ENTRANCE RAMP TO SUCCESS
Built exclusively for Carthage students, The Aspire Program™ connects interests to hidden career paths as you grow into a versatile professional who’s equipped to handle anything. All students participate, and we spread the tasks across four years so it won’t stress you out. Think of it as a guided pathway to a great job and, even better, a rewarding life.
Shape Your Future
of Carthage alumni report they’ve secured a job or are continuing their studies six months after graduation
Entering The Aspire Program, students start shaping a customized career plan in their first days on campus. Here are a few of the highlights:
Based on your interests, we’ll match you with a career specialist who knows the industry inside and out. Plus, it’s easy to network with Carthage graduates working in similar fields. You can even attend a professional conference without leaving campus.
Learn by Doing
Valuable hands-on experience can give you an early edge in the competitive job market.
- Internships: Our prime location between Milwaukee and Chicago puts internships with all kinds of companies and organizations within reach. If you find a great opportunity that just doesn’t pay enough, Carthage has funding available.
- Study Abroad: Whether they learn overseas for a year, a semester, or just a few weeks through our popular J-Term study tours, students consistently return transformed.
- Research Here, original research is part of every student’s journey. Faculty in the sciences lead experiments with big-time partners like NASA, but all majors require a scholarly project to graduate.
Evan Blievernicht ’22 received an internship at Snap-on Tools.
Ayanna Crenshaw ’23 shows off a ring she got as a sales intern with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Internships provide hands-on learning at companies like Jockey, Abbott Laboratories, Fiserv Forum, and more!
As a finance intern at LMI Packaging, Lydia Siegler ’23 works in the office alongside accounting staff members.
Carthage space science students have interned at the NASA Kennedy Space Center and at the NASA Academy at NASA Langley Research Center.
Early and often in their time at Carthage, students are challenged to perform original study under the close guidance of experienced faculty.
It’s not just about getting a great job. The Aspire Program™ is about understanding how your activities in and outside of work can help you to build a satisfying life.
Carthage hosts several events throughout the year, including career fairs and networking opportunities, so students can learn more about available internship, grad school, and career prep opportunities.
“At a time when I was very unsure about where I wanted my career to go after graduation or how to pursue a career path, the Aspire Program helped me find where my passions lie, gave me a better understanding of possible career paths, and helped me connect with alumni in my field of interest. I now have actionable steps to take as I launch my career.”
— Sydney Arbeiter ’22