Justin Henke

Class Year

’16

Hometown

Elmhurt, Illinois

Major(s)

Management and Marketing

Minor(s)

Biology

Justin Henke ’16 has three pieces of advice he would give to future Carthage students:

  • Live in the dorms for the first few years.
  • Get involved in a campus organization.
  • Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone.

“I can’t believe how open I am to people now and all of the wonderful opportunities I’ve had to grow and give back to others,” says Justin. He has been able to serve through organizations such as Delta Upsilon and Habitat for Humanity. He is also involved in the full-service marketing agency run by Carthage students, Velocity Consulting.

“Carthage has been a really great time so far and I love it. Hanging out with friends and getting to know new people is exciting, and I’ve changed for the better.”

“I would not believe how open I am to people now and all of the wonderful opportunities I’ve had to grow and give back to others at Carthage.”

Justin Henke, ’16

Career goal

“My career goal is to work in alternative energy.”

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

Professor Colleen O’Brien because she is a no-nonsense and honest person. She lets me know how she feels about certain things, and honesty is a quality that’s good to have in a professor.”

Favorite class

Legal Business Environment because it taught me a lot about the law, and I think that is something everyone should know, regardless of their major.”

Campus involvement

“I’m involved in Delta Upsilon. Greek life is a great way to grow and give back to people, and if you put work into it, you can really improve as a person. I’m also involved in Habitat for Humanity and help build houses right here in Kenosha, which is an awesome opportunity. Velocity Consulting is the final organization I’m involved in. Getting real-world, business experience in an consulting firm has been great.”

Toughest class

Financial Accounting was my toughest class. It just didn’t click with me. I put a lot of work into the class and got help outside class, but it was still very challenging.”

Favorite moments and memories at Carthage

“Greek Week and meeting everyone from other Greek organizations was one of my favorite moments. Nights in the TARC are also a lot of fun. Just hanging out with friends and getting to know new people is an exciting time at school.”

Favorite spot on campus

“The Campbell Student Union because I get to see a lot of people I know and it is an open, social setting.”

Biggest surprise so far

“The biggest surprise to me has been seeing how well I fit into campus. I feel like I’ve really changed for the better and I have had many opportunities open because of that.”

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

“I would not believe how open I am to people now and all of the wonderful opportunities I’ve had to grow and give back to others.”

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

“Be open and get involved. A lot of experiences that are important for business are not taught in the classroom. They have to be earned. Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone.”