Bradley Szubryt ?26

Bradley Szubryt

Class Year



New Lenox, IL


Neuroscience and Psychology



Bradley Szubryt ’26, a recipient of the Highest Honors Scholarship, is a double major in neuroscience and psychology with a minor in religion. With religion being a big part of his life, Bradley is glad to be involved in a faith community on campus. He is a student worker for Carthage’s Center for Faith and Spirituality, a frequent participant of Interfaith Lunch, and founder of Bible on Tap, a student group that meets weekly to discuss faith.

At Carthage, Bradley is able to participate in many unique opportunities within his area of study. He traveled to Honduras for J-Term to learn about the evolution of nervous systems and behavior, and to examine Honduran culture. As a participant in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program, he conducts research with Professor Sara O’Brien, exploring the role of incompleteness in predicting OCD symptoms.

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“I had a gut feeling Carthage was where I belonged. I trusted my gut, and I am proud I did.”

Bradley Szubryt, ’26

Faculty mentors

“There are tons of great faculty here who have helped me out a lot. They all tolerate my endless questions in class and help out when I ask for it. I have found that teachers will always make time for you outside of class hours. I love all the faculty but especially professors Paul Martino and Sara O’Brien. They are here for me whenever I need and give me great advice. We’ve had numerous insightful discussions, and they have helped me personally and in my educational endeavors.”

Favorite class

“My J-Term class was by far my favorite. We went scuba diving for a week in Honduras and then explored mainland Honduras for another three days. I had so many insightful conversations with our teachers and the people joining us on the trip, and got to meet and bond with my peers. I have so many special stories from this trip that I will hold on to for the rest of my life.”

Campus involvement

“I co-founded Carthage’s chapter of Best Buddies and am currently the co-president. Additionally, I co-founded the Clinical Psychology Club and am the president of this club. I am also a member of the Soccer Club, Special Olympics, Enactus, Psych Club, and Interfaith Lunch. I’m involved in so much but love being a part of each organization because I get to see the friends I’ve made at each gathering.”

Golden opportunities

“I am loosely associated with the Neurophysiology Lab and plan to prioritize it more next semester. I got into the SURE program to continue my research with Prof. O’Brien, and I am one of the two psych fellows.”

Career goal

“I want to be a clinical psychologist or, in other words, a therapist.”

Favorite spot on campus

“There are so many good spots on campus. I have a bunch of homework spots or places I go to call friends and family, but I think sitting out by the lake has got to be my favorite.”

Favorite memory

“Our last Best Buddies meeting this year was a special one to me. The weather was beautiful, so we played bags, giant Jenga, Uno, and volleyball outside The Tower. It was special not only because of the weather and activities, but because I made an effort to enjoy the event. Normally, I am running around, managing, and making sure everything is running smoothly, but at that meeting, I just got to hangout. I really enjoyed it.”

“The Champion’s League game this year is another one of my top memories. Instead of just playing pickup, the Carthage Soccer Club organized a full 11v11 game with referees and used a scoreboard. It was so much fun playing competitively with friends and family in the stands.”

Best study tip

“Don’t just look at your notes. Try to organize them into what is important in a study guide.”

Best tip for making friends

“Get involved and make an effort. Getting involved is one of the most overused statements, but it is for a reason. If you don’t find a club that matches your interests, you can always make one yourself.”

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

“My eight-year-old self would think I am a beast. I feel like he would admire the goals I have decided to tackle in my career/studies, but most importantly, he would also be very proud of me for breaking out of my shell, getting involved, and making so many amazing friends.”