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A student participating in an internship at the courthouse. If your student is planning to participate in a spring internship, research project, or other experiential learning opportunity, but may be hesitant due to financial restrictions, The Aspire Center may be able to help!

Encourage your students to apply for experiential learning funding!

The Aspire Center strongly encourages and supports students who pursue experiential learning opportunities to broaden their skillset, gain experience, and expand their network. We also recognize that sometimes those experiences may come at a cost, and students have to weigh gaining professional experience vs. working a paying job.

Do your students need help finding a job or internship?

Send them our way!

Step 1 — Have your student start building their My Aspire Plan (MAP) by working on the Securing Experiences Achievement. This walks students through the steps on not only how to find opportunities, but how to strategically find positions and to actually land that future opportunity!

Step 2 — Get them to create an updated profile on Handshake (Carthage’s job and internship posting website) so that employers can find them. Handshake is different from other job sites in that the postings are geared to the skill levels of college students and recent graduates. Employers and postings have also been vetted to ensure credibility.

Step 3 — Encourage them to swing by The Aspire Center on the 4th floor of Lentz Hall. Each student is connected with a career specialist, and we can help students start from square one!

Contact The Aspire Center at for any questions.