Sahar Kherani

Sahar Kherani

Class Year



Kenosha, Wisconsin




Political Science

Sahar Kherani ’25 grew up in Kenosha and attended a local high school. She was excited to be given the chance to pursue a degree in finance at Carthage’s School of Business and Economics without having to leave her family or hometown. She is also happy to be a part of a close-knit community where she can be acknowledged for her accomplishments.

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“Carthage allows me to better bond with my professors, advisors, and classmates.”

Sahar Kherani, ’25

Faculty mentors

“Every professor and advisor I have encountered has provided invaluable advice, both in terms of my Carthage career and my finance career. These relationships with various faculty members have allowed me to reflect, discover my interests, and uncover my true potential. I would describe the Carthage faculty as dedicated, reassuring, and resourceful.”

Favorite class

“One of my favorite classes so far would be International Finance with Professor Chao Zheng. This course truly challenged me to understand the international market of finance and its functioning — from exchange rates and balance of payments to trade theories and monetary regimes. It has been one of the most stimulating and rewarding courses I have taken.”

Toughest class

“Although a highly valuable course, Nuclear Proliferation with Professor Jeffrey Roberg would have to be the most demanding class I have taken. However, I enjoyed every minute of Prof. Roberg’s lectures, accompanied by his sense of humor. He facilitated challenging, yet eye-opening discussions that provoked so much thought concerning nuclear war and weaponry.”

Campus involvement

“At Carthage, I am the CEO of Velocity Consulting. Additionally, I am involved in Alpha Lambda Delta, Finance and Investment Club, and the Firebird Book Club.”

Golden opportunities

“During my freshman year, I applied for the Intellectual Foundations Scholarship and attended the Celebration of Scholars Student Award Ceremony. I presented a piece that explores the concept of embracing change in Aeschylus’s ‘Eumenides,’ and I won second place. I also participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program from January to April and was given the Certificate of Service Excellence at the Finance / Accounting Department Awards Ceremony.”

Internships or campus employment

“I landed my first internship as a freshman at Deloitte, which is #1 of the big four accounting firms in the world. Beyond exposure to real-life projects, I learned a lot about my strengths and weaknesses, communication, teamwork, and technological skills, as well as embracing and implementing constructive criticism to develop myself further. Deloitte allowed me to test techniques and skills learned in the classroom, make mistakes in a comfortable environment, embrace change, and make better-informed decisions. Overall, the internship experience confirmed and further motivated me to pursue my future goals and intentions.”

Favorite spot on campus

“My favorite spot on campus is the Kissing Rock. It not only gives a beautiful view of the lake, but it also serves as a symbol for any organization to promote their causes and celebrate success. It is always nice to see which organization is being represented on a weekly basis.”

Favorite memory

“My favorite Carthage memory is the School of Business and Economics Grand Opening. In addition to attending the event, I was offered the chance to represent Velocity Consulting as the CEO, participate in a special student session with Kunal Kapoor (CEO of Morningstar), and run the MyCarthage Instagram page. It was truly a pleasure being a part of this momentous event for Carthage, especially since my mom was in attendance.”

Advice for other students in your major?

“The percentage of women working in the finance industry is ever-growing. A career in finance offers so many opportunities for women to take advantage of. It not only presents complex challenges in a fast-paced environment, but it also gives women the ability to prosper and innovate, voice individual opinions, and make a difference in the world of business. For those who thrive under pressure, finance is the way to go!”