French and Japanese
“Prof. Pascal Rollet is a mentor to me and has been indispensable in helping me achieve a double major in two languages. He helped shape my schedule as a freshman, given great encouragement throughout my years at Carthage, and motivated me to try harder with French.”
“I hope to become a conference interpreter or provide corporate translations.”
How have Carthage faculty had an impact on your life or Carthage career?
“Professor Pascal Rollet is a mentor to me and has been indispensable in helping me achieve a double major in two languages. He helped shape my schedule as a freshman, gave great encouragement throughout my years at Carthage, and motivated me to try harder with French.
“Professor Yan Wang contributed enormously to my Carthage career. Having studied Japanese since childhood, I came to Carthage with lots of prior knowledge but a rocky foundation. Prof. Wang ensured that I would progress through Carthage with a solid Japanese learning experience.”
“My favorite class has been Professor Stephen Udry’s Issues in Asian History. Although I major in Japanese, I did not know much about history in East Asia prior to this class. Issues in Asian History was eye opening, thrilling, and should be taken by more people.”
Opportunities at Carthage
“I’ve studied abroad, which was an experience I will never forget!”
“I received the Modern Language French Scholarship. Receiving this meant I can attend Carthage with less stress about my finances. It has been a motivator for me to do well in French and always try my best, even when it’s not easy.”
Favorite moments and memories at Carthage
“Some of my favorite Carthage memories are the Japanese Department’s yearly cultural festivals. Every November, Japanese majors and minors put on great performances in the Todd Wehr Center with singing, dancing, plays, music, and even sword demonstrations. It’s always interesting, and no two years are the same.”
Favorite spot on campus
“The Tower lobbies are so nice!”
What would your 8-year-old self think of you now?
“My 8-year-old self would be content with where I am headed now. She knew she would do something that required reading, and it’s coming to fruition.”
Why should other students consider your major? What advice do you have for them?
“Consider the kinds of jobs that will be available after you graduate. Make sure to research and plan for your career path.”
“I chose Carthage because not many schools in the Midwest offer Japanese as a major.”