Robert Dortch ?18

Robert Dortch

Class Year


Current home

Phoenix, Ariz.



Current Position

Digital Marketing Specialist at Sprouts Farmers Market

Robert Dortch ’18 majored in communication and minored in public relations at Carthage. He currently works at Sprouts Farmers Market in Pheonix, Ariz. as a digital marketing specialist. In this position, he manages influencer marketing, manages budgets, and creates client contracts.

Mr. Dortch is thankful for the many resources he received from Carthage during and after college, and he is especially grateful for his communication professors who took the time to help him reach his goals.

“My professors saw me not just as a student, but as a person.”

Robert Dortch, ’18

How did Carthage prepare you?

“Carthage prepared me in every way. I learned a lot about companies, from how they use key performance indicators and search engine optimization marketing, to how they try to perceive and present themselves to clients.”

What Carthage professors played a part in your success and how?

“My professors were amazing. I was surrounded by wonderful characters who truly want to help me succeed and find my way in the world. They saw me not just as a student, but as a person.”

Tips for current Carthage students?

“Use your resources! Carthage offers programs that help you get internships, attend networking events, they’ll help edit and write your resume, and so much more. I did not take advantage of many of these opportunities until the middle of my junior year, and I wish I had used them from the day I stepped on campus.”

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