Hannah Mack

Class Year

’18

Hometown

Dane, Wisconsin

Major(s)

Marketing and Management

With the encouragement of her professors and classmates, marketing and management major Hannah Mack has been able to really challenge herself at Carthage. Now in her senior year, Hannah has seen her own confidence grow exponentially and now looks at her accomplishments with pride and her future with excitement.

As an active member of Greek life, Hannah credits her sorority for pushing her to succeed. “Alpha Chi Omega has brought me so many amazing experiences and I have become a better version of myself because of it.”

“My biggest surprise so far was that I wanted to be in Greek life. Growing up I never wanted to do the whole sorority thing, but now that I have, I can’t imagine myself anywhere else.”

Hannah Mack, ’18

Career goal

“After graduating, I plan to get into sports management. This summer, I am doing a sports marketing internship that will give me a great look into the world of sports.”

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

“One professor that has had an impact on my Carthage career is Professor Colleen O’Brien. Professor O’Brien came into the classroom everyday excited about what she was going to teach. She also had so many stories of when she worked for other companies that related so well to the material we were learning in class. She made learning fun. The other professor that has had an impact on my Carthage career is Professor Thomas Groleau. The first day of class that I had with him, he took a special interest into me and actually got me into a class that would challenge me instead of taking a class that I already took in high school. Professor Groleau is also my advisor and no matter the question I have, he always has an answer and a way to help me through any issue.”

Favorite class

“My favorite class at Carthage so far has been Principles of Management. Professor O’Brien always made it fun to learn the material and she had so many different ways of teaching it, so it never got boring. We also had one group project to work on for most of the semester which taught all of us how a real company runs.”

Campus involvement

“One organization I am involved in is Alpha Chi Omega. Alpha Chi Omega has brought me so many amazing experiences and I have become a better version of myself because of it. I am on the executive board right after my first semester of joining. Alpha Chi has given me the confidence to be myself and a leader.”

Toughest class

“My hardest classes at Carthage were Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. From these, I learned how to push myself to overcome the challenges so I could really get through the classes.”

Internships or on-campus employment

“I have been doing an internship over the summer and it has been quite the experience. I am doing a Marketing internship with the Madison Mallards, a collegiate summer baseball team. I have learned many things about myself, as well as the world of sports. Working in the sports industry is not easy but it is a lot of fun if you have a great attitude. For my internship this summer, I am doing all the on-field promotional games as well as almost anything that you see in the park that goes on during a game. On non-game days, I do many things in the community as well as many other tasks around the park.”

Opportunities at Carthage

“At Carthage, I will have the opportunity to go on a J-term study tour to Peru. I have also done many projects and presentations that are extremely professional and will be a great portfolio builder when I am looking for jobs.”

Scholarships

“I received a few scholarships from Carthage and it has made going the cost feasible. If I would not have the scholarships, I would not be able to go to school at Carthage.”

Favorite moments and memories at Carthage

“One of my favorite Carthage moments was being apart of the swim team my freshman year. It was an amazing way to meet people and get involved in the Carthage community as a whole. Another one of my favorite memories was getting my bid into Alpha Chi Omega and going to the sorority events.”

Favorite spot on campus

“My favorite spot on campus is in the David A. Straz, Jr. Center by the windows that looks over the lake. It is a great place to study and to just relax between classes.”

Biggest surprise so far

“My biggest surprise so far was that I wanted to be in Greek life. Growing up I never wanted to do the whole sorority thing, but now that I have, I can’t imagine myself anywhere else.”

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

“At 8 I thought I would be a veterinarian, so going into business is something very different than I thought I would do. I have always loved sports so that is something that makes sense to me.”

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

“As a management and marketing major, you can go any which way into the business world. With all the professors experiences and connections, the real world experiences you get in the classroom make your education even more valuable. My advice for other students who are thinking about my majors is to work hard and make relationships with all of your professors. The professors all are very willing to help, you just have to ask.” 

Why Carthage?

“I choose Carthage because of the Business Department and key location. The connections that all the professors have in the professional world are amazing and their real world experiences help to prepare me for after graduation.”