Aliyah Caraballo

Class Year



Porter, Indiana


French, Public Relations

Aliyah Caraballo arrived at Carthage with a declared double major in French and public relations. She aced every class she took in her first semester. She had one regret, though: “I think I could have been more involved my first semester.”

During her second semester at Carthage, she set off to rectify that. She’s now involved with ONE at Carthage, French Club, Residence Life Council, and Alpha Lambda Delta. She’s planning to get even more involved, taking a leadership role in ONE and French Club, and being a resident assistant.


“I’ve made some great improvements since high school. I have become a much better writer and a much more involved individual.”

Aliyah Caraballo, ’17

Career goal

To become an advertising executive in France.

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

Favorite class

“Western Heritage”

Campus involvement

Assistant Campus Leader Elect of ONE, Secretary Elect of French Club, Member of RLC, Pi Delta Chi member, Alpha Lambda Delta member

Toughest class

“Religion and Society”

Opportunities at Carthage

“I’ve gotten to expand my skills and get involved in meaningful projects and organizations.”

Favorite moments and memories at Carthage

“Participating in ONE and being able to show students what power they have by just participating in advocacy actions.”

Favorite spot on campus

“The volleyball court.”

Biggest surprise so far

“Kind professors who are willing to work with you as much as possible.”

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

“I think I would find it odd. It never would have occurred to me that advertising is even a career or a possibility. And I definitely wanted to speak Spanish, because that’s what my brother was going to do.”

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

“Take it seriously and really think about all the possibilities that come with a public relations major. Try and focus on what you really want out of that career.”