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Career Services

Carthage Career Connection

Carthage Career Connection, powered by Purple Briefcase, is a free job search website that links current students and Carthage alumni to job opportunities, internships, mentors, and more.

A look at Carthage Career Connection, powered by Purple Briefcase.

Using Career Connection is free for students, alumni, and employers.

EMPLOYERS ONLY: Send an email to careerservices@carthage.edu or call 262-551-5959 for the Carthage school code to use Purple Briefcase at no cost. Students and alumni do not need the code.

Carthage Career Connection is also available as an app for Apple and Android.



New in Fall 2016

Carthage Career Connection, powered by Purple Briefcase, is a new job search tool for Carthage students and alumni. The platform has an exciting new look, more powerful tools, and more ways for students to connect with employers, alumni, and staff. 

Purple Briefcase, the power behind this new system, is a cutting-edge career network used by many universities throughout the country. Purple Briefcase offers:

  • An example of a student profile in Carthage Career Connection.Student Profiles: All Carthage students can develop a visual profile that showcases work history, academic accolades, and extracurricular activities. This visual profile is a new and unique way to share information with employers, but it does not replace a traditional resume. All students are encouraged to build a profile and upload a resume to Carthage Career Connection.
  • Employer Connections: Employers will also have profiles in Carthage Career Connection. Students can search employers, and choose to follow specific employers for alerts of their campus visits and employment opportunities. 
  • Videos, Forums, and Advice: Carthage Career Connection has hundreds of career preparation videos for students to watch and comment on, as well as forums where students can get career advice.

If you have questions about logging into Purple Briefcase or using this important new tool, stop by Career Services in Lentz Hall, or contact Career Services at 262-551-5959 or careerservices@carthage.edu