Zachary Wenta

Class Year

’15

Hometown

Kenosha, Wis.

Major(s)

Computer Science

Minor(s)

Mathematics

Zachary Wenta chose Carthage for “the small class sizes and the good reputation Carthage has as a liberal arts college.” Once here, he discovered a passion for computer science. “Computer science is alive and thriving,” he says. “If you love to learn, then studying computer science will be your go-to major. There are always new libraries, code practices, seminars and technologies in the field being created every day. You will never get bored and always have an avenue to explore.”

Zachary has been involved in the Computer Science Club on campus and has enjoyed his time here so much that the years have flown by. “I’m surprised I am graduating in a year!” he says.

“The friendships I’ve made and the quality time I’ve spent with these people at Carthage are my favorite moments and memories.”

Zachary Wenta, ’15

Career goal

“My career goal is to be a software developer once I graduate from Carthage. I would like to contribute to society at large by providing a significant piece of software that people can use and benefit from.”

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

Mark Mahoney has taught me invaluable knowledge about computer science and has helped initiate a position for gaining and practicing real-life skills in the library here at Carthage (as a programmer).”

Favorite class

“I have had many favorite classes at Carthage; notably Pursuit of Happiness, Life After Carthage, Yoga, Public Speaking, and Software Design and Development. Each of these has taught me a lesson that wasn’t the purpose of the class (to simply know the material). I learned real-life lessons as the result of these classes.”

Toughest class

“My hardest class at Carthage was Calculus 2. I had a disposition coming in that the class wouldn’t be very challenging; I had taken Calculus prior and thought Calculus 2 wouldn’t be different. Shortly after, I had bumped the possibility of a math major to a minor.”

Internships or on-campus employment

“I have had an opportunity to be a web developer at Jockey Inc. here in Kenosha. I am a part of the e-commerce team and it is our job to update, fix, and maintain the web site for Jockey.”

Favorite spot on campus

“The whole campus. Who doesn’t like going to a school along Lake Michigan?”

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

“Computer science isn’t easy, for most. Don’t be discouraged if it is hard. It is not the easiest for me, but I like the challenge. This is something you must think about.”