Luke Ehlert ?24

Luke Ehlert

Class Year

’24

Hometown

Mount Prospect, IL

Major(s)

Neuroscience and Psychology

Luke Ehlert ’24 is a double major in neuroscience and psychology. Through his major, he had the opportunity to run and conduct multiple research projects and present. In 2022, he attended the Midwest Psychological Association Conference in Chicago, giving him the opportunity to hear researchers present their work and grow his scientific thinking skills. 

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“The professors are truly passionate about their research and teaching, which in turn made me more passionate about research and learning. My relationships with my professors are the thing I love the most about Carthage.”

Luke Ehlert, ’24

Why Carthage?

“I chose Carthage because I felt like I could really excel here. I felt I could get opportunities here that will allow me to advance in research, social life, and my studies.”

Faculty mentors

“Carthage faculty have had an insane impact on both my life and my Carthage career. With the professors being so open and willing to help, I was able to be involved and conduct research as a sophomore. I wouldn’t be able to do that at most other colleges. Their help allowed me to feel more comfortable asking questions and more willing to give help to others. I feel I wouldn’t be able to be as close to my professors at any other college and that has made such a huge difference in helping me succeed.”

Favorite class

“My favorite classes have been Cognitive Psychology and Research Methods and Statistics II. I really liked Cognitive Psychology because it is the discipline I want to go into for my career, and I found all the research presented to be interesting. I liked Research Methods and Statistics II because I felt like I was learning something that would be very invaluable for my career, and something I would be using for the rest of my life.”

Campus involvement

“At Carthage, I am the vice president of both Psi Chi and the Psychology Club. I’m also a member of Blitz Ultimate Frisbee Club, Neuroscience Club, and Rock Climbing Club. These extracurricular activities allow me to stay active, make friendships, learn more information, and make more connections that will benefit my future.”

Internships or campus employment

“I have been a psychology supplemental instructor and a Psychology Department fellow. Both of these jobs have allowed me to make a strong foundation in early psychology information and to form a greater connection with the faculty. I think it’s important to learn more about your respected field, but in order to do that, you should have a strong base to build upon. These jobs have given me the opportunity to build that foundation through the scope of teaching it.”

Career goal

“After Carthage, I hope to attend graduate school and earn a Ph.D. in either neuroscience or psychology. After that, I hope to conduct music cognition research.”

Favorite spot on campus

“My favorite spot on campus is the area behind The Tower and Madrigrano Residence Hall where the rocks overlook the lake”

Favorite memory

“The little moments with my friends have made the best memories, whether we are doing homework, sledding, getting cookies, or playing Mario Kart.”

Biggest surprise

“I think the biggest surprise has been realizing that the professors want to see their students excel in classes, in school, in life, and in their future careers. They genuinely care and will go out of their way to help you achieve what you want to achieve. Whether it be your physical, mental, or emotional health, they are always willing to sit, listen, and help you through what you are struggling with.”

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