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Laine Scheuble ’17

Hometown

Ramsey, Minnesota

Major(s)

Economics

Minor(s)

Asian Studies, Japanese

Favorite spot on campus

“Beach. 100 percent.”

As an 8-year-old, Laine Scheuble ’17 wanted to be a meteorologist, but his paths changed somewhere along the line, and he is now majoring in economics at Carthage.

After graduating, he hopes to use the skills he acquires at Carthage as an economist to better the world in significant, meaningful ways. “[Economics] helps to see the world in an entirely new light,” he said.

When deciding what college to attend, Laine says he chose Carthage because other programs “could not compete with the small class sizes and amazing faculty here.”

“I have been incredibly pleased with the professors and students that are here. I am happy I am here.”

Career goal

“What I do is not necessarily important to me. I just want to enjoy what I do.”

Favorite professor

“Most of my professors have impacted my experience. Each professor gives students the opportunity to get to know them as a person and openly distribute their opinions amongst them while accepting others’ opinions, regardless of how they might differ.”

Favorite class

“It’s hard to pick just one. My Japanese or economics classes have been my favorite. Mostly because of the way I have been allowed to renew my perspective of the world and develop new opinions about myself. I truly appreciate those opportunities that were presented to me.”

Toughest class

“Personally I think the hardest class here was Introductory Japanese I (JPN 1010). Mostly because it was my first semester of learning it, and it was incredibly early in the morning. The combination of challenging, yet fair material with early morning on a night owl was brutal.”

Opportunities at Carthage

“I had the privilege of going to Japan for a J-Term study tour in 2015. It was life changing. I can confidently say it has greatly impacted the person I am and I will most definitely continue taking every opportunity I can.”

Campus involvement

League of Legends Club is an up and coming powerhouse for competitive esports. We are in a powerful region with the second best team in North America and we continually give these strong teams (that even have scholarships) a run for their money. We hope that this year we will make it to the finals of the uLOL tournament and take the championship for Carthage College.”

Favorite moments at Carthage

“Any experiences relating to League of Legends Club are pretty awesome. It’s a fantastic group of people with big hearts and burning passions for the game.”

Biggest surprise so far?

“My biggest surprise so far is how kind some of the more strict-seeming professors actually are.”

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

“He would be upset that I did not go into meteorology, but be excited that I could speak a new language!”

Advice for other students considering your major

“Be open to the ideas. They might seem strange at first to imagine things from an economic viewpoint, but I promise it is worth it.”

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