Carie Statz is a marketing and sales instructor. She began at DCTC in 1998, first as the marketing director of the college and then as an instructor in Marketing and Sales.
Carie completed her doctorate degree in business administration. She also holds a master's degree in mass communications from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). She has a bachelor's degree in from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, where she minored in Spanish and majored in mass communications with an emphasis on advertising and public relations.
At the Universidad de las Americas in Puebla, Mexico, she pursued general studies in Spanish and anthropology. She also attended the Grantsmanship Training Program at Marquette University.
Carie continues her education through software upgrades and Web platforms. She also attends seminars, courses, and conferences covering new trends in marketing and graphic design.
Carie currently owns three small businesses where she sells both products and services to B2B (Business to Business) and B2C (Business to Consumer) clientele.
Her nonprofit marketing experience includes supervisory positions at DCTC, UWM, and the Community Action Program of Janesville, Wisconsin. Her for-profit experience includes work for Walt Disney World, Oscar Mayer Foods, and TCF Bank of Wisconsin.
Carie was nominated by students several times as "DCTC Instructor of the Year." As DCTC's marketing director, she won several awards for marketing materials, including radio and television commercials as well as viewbooks and catalogs.
Regarding her teaching philosophy, Carie strives to "bring the real world into the classroom as much as possible so students are prepared for work upon graduation."
The best part of her job as a DCTC instructor is hearing from internship supervisors about how they would rather hire a prepared student from DCTC than another student from a four-year college.
Carie’s volunteerism includes work with persons with disabilities, Treasures of the Heart, Wisconsin Public Television (WPT), and Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.