Paige Myers

Class Year

’16

Hometown

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

Major(s)

Sociology, History

Minor(s)

Spanish

“Adjusting to college was super smooth for me as I immediately clicked with my roommate and made a friend that will last a lifetime. From there I knew I wasn’t alone at college even though my family was six hours away. Second semester went even better as I continued to meet new people and really got involved in Student Government with the Student Life Enhancement committee and rushed K-Phi. Pledging K-Phi and being activated has made my college experience even more amazing than I had thought possible.”

“I knew I wasn’t alone at college even though my family was six hours away.”

Paige Myers, ’16

Career goal

“I am interested in getting involved in some form of social policy work within the government sphere.”

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

“Prof. Wayne Thompson”

Favorite class

“Sociology of Religion”

Toughest class

“19th and 20th Century Mexico (and I don’t regret a bit of it).”

Campus involvement

“Student Government and Kappa Phi Eta”

Opportunities at Carthage

“J-Term in Guatemala, Research Associate for the Sociology Department”

Favorite moments and memories at Carthage

“Being activated into Kappa Phi Eta.”

Favorite spot on campus

“Anywhere I can get sun, so between Johnson and the TWC, if not right by the lake!”

Biggest surprise so far

“I went to a foreign country for a whole month and I am going back to Guatemala next January.”

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

“My 8-year-old self would have been so surprised, because at that age I was all about math and things that are more straightforward than sociology.”

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

“Take a variety of class in both of these majors as neither one has one set path for students, so take advantage to find what you are most interested in and what professors you really click with, because that is so important at Carthage. Having good relationships with professors helps you expand your opportunities on campus.”