Adam Milano

Class Year

’16

Hometown

Geneva, Ill.

Major(s)

Accounting, Finance

Minor(s)

Economics, Spanish

Adam Milano has always seen himself majoring in a business field. “What narrowed my majors to accounting and finance was that I knew I had the right skill sets,” he says. In addition to his double major, he has a double minor — economics and Spanish. Plus he’s a member of the men’s golf team.

After graduating, Adam hopes to work for a major business corporation on his way to becoming a CEO. 

“I have been really surprised by how much the staff at Carthage care about the students.”

Adam Milano, ’16

Career goal

“My career goal is to work for a major business corporation. I hope to one day become a CEO of a corporation.” 

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

“I really enjoyed Brent McClintock for Microeconomics. He made learning a very difficult subject interesting and comprehensible.” 

Favorite class

“I really enjoy my business classes, but another class outside my major that I enjoyed was Faith and Inspiration. This class was taught by Brendan Cook over J-Term as a second religion course. I really enjoyed this class because we learned about art and literature of the Italian Renaissance. I never had a class like Faith and Inspiration in high school, and it was entertaining and informative.” 

Campus involvement

“This year I am a resident assistant in Denhart Hall, and last year I became a member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity. Both of my years at Carthage, I have been a member of the varsity golf team, worked in the Office of Student Life, and been a member of the Finance and Investment Club.” 

Toughest class

“Intermediate Accounting has been a big challenge because of the heavy workload. It is challenging and has really tested my knowledge.” 

Opportunities at Carthage

“I have taken advantage of many opportunities through Carthage. I have become involved in many organizations and clubs on campus while being an athlete. This is not possible at most colleges. Being a member of the Carthage Delta Upsilon Chapter has provided me an opportunity to go to an international leadership conference in Massachusetts. Carthage has also provided me the opportunity to improve my leadership skills through the Character Quest Program.” 

Favorite moments and memories at Carthage

“My favorite moment at Carthage was when I went golfing with (Dean of Students) Jason Ramirez. He likes to think he can beat me, so we always have enjoyable and competitive matches. It is moments like this that make me feel a strong connection with Carthage. We are currently even after two matches, and I eagerly wait for my next opportunity to play him.” 

Favorite spot on campus

“My favorite spot on campus is the indoor golf team practice facility. There is a putting green and a simulator in the room. It’s a wonderful resource for the golf team members to utilize — especially during the cold winter months when there is snow on the ground.” 

Biggest surprise so far

“I have been really surprised by how much the staff at Carthage care about the students. Everyone from President Woodward, the professors, and the Sodexo workers care about Carthage students. It is wonderful to have a connection to the College through the people who work here.” 

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

“My 8-year-old self would be very proud that I have branched out, become very involved in so many organizations, and have two jobs on campus while being able to play on the golf team and maintain solid grades. My 8-year-old self would be very glad that I chose a career path that makes me happy.” 

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

“Be ready for a lot of work. It is challenging and time consuming, but keep working hard. If it’s something you love to do, never give up on it.”