Rick Muhammad

Class Year

’16

Hometown

Racine, Wisconsin

Major(s)

Management

Minor(s)

Economics

One thing led Rick Muhammad to pursue his bachelor’s degree at Carthage: He wanted an opportunity for upward mobility. 

A production manager at The Journal Times in Racine, Wisconsin, he decided to major in management because it was related to his work. He hopes to someday become an executive at his company or another large company.

Carthage offered both flexibility and prestige. “I felt a degree from Carthage would be highly regarded in the marketplace,” he said.

It wasn’t always easy. In fact, it was a constant struggle to juggle his course work with his job and other responsibilities.

“I handled it through dedication and a strong support team,” he said. He also made sure to utilize campus resources like the Writing Center, where writing fellows helped him do his best work on papers. “They were knowledgable and the center was very convenient.”

Rick Muhammad earned his bachelor’s degree in management through the Adult Undergraduate Studies program. “I felt a degree from Carthage would be highly regarded in the marketplace,” he said.

Rick Muhammad, ’16

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

Professor Yuri Maltsev. He challenges you, but in an engaging way.”

Favorite class

Physics for Future Presidents. It was challenging yet fun.”

Toughest class

Biggest surprise so far

“The amount of work!”

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

“Go for it!”