Logan Frank

Class Year

’17

Hometown

Chaska, Minn.

Major(s)

International Political Economy and Finance

Minor(s)

Political Science and Economics

When it came time for Logan Frank to start applying for college, he wanted to make sure he chose a school that could prepare him for his future. “I visited a lot of schools in my college search, but Carthage stood out from the rest in their commitment to preparing students for their lives and careers.”

Now here, Logan is double majoring in both international political economy and finance and is also double minoring in political science and economics.

“International political economy offers students a versatile degree that can be used in a wide range of careers. You can work for the government, a nonprofit, or a multinational corporation. You can emphasize a specific language or region, a topic like economic development or international politics, and are exposed to diverse opportunities. With IPE your career options are endless.”

Along with his rigorous course schedule, Logan has had an internship with the Republican Party of Wisconsin and is also involved in the Carthage Debate Team and the Carthage College Republicans.

“Honestly, I can’t think of one class I have taken, or one professor I’ve had that hasn’t impacted me in a positive way. If you go into a class with an open mind and a commitment to learn, you’re going to have an amazing experience.”

Logan Frank, ’17

Career goal

“There are a lot of potential directions that I could go in with my degree. Currently, I’d like to work for the U.S. Government as an international trade specialist or an international security analyst. I plan to earn a master’s degree after graduating from Carthage.”

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

“Honestly, I can’t think of one class I have taken, or one professor I’ve had that hasn’t impacted me in a positive way. If you go into a class with an open mind and a commitment to learn, you’re going to have an amazing experience.”

Favorite class

Western Heritage with Paul Kirkland was definitely my favorite course. I went in with low expectations because I wasn’t a fan of literature in high school, especially classical work like the Odyssey and Shakespeare, but the course fascinated me. I felt like I really learned something about myself and about life. Western Heritage opened my eyes and fueled my passion to learn.”

Campus involvement

“I belong to the Carthage College Republicans and the Carthage Debate Team. The College Republicans organization involves a lot of volunteering, but we get to meet a ton of leaders and politicians. With the debate team, I’ve traveled all around the Midwest and have faced some of the best debaters in the country.”

Toughest class

Letters of the New Testament has been the most challenging class for me. It was my religion elective and I’m pretty sure I was one of the two people in the class who wasn’t a religion major or minor, but I liked it. I felt pushed to keep up with the religion students, and that extra challenge helped me take a lot more out of the course.”

Internships or on-campus employment

“I was an intern with the the Republican Party of Wisconsin at their Racine Victory Office for my entire freshman year. It was an amazing experience. I got to meet U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, Congressman Paul Ryan, and a ton of state and local leaders. I made thousands of phone calls and door knocks, talked to local voters about issues, poll watched, and got to spend election night at Paul Ryan’s victory party.”

Opportunities at Carthage

“I’m involved in the Carthage College Republicans and we’ll be going to CPAC in February of 2015. CPAC is a huge conservative political conference held in Washington, DC. Every year they have a presidential straw poll so every Republican who plans to run for president in 2016 will be there.”

Favorite moments and memories at Carthage

“Watching Paul Ryan debate Rob Zerban on campus was awesome. I was in the second row and I’ve never seen the Student Union so full.”

Favorite spot on campus

“The Clausen Center for World Business is my favorite place to be on campus. First off, it has Starbucks. Secondly, it’s a beautiful building with a very professional atmosphere. The Clausen Center reminds me that Carthage is committed to preparing me for my career, and that I should be focused on my future.”

Biggest surprise so far

“I was really surprised by how friendly students and staff are. Everybody holds doors for you, you can have good conversations with strangers while waiting for your Starbucks, and even if you had just one class with someone they’ll always give you a friendly ‘hello.’”

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

“My 8-year-old self would think that I am a total nerd. At age 8 I wanted to be a policeman or in the army.”

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

“Take your education seriously. Have an open mind and embrace things that challenge you. This is your life and your future.”