Known for his outgoing personality and humility on campus, Carthage senior Demarias Daniels also excels in the classroom as a dedicated history and psychology double major. Since high school, Demarias has always had the end goal of psychiatry in mind. To get there, he put his faith in Carthage’s invested professors and insightful classes, which encourage students to achieve their full potential in and outside of the classroom.
Now in his last year, Demarias has had a very active career on campus, as shown by his participation in numerous clubs and great connections with friends and professors. To conclude his time at Carthage, Demarias hopes for an internship at any one of the local museums or hospitals.
“I’ve been put on this Earth to help people with their problems. I want to go to med school to become a psychologist/psychiatrist. That has always been my goal after college ever since I was in high school. No matter what, I’ve always devoted myself to this goal and I will achieve this goal no matter what. During the time in med school, I’ve thought about using history to keep a leg up over competition. History provides a lot of learning experience and can keep you up to date with past experiences in the field.”
How have Carthage faculty had an impact on your life or Carthage career?
“Well, the entire History Department has helped me out greatly. I wouldn’t have known how to write a thesis, how to use citations, how to study history, how to relate one event to current events without their help. It is not just one professor, but the entire department that’s done wonders for me, which is something I appreciate. I also appreciate the Psychology Department because they have assisted me in my history thesis.”
“That’s hard to answer because I do not have one. A lot of people have a favorite, however, I just don’t have a favorite class that I have taken throughout my three years here surprisingly.”
“Without a doubt, my toughest class was Sensation and Perception because of my lack of understanding in perception. I wish that I had asked questions and tried to talk to the professor instead of pretending like I knew what he was talking about. My grade wasn’t the best, but I still passed. It still remains my toughest class to date.”
Internships or on-campus employment
“I want to intern at one of the history museums in Kenosha and at a hospital for psychology.”
Opportunities at Carthage
“Not much because I’m boring. I do participate in events here and there but most of my experience is on my own living in Kenosha, enjoying the Carthage life.”
Favorite moments and memories at Carthage
Favorite spot on campus
“I like to travel across the small campus, just walking around and taking in the spots and the view of the lake, especially the lake.”
Biggest surprise so far
“The fact that I’ve gotten a little bit of recognition inside of my major to be considered for anything is a surprise. I don’t stand out much.”
What would your 8-year-old self think of you now?
“He’d tell me that I’m awesome because I’m big and I’m handling my own career path.”
Why should other students consider your major? What advice do you have for them?
“Other students should definitely take up history because it is an interesting major. Many people think that the major is very useless, however, the major helps to understand human nature, human success, human failure, and can aid in plans for the future. By using historical knowledge, a person can make better decisions to determine their future and how to proceed. Psychology is another major I’d recommend because it provides knowledge on disorders, mental issues, areas of the brain that are affected for different reasons, and how to help patients deal with these issues. However, it is very competitive, so approach the major with caution.”
“Be like Nike and JUST DO IT! Don’t be afraid to ask questions and if it feels like what you want to do, then by all means take up the major.”
“I chose Carthage because it is a small institution with professors who pay attention to the students in their classes. The campus body is well put together and handles business. Carthage also offers opportunities to succeed in the real world by building skills throughout the four years.”