Tyler Hunter

Tyler Hunter

Class Year

’25

Hometown

Burlington, Wis.

Major(s)

Japanese and Asian Studies

Minor(s)

Economics and Business Administration

“I chose Carthage because I really loved the atmosphere of having close relations with the professors and feeling more involved in the classroom and on campus. The other main reason is for the reputation of Carthage’s study abroad and Japanese programs.”

Tyler Hunter, ’25

Why Carthage?

“I chose Carthage because I really loved the atmosphere of having close relations with the professors and feeling more involved in the classroom and on campus. The other main reason is for the reputation of Carthage’s study abroad and Japanese programs.”

Faculty mentors

“Carthage faculty have always been very supportive of my goals and questions and don’t hesitate to meet one on one. Particularly, my relationship with Professor Yan Wang has been the best experience I’ve had in my career with a faculty/superior. She is always pushing me to grow and challenge myself, as well as supporting me in my struggles and worries. For example, the study abroad process can be very stressful, and judging self-language skills is a common barrier language learners face, but she always has words of wisdom that allow me to push my own limits and progress/grow as a student and as a person.”

Favorite class

“My Japanese language course or my J-Term business in the Chinese-speaking world.”

Campus involvement

“I’ve been involved in Ultimate Frisbee and Martial Arts Club, but now I am only active in Japanese Club and WAVE Radio. All have been really great experiences to meet new people and learn new skills.”

Career goal

“I plan to work for an international company living in Japan to boost international relations between the U.S. and Japan.” 

Favorite spot on campus

“The seventh-floor Tower lobby at night watching the moon over the lake.”

Advice for other students in your major?

“Learning a language is one of the best things you can do. Not only is it fun to learn about another culture, but you can see the differences in ways of thinking and values from people around the world. You also gain valuable skills that can be applied to learning anything, and I have found this especially beneficial for my response to challenges and personal growth.”

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

“My 8-year-old self would be so amazed and excited to see that in the future, he will be traveling the world and studying different languages and cultures all over the world. He probably thought he would be a historian, but now he will be someone learning about the past and additionally applying language and ideas to change the future.”

Scholarships

“I received the Carthage Modern Language Scholarship. This scholarship to me not only proved to me the work that I put in during the application process but also the motivation to progress my skills far beyond normal expectations. Having this scholarship reminds me of how much I am capable of and the impact I can have by utilizing my strengths and playing around with my weaknesses.”