minor:
 Geoscience
New job: Fourth-grade teacher at Pleasant Prairie Elementary School
When hired: May 2020 with a start date in August 2020

“I’m excited to continue working at the school I student taught at! I have met SO MANY incredible people at this school. I can’t wait to be part of such an amazing community and spread my love for learning!”

Matthew Carlin '20

Matthew Carlin ’20

Account Representative

Major: Marketing
New job: Account representative at CDW in downtown Chicago
When hired: December 2019 with a start date in September 2020

“I am excited to apply the sales skills I have learned over my four years when I enter into the real world after graduation!”

 

Allie Wesel '20

Allie Wesel ’20

Americorps Volunteer in Service to America

Major: Neuroscience
Minors:
 Chemistry and Biology
New job: Americorps Volunteer in Service to America at the
Will-Grundy County Medical Clinic in Joliet, Ill.
When hired: April 2020 with a start date in June 2020

“I am thrilled to serve a community that is so close to home and have an opportunity to help people receive access to quality healthcare that they deserve. This is something I am passionate about, and I am excited to learn more about this clinic and how it operates, as well as helping it to continue to thrive and grow.”

Roseretta Norelia '20

Roseretta Norelia ’20

Nurse Resident

Major: Nursing
New job: Nurse resident at Adventhealth-Daytona Beach
When hired: April 2020 with a start date in July 2020

“I’m excited about being able to have the resources necessary to further build a strong foundation for my nursing career!”

Charles Odahl '20

Nathan Charles Odahl ’20

Staff Accountant 

Majors: Accounting and Finance
New job: Staff accountant in the Tax Services Practice of EY’s Financial Services Organization in Chicago, Ill.
When hired: October 2019 with a start date in July 2020

“I am most excited about applying the knowledge I have learned from my accounting classes in real-world situations with a group of similarly-motivated people at one of the most established professional service firms worldwide, and the career advancement opportunities EY provides.”

 

Riley Geoghegan '20

Riley Geoghegan ’20

Doctorate Student

Major: Chemistry
Minors: Dance
and Biology 
New job: Student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, working toward a double-doctorate in law and pharmacy
When hired: March 2020 with a start date in August 2020

“I am most excited about the fact that I will be able to pursue my dreams and work with the people who need it most.”

Lauren Weis '20

Lauren Weis ’20

Teacher

Majors: Elementary Education and Special Education
New job: Fourth-grade teacher at Christian Life School in Kenosha, Wis.
When hired: March 2020 with a start date in August 2020

“I am most excited about fostering a nurturing and positive learning environment while being committed to a quality of engaging and meaningful Biblical curriculum. I’m looking forward to challenging students to achieve high standards, practice their faith, and impact their community and world for God.”

Heather Beckman '20

Heather Beckman ’20

Henry Mancini Fellow and Graduate Student

Majors: Music and Elementary Education
Minor:
Spanish
New job: Henry Mancini Fellow and graduate student at Frost School of Music at the University of Miami
When hired: April 2020 with a start date in August 2020

“I am looking forward to having a rigorous environment of professors and colleagues that will challenge and motivate me while broadening my experiences and understanding within the world of music.”

 

Alison Meeker '20

Alison Meeker ’20

Graduate Student

Major: Accounting
New job: Graduate student in the Master of Accounting program at UW-Madison
When hired: February 2019 with a start date in September 2020

“I am excited to move to a new city, meet new people, and continue my education at a Big 10 school.”

Samantha Cervantes '20

Samantha Cervantes ’20

Tax Associate

Major: Accounting
New job: Tax Associate at Ernest & Young
When hired: October 2019 with a start date in January 2021

“I’m very excited to meet new people and eager to learn from them!”

    

Congratulations to all our graduates!


Past Success Stories


  • Quick Facts

    • Carthage is named a Best Midwestern College by The Princeton Review (2020), 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.

    • You’re going to need brain fuel. Grab a morning coffee and a snack and Starbucks or Einstein Bros. Bagels. Later, meet friends at “The Caf,” where the specials change daily but the staples are constant, or swing through “The Stu” for wings, a burrito, or a sub. A new option, Carthage Cash, even covers some off-campus meals.

    • More than 90% of Carthage alumni report that they have secured a job or are continuing their studies six months after graduation. Visit Career Services.

    • 91% of employers say critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills matter more than your major when it comes to career success. Learn more about how the liberal arts prepare you for a successful career.

    • Lots of schools wear the four-year label. Carthage stands behind it. More than 90% of Carthage graduates earn their degrees in four years. Learn more

    • Oscars. Emmys. Tonys. Golden Globes. The playwrights we’ve brought in have them. Each year, the Carthage Theatre Department commissions an original script by a renowned playwright for its New Play Initiative. Carthage students then work with the writer to stage it. 

    • Carthage has ranked as a top Fulbright producer for four of the past five years. Read about Carthage Fulbright winners.

    • Things look new at Carthage because they are. Our science center, student union, athletic and recreation center, and numerous residence halls have all been constructed or newly renovated in the last 15 years.

    • Carthage offers majors, minors and concentrations in more than 50 areas of study, from archaeology to neuroscience, nursing to music theatre.

    • Our Summer Undergraduate Research Experience offers select students a research budget, one-on-one mentoring with a professor, and 10 weeks of analyzing, deciphering — and getting paid.

    • So the lake is kind of a focal point, but there’s a lot more to love about our campus — like the fact that our more than 80-acre campus is also an arboretum and wildlife sanctuary. Focused on keeping campus lush forever, we plant between 50 and 75 new trees every year from a variety of species.

    • Carthage was founded in 1847. That’s more than 170 years of leaders, makers, and go-getters going out and going forth. Read more about Carthage’s rich history.

    • More than 90 percent of students receive financial aid. Carthage awards more than $20 million in scholarship and grant assistance. That includes $5.5 million in competitive scholarships in business, mathematics, science, languages, the fine arts, leadership, and overall academic strength. Learn what’s available.

    • Abraham Lincoln was an early Trustee of the College, and U.S. Secretary of State John Hay was a Carthage alum. The two still have a proud place on our campus. Spend some time with them in our Sesquicentennial Plaza. On warm days you’ll find professors leading their classes here.

    • Come to Carthage; hear yourself think — think … think …
      Legend has it that Sesquicentennial Plaza holds a perfect echo. Just stand with both your feet on the “1847,” face Straz, and start talking. “You’re the only one who can hear you, but you’ll be crystal clear,” promises English and theatre alumna Mikaley Osley.

    • Our Great Lake provides Carthage students with some amazing views. Think classes on the beach, lake views from the lab, and sunrises from your dorm room. “I love waking up in the morning with the sun shining off the lake. Nothing compares to the view in the morning,” recalls biology and neuroscience major Ann O’Leary.

    • Carthage awards up to 35 Presidential Scholarships each year, which range from $20,000 up to full tuition. Learn more.

    • For a full decade, NASA has selected Carthage students to conduct research aboard its zero-gravity aircraft. Lately, the stakes have risen. A team of underclassmen is grinding to prepare a tiny but powerful Earth-imaging satellite for launch to the International Space Station. Learn more about the space sciences at Carthage

    • Carthage is the only college or university in the Midwest where every freshman takes a full-year sequence of foundational texts of the Western intellectual tradition. Learn about the Carthage core.

    • With a student-faculty ratio of 12:1, your professors will know who you are. They will also know who you want to be — and how to get you there. Meet our faculty.

    • There are more than 130 student organizations on campus, from Amnesty International to Fencing to Frisbee, Chem Club to Stand Up Comedy. See how easy it is to get involved.

    • True story: There are more than 27 art galleries, a dozen museums, and nine theatres within 25 miles of Carthage. Some highlights: The nationally recognized Racine Art Museum, the world-renowned Art Institute of Chicago, and the Milwaukee Art Museum. Learn more about our location.

    • What’s better than one professor? Two professors. What’s better than two professors? Two professors from totally different fields teaching a single class. There’s debate. Discussion. Differing perspectives. This is where the magic happens. That’s why every student takes a Carthage Symposium.

    • You can’t hide here — not with only 17 other students in the classroom with you. That’s going to be rough some mornings. But later, when you’re able to argue your point of view thoughtfully, express your opinions succinctly, and meet challenges head-on, without fear … Yep, you’ll thank us.

    • Carthage is ranked No. 3 in the country for student participation in short-term study abroad. Every J-Term, hundreds of students travel all over the world on faculty-led study tours. Imagine a month in Sweden, Rome, Cuba, Senegal, India, Japan …

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