Maximilian Kellerhals 23

Maximilian Kellerhals

Class Year

’23

Hometown

Gurnee, Ill.

Major(s)

Finance

Minor(s)

Film and New Media, Economics, Studio Art

“Finance is important for everyone because knowing how money and business overlap will help you in any career you choose. Also, through this major, you can learn how to be a better leader and a better person.”

Maximilian Kellerhals, ’23

Career goal

“My career goal is to work in film, either by being a director or a producer. I would love to run my own production company and help produce independent pictures and blockbusters.”

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

“Many of my professors have helped me not only with my college career, but also with my personal life by being incredibly understanding and supportive. Professor Jojin Van Winkle has helped me obtain many jobs by recommending me to employers.”

Favorite class

“I’ve liked all my classes for different reasons, but I was very surprised by how helpful my Management class was. It taught me useful leadership and management skills that will help me succeed in my career.”

Toughest class

“My Statistics class has been my toughest class so far because there were so many new concepts that we were learning at a rapid pace.”

Favorite moments and memories at Carthage

“I really enjoyed when one of the fraternities on campus threw a $5 prom. It was the most fun night I have had on campus.”

Favorite spot on campus

“I really enjoy walking alongside the beach and listening to music.”

Biggest surprise so far

“The biggest surprise was how many opportunities have opened up to me at my young age. I am really excited to see what other opportunities may present themselves in my future.”

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

“My 8-year-old self would be giggling and be happy about the fact that I’m making movies.”

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

Finance is important for everyone because knowing how money and business overlap will help you in any career you choose. Also, through this major, you can learn how to be a better leader and a better person.”

Why Carthage?

“I chose Carthage because it’s a beautiful campus with welcoming people. I have had plenty of opportunities that will give me the ability to achieve whatever I want in life.”