Caitlin Schober has found a way to combine two of her passions since coming to Carthage.
“I was always good at the sciences in high school, but it wasn’t until I came to Carthage that I decided I wanted to turn my passion into a career,” she said.
Caitlin, a biology major, is studying to become a physical therapist so she can combine her love of sports and science. She hopes to find her dream job where those two fields meet.
“I would love to work with a professional sports team as its physical therapist, specializing in sports-related injuries,” she said.
Caitlin is always on the go, and this summer she is getting firsthand experience in her chosen field.
“I am interning with a few physical therapists who all specialize in a variety of different areas,” she said. “I observe, answer questions, explain situations, and every so often I assist with exercises.”
When asked about her Carthage experience, Caitlin had only positive things to say.
“That atmosphere and uniqueness of the campus is exquisite,” she explained. “The connection between students and teachers is a lot more personal than what would be seen at a larger institution, but what really matters is the fact that all of your actual teachers (not assistants) know your first and last name.”
“The connection between students and teachers is a lot more personal than what would be seen at a larger institution, but what really matters is the fact that all of your actual teachers (not assistants) know your first and last name.”
How have Carthage faculty had an impact on your life or Carthage career?
“Professor Martino! Anything and everything I have learned from him has been presented in an exciting and easy-to-understand manner. He has also helped me find the career path I was most suited for.”
“Physiology was my favorite class, because it has had the most to do with what I plan on for my career path.”
“I was on the very first Carthage College Lady Reds Diving team, as well as being in the chemistry fraternity and Alpha Lambda Delta.”
Opportunities at Carthage
“I had the wonderful opportunity to be a part of the very first colloquium between Prof. Martino and Prof. Koudelka in their J-Term class that tested workout supplements’ efficiencies during a workout regimen. The class was a blast to be in every day, and the teachers were extremely enthusiastic.”
Favorite moments and memories at Carthage
“I have had several instances where I have worked extremely hard to earn a certain grade in a class; it’s the moment when the final grades come out and I see I have gotten the grade I had been striving for.”
Favorite spot on campus
“I really love being in the gym on the treadmills; I can zone out and watch whatever activity is going on down on the football field and never realize how long I have been running.”
Biggest surprise so far
“My biggest surprise was when I was able to finish my diving season and compete at conference. I had only been diving for two months and was afraid that I could not perform all of my dives; surprisingly I was able to do every one at the meet.”