We would like to congratulate Sarah Gorke ’04 on her promotion to Director of Career Exploration and Design and Academic Advisor for Undeclared Students.

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Sarah Gorke ’04 promoted to Director of Career Exploration and Design

By The Aspire Center

May 04, 2021

Sarah Gorke promoted to Director of Career Exploration and DesignWe would like to congratulate Sarah Gorke ’04 on her promotion to Director of Career Exploration and Design and Academic Advisor for Undeclared Students.

The Aspire Center began providing academic advising for undeclared students in fall 2020, in addition to the existing career guidance students were receiving. Sarah served simultaneously as the Arts and Culture Career Specialist, and Academic/Career Advisor for undecided/undeclared students. With the addition of academic advising and activities related to Aspire’s role in student retention, it was not possible to serve undeclared, arts, and culture students adequately.

Sarah’s duties will include:

  • Facilitate Aspire engagement throughout the admissions process, including presentations and print/online materials to positively influence the role of Aspire in prospective students’ decision-making process to attend Carthage
  • Provide academic and career advising for undeclared students
  • Orchestrate academic/Aspire coordination for undeclared and exploratory students, such as designing collaborative belonging events to introduce students to areas of study and/or deepen connections with faculty and upperclassmen in departments of interest
  • Develop initiatives to help students explore curiosities as a part of building their understanding of vocation/purpose and supporting pre-entrepreneurship activities
  • Serve as the primary point person in Aspire for implementation and sustainability of institutional initiatives such as Moon Shot for Equity (including navigate/EAB) with a specific focus on retention and student reflection 

Sarah will also contribute to regional talent pipeline initiatives related to building career awareness, including connectivity with the Higher Education Regional Alliance (HERA) and Racine Unified School District Academies of Racine. 

In honoring Carthage’s commitment to holistic advising, this position will be a transformative bridge for our undeclared and exploratory students and how they navigate and interact with others on campus. 

We are grateful for the faculty and staff who assisted with the recent search to find a new Arts and Culture Career Specialist. Carrie Kim starts on Monday, May 10.