Andrew Hauenstein 22

Andrew Hauenstein

Class Year

’22

Hometown

Gurnee, Illinois

Major(s)

Finance

“The small class sizes gave me the opportunity to work one on one with professors and have great in-depth conversations about class content, which allowed me to develop my own ideas and critical thinking skills.”

Andrew Hauenstein, ’22

Career goal

“After my undergraduate degree at Carthage, I will continue my academic career as I work towards my master’s degree in business administration. My long term goals include going into investment banking and working for a hedge fund.”

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

“My first year at Carthage, I was blessed to have met Professor Yuri Maltsev. He provided me with great book recommendations to build off my knowledge of economics and helped me develop my own ideas. He also got me in contact with the vice president of wealth management at William Blair!”

Favorite class

“My favorite class is Money and Banking. I loved this class because it challenged my critical thinkings skills, and it allowed me to work with my classmates to succeed.”

Toughest class

“The toughest class I have taken is Liberation Theology. This was a very hard class because it was all about being able to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and being able to communicate the thinking behind the liberating movements.”

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

“Other students should consider finance as a major because you gain tons of transferable skills for the business world. Meaning, if finance ends up not being the department in business you wish to work in, it still sets you up for a great, critical thinking job in the future. Some advice for students going into finance would be to understand economics and go above and beyond the surface. You will have some great professors who recommend books to read. Take advantage of those recommendations.”

Why Carthage?

“I chose Carthage because of the small class sizes. The small class sizes gave me the opportunity to work one on one with professors and have great in-depth conversations about class content, which allowed me to develop my own ideas and critical thinking skills.”