Finding Greatness: Katie Cart

Author: News Bureau
Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 12:00 AM
Categories: Finding Greatness | Students | School of Business | Pressroom

Macon, GA


Business major Katie Cart, who began Middle Georgia State as a dual-enrollment student, turned a gap year of traveling into a popular blog from which she hopes to create income in the near future.

Full Name: Katie Cart.

Age: 21.

Hometown & Residence: Warner Robins.

High School: Central Fellowship Christian Academy, Class of 2015, valedictorian.

Family: "I have an older brother and sister, and I live with my parents."

Employment: "I currently am a trainee in supply chain management at Robins Air Force Base three days a week. I also have my own children’s entertainment business called 'Famous Friends Kids’ Party Characters LLC.' I and my friends dress up and provide games, singalongs, and story time for parties and events for children ages 2 to 8. One of my Middle Georgia State accounting professors, Amy Massey, has helped me tremendously in getting my bookkeeping straight for this business."

Degree Objective: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing.

Class Rank: Junior.

Primary Campuses: Macon and Warner Robins.

Activities: "I am active at my church, teaching Sunday School weekly to 5-year-olds, coaching Upward Soccer seasonally, and keeping church nursery once a month. I enjoy maintaining my travel blog (more on that below) and hope to make that into an e-commerce business soon by selling itineraries and travel consulting."

Career Goals: "After graduating, I intend to further my education by enrolling in online classes that teach blogging, website, and e-commerce skills. I plan to monetize my blog and create an income through travel consulting. As far as a career, I’m not sure what I will be doing just yet because I recently got engaged. My fiancé was recently accepted into a program that will train him to be an officer in the Coast Guard. We will both finish up our degrees and then he will enter into the Coast Guard officer program next summer. The reason I plan to monetize my website is so that I can continue to have an income no matter where he is stationed."

She chose Middle Georgia State University because … "I was a dual-enrollment student with Middle Georgia State while I was in high school. I earned enough college credit that I felt comfortable taking a gap year between high school and college. During my gap year I went on two cruises to four Caribbean islands and Mexico. I also planned a summer trip with two high school friends to visit another other friend who moved to Washington state and also to visit our high school teacher who moved back to L.A. After these adventures, I fell in love with traveling. I have always had a passion for writing and decided to combine these two passions by creating a travel blog.

"Since then, I've been traveling during just about every break I have from school and documenting my travels as well as providing maps and itineraries on my blog. My blog is called Katie Went There and is at

"After my gap year, I decided to return to MGA and received a scholarship through the MGA Foundation."

The greatest thing she discovered about Middle Georgia was … "How helpful many of the professors are. Since our classes are smaller, I have no problem coming to their offices during hours and receiving help. I also love that we have tutors according to our major in each department. I hang out in the School of Business offices every day, studying, getting help from tutors and discussing classes with my professors.

"My favorite things about the campuses are the Recreation and Wellness Center, the Professional Closet, and the recently updated Knights Café. I spend every Monday and Wednesday afternoon improving my fitness at our Wellness Center that has just about every form of exercise available. I have also bought at least three outfits at the Professional Closet in our Career Center. I spent $20 total, which makes looking professional for work easy and affordable."

Her greatest academic experience at Middle Georgia State has been … "My upper-level business classes. At least for marketing, you have the same professors for more than one class, which makes it easier to understand their teaching styles and create relationships with them. I enjoy getting to know my professors and learning from their career experiences."

To her, “greatness” means … "Figuring out what you want to do and being disciplined enough to put in the work, follow through, and actually make it happen."

In five years … "I see myself running a successful travel blog that makes an income through affiliate links and travel consulting. I'll be loving and supporting my husband as he serves in the military, and loving my Lord, serving in a local church wherever we end up living."