Sarah Dunn

Class Year

’16

Hometown

Hudson, Wis.

Major(s)

Computer Science

Minor(s)

Japanese, Math, Music

Sarah Dunn first became interested in Carthage because of the “great Japanese program.” After narrowing her dream schools down, Carthage’s atmosphere ultimately pulled her in. 

As a computer science major, “students learn how to solve problems and think like a programmer. It’s more than just the language of the computer,” she said. 

“All the teachers I have had have been helpful and supportive.” 

Sarah Dunn, ’16

Career goal

“My goal is to be a computer programmer.” 

How have Carthage faculty had an impact on your life or Carthage career?

“I have had a lot of great professors!” 

Favorite class

“My favorite class so far has been Principles of Computer Science.” 

Campus involvement

“I am part of the Carthage Treble Choir, and I am currently a Supplemental Instructor for Principles of Computer Science I.” 

Toughest class

“Heritage II.” 

Opportunities at Carthage

“I am part of a computer science research class. I think that being part of the research class will end up being a really great experience because I will get some experience working on a real world problem. Also, I get a taste of working in a group and collaborating with other students to solve certain problems.” 

Favorite moments and memories at Carthage

“My favorite moment on campus so far was on the first day of orientation freshman year when my fear of not making any friends was put to rest. On that day I met the person who is now my best friend on campus.” 

Favorite spot on campus

“My favorite spot is the group study area in the library because it’s a good spot to get together with friends and do homework with minimal distractions.” 

What would your 8-year-old self think of you now?

“My 8-year-old self would cringe at the thought of working with computers and doing math. When I was younger I struggled greatly with these subjects and now I enjoy them.” 

Why should other students consider your major? What advice do you have for them?

“Stick with it. Computer programming can be really frustrating until you understand what you are doing, and even then it can be difficult. It is still rewarding and satisfying when all your hard work results in a running program.”