Carroll College, Helena Montana

Student Profiles & Alumni Outcomes

Featured Student Profiles

Athena Schlyer, Class of 2015

Hometown: Napa, California
Degree: Business Administration

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Why did you choose to study business? I chose to study business because it offers a wide range of opportunities post-graduation. Business offers one the ability to run their own company or pursue a passion working for a large corporation. I enjoy the versatility of the degree and all the potential that it can offer.

Why did you choose Carroll College?I chose Carroll College for its small school feel and the close knit community that supports the students. I wanted to be a part of an intimate learning environment too where a student is not just a number.

What do you like about the business department? I have enjoyed the internship opportunities and great academic advising that the business department has offered. The business department taught me great skills when conducting business in a professional setting and what to expect post-graduation.

Internships: Business Development and Marketing Intern-United Way of Lewis and Clark County; Marketing Intern-Montana State Society of Human Resource Management;Human Resource Intern-Ada County Department of Administration

Extracurricular involvement while at Carroll:Participated in Forensics; Member of Honor Scholars Program for 2 years

Plans after graduation:I have accepted a job as an Event and Marketing Assistant for the Idaho Statesman in Boise, Idaho.


Alicia BoothAlicia Booth, Class of 2014

Hometown: Spokane, WA

Major: Business Administration with concentrations in marketing, international business, and management. 

What activities have you been involved with at Carroll? Gold Team and Campus Ministry.

What do you like about Carroll and the business department? I love the community that is built due to the small size of Carroll. Here you are a name and not a number. It matters greatly to me that my teachers know who I am and want me to succeed and are proud of me when I achieve all they knew I could.

What kind of internships have you been involved in? Montana Club, Washington Trust Bank

Megan Gretch, Class of 2015

Hometown: Great Falls, MT

Major: Business Administration with concentrations in marketing and finance

Why business? I chose business because of how applicable it is to everyday life. I have always been interested in business strategies (how and why businesses make the decisions they do).

What do you like about Carroll? Carroll has amazing faculty and staff that truly care about your experience, not only in college, but in life.

What do you like about the business department? The business department offers incredible opportunities to take what you learn in the classroom and then apply it in the real world. It is not about just reading or text books but about applying that knowledge. Also, the relationships you build with the business professors is invaluable. The small class sizes allow for personal relationships to be built. The professors learn what your interests and goals are, and they assist you in any way possible to help you achieve those goals. The professors make the department!

What do you plan to do after graduation? Mountain View Meadows - marketing and office management. Graduate school in a year or two.

Tanner MarkhamTanner Markham, Class of 2014

Hometown: Spokane, WA

Double Major: Accounting and Business Administration with a concentration in marketing

What activities have you been involved with at Carroll?Grateful Saints co-chairman, IMPACT team member, 3 time intramural volleyball champ

What do you like about Carroll? The professors here work their schedule around the students. Professor Schoyen switched the class schedule around for me. What student at a big school can say that?

What do you plan to do after graduation?  As a freshman I was actually a Biology major, and have always loved both science and business....with the help of Nisan Burbridge of Career Services, I was offered a sales position with NALCO Champion, a company that Carroll has began building a strong relationship with, and  I couldn't be happier to start my career with such an awesome company!

Ben Nearpass, Senior

Hometown: Billings, MT

Double Major: Business Administration and Psychology 

Why business? I chose business because I really like to broad range of skills and abilities it teaches. It will allow me to keep my options open and choose a job best suited to my skills.

What do you like about Carroll? I like how small Carroll is. I also like the Catholic identity of the school and the fact that it also helps you become a better person.

What do you like about the business department? I really like the faculty....and the personal relationship with them.

What do you plan to do after graduation? State Farm insurance agent.

Featured Alumni Outcomes


Dennis Mikelonis, Class of 2014. Hometown: Boise, Idaho. Business Administration degree.

My professional title is Private Wealth Management Banker at Idaho Trust in Boise. In this role I specialize primarily in managing large investment portfolios, administrating trusts, provide financial guidance to businesses, and recruiting new clientele.

Majors and Minors

Carroll Alum Stitt named Outstanding Young CPA

The Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) is proud to announce Anna Stitt, CPA, Anderson ZurMuehlen & Co, Helena, as the recipient of the MSCPA Outstanding Young CPA Award.

Anna Stitt

Selected Alumni Outcomes

  • Intern, Disney
  • Nike (Pro Unlimited)
  • Sales, NALCO Champion
  • Marketing & Recruiting Manager,Farmers Insurance
  • Associate, Private Wealth Management Banker, Idaho Trust Bank
  • Recruitment & Admission coordinator, Washington State University
  • Consultant, Curtain Wall Design and Consulting
  • Assistant Manager, SunRidge Dairy
  • Business Specialist, Kiewit
  • Inside Sales Representative, Norchem
  • Investment Assocate, Bailard
  • Law degree, Seattle University
  • MIT -graduate degree
  • Law degree, University of Montana

Other Business Department student outcomes can be found on the Internships and Alumni Outcomes page.