Samantha Meszaros

Class Year

’15

Hometown

Crystal Lake, Ill.

Major(s)

History, Political Science

Minor(s)

Women’s and Gender Studies

Samantha Meszaros is studying History, Political Science, and Women’s and Gender Studies. Even with three diverse areas of study, she finds that they all have one thing in common: “Every staff member is excellent,” she said. “There is not one professor who does not care about about the success of their students.” 

A highlight of Samantha’s college career was interning for State Representative Peter Barca. She helped with the preliminary stages of campaign management. “It was great seeing firsthand how politics work,” she said. 

Samantha isn’t yet sure what she wants her future to hold, but with such a well-rounded education, she can branch out to many different paths. One thing is for sure though: “I know that Carthage will prepare me for any direction that I may go.” 

“What has surprised me the most is that professors really do make connections with students. The professors I had first semester freshman year still remember my name.”

Samantha Meszaros, ’15

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

Ellen Hauser.” 

Favorite class

“Women and Politics.” 

Campus involvement

Samantha is Trial Student Government Representative for Carthage Allies, is secretary of both Model United Nations and Amnesty International, and is a member of Phi Alpha Theta

Toughest class

“Historical Methods.” 

Internships or on-campus employment

“Last year I was an intern for State Representative Peter Barca. My duty as an intern was to help with preliminary stages of campaign management. It was great seeing firsthand how politics work.” 

Opportunities at Carthage

“I have been on one J-Term trip. It was to Poland during the Jewish Festival and it was an amazing experience to visit another country!”

Favorite moments and memories at Carthage

“Making many lifelong friends.” 

Favorite spot on campus

“My favorite spot on campus is the library.” 

Biggest surprise so far

“What has surprised me the most is that professors really do make connections with students. The professors I had first semester freshman year still remember my name.”

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

“You better like reading and writing!”