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  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/603"><img src="/live/image/gid/57/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/457,0,1460,1002/27563_unknown.rev.1439829791.jpeg" alt="Gaëlle Hollandbeck ’12" title="Gaëlle Hollandbeck ’12" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/57/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/457,0,1460,1002/27563_unknown.rev.1439829791.jpeg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/57/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/457,0,1460,1002/27563_unknown.rev.1439829791.jpeg 3x" data-max-w="1820" data-max-h="2046"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “Studying abroad in Paris and Costa Rica made my junior year and gave me experiences I would not trade for anything.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/603">Gaëlle Hollandbeck ’12 explored the world and double majored. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/programs/" target="_blank">Majors and Minors</a></li><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/offcampus/" target="_blank">Off-Campus Study</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2254"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,230,304/34799_34776_11168557_514558132049807_5313202706578481275_n.rev.1480353185.jpg" alt="Julio Madrid ’17" title="Julio Madrid ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="304"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “One of the most helpful events on campus is Speed Networking. You get to interact with so many people and have the opportunity to learn about jobs and internships.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2254">Julio took advantage of all Lake Forest had to offer after transferring his junior year. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/admissions/apply/transfer/" target="_blank">Transfer Students</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2384"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,230,222/37367_36373_photo-sprengjd1.rev.1493995758.jpg" alt="Joshua Spreng ’17" title="Joshua Spreng ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="222"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “I really liked that I would be able to connect with professors so easily. It just happened, by chance, that I met Professor Kash during my tour. Now, he’s my advisor.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2384">Joshua came all the way from Switzerland for the opportunities Lake Forest College presents. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/faculty/" target="_blank">Meet Our Faculty</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/753"><img src="/live/image/gid/10/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,960,960/29715_julia_lovelace.rev.1449526042.jpg" alt="Julia Lovelace ’18" title="Julia Lovelace ’18" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/10/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,960,960/29715_julia_lovelace.rev.1449526042.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/10/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,960,960/29715_julia_lovelace.rev.1449526042.jpg 3x" data-max-w="960" data-max-h="960"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “I have found it so easy to <strong>build personal relationships with the faculty</strong>, and that has helped make my first few semesters of college so much smoother.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/753">Julia hasn’t met a professor she didn’t like. </a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/637"><img src="/live/image/gid/22/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,415,532/27942_untitled.rev.1442353495.jpg" alt="Cassia Baker ’15" title="Cassia Baker ’15" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="415" data-max-h="532"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “<strong>Living and studying in the Loop and interning in Chicago</strong> were invaluable experiences for me, both personally and as a young professional.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/637">Cassia interned at Leslie Hindman’s Auctioneers, where she now works. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/live/profiles/142-lake-forest-college-in-the-loop" target="_blank">Lake Forest In The Loop</a></li><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/offcampus/" target="_blank">Off-Campus Programs</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/617"><img src="/live/image/gid/76/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,60,267,327/27750_kiersten.rev.1441134552.jpg" alt="Kiersten Kolstad" title="Kiersten Kolstad" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="267" data-max-h="387"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “While doing the In The Loop program in Chicago, when I wasn’t interning at Second City or taking classes, I spent my time in theater productions and student films.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/617">Today, Kiersten Kolstad ’15 works at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/careers/internships/" target="_blank">Internships</a></li><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/programs/theater/" target="_blank">Department of Theater</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2223"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,230,231/34476_31615_28870_7.rev.1478101588.jpg" alt="Robbie Barker ’16" title="Robbie Barker ’16" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="231"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “Because of Lake Forest College, I feel <strong>prepared for what the future holds</strong>.” </p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2223">Robbie values the leadership opportunities a small school offers. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/careers/" target="_blank">Career Advancement Center</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2297"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1540/35130_img2756jpg.rev.1484759414.jpg" alt="Lily Veldran ’17" title="Lily Veldran ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1540/35130_img2756jpg.rev.1484759414.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1540/35130_img2756jpg.rev.1484759414.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1540"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “The <strong>access</strong> I’ve had here has allowed me <strong>great opportunities</strong> for my future career.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2297">Lily had an internship almost every semester. </a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2177"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,230,230/33487_33018_danae_cannedy_19_2_1.rev.1475249845.jpg" alt="Danae Cannedy ’18" title="Danae Cannedy ’18" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="376"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “I have friends at bigger universities and they tell me their professors don’t even know their names. <strong>It’s not like that here</strong>.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2177">Danae encourages students to find support in professors and friends. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/faculty/" target="_blank">Meet Our Faculty</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2228"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/9,0,156,147/34492_33323_almedin_smajlovic_18.rev.1478535593.jpg" alt="Almedin Smajlovic ’18" title="Almedin Smajlovic ’18" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="182"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “I’m <strong>not just a number</strong> in a class; I’m an individual person.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2228">Almedin came to Lake Forest College from Bosnia and Herzegovina. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/admissions/apply/international/" target="_blank">International Students</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2291"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/847,172,1576,901/35131_img2546jpg.rev.1484759415.jpg" alt="Zachary Kelvington ’17" title="Zachary Kelvington ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/847,172,1576,901/35131_img2546jpg.rev.1484759415.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/847,172,1576,901/35131_img2546jpg.rev.1484759415.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1365"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “Take classes in what you’re interested in and <strong>what you love</strong>. Don’t do what you think will make you the most money.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2291">Zachary found his passion in elementary school education. </a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2346"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/40,208,1365,1531/35543_img3290jpg.rev.1486746962.jpg" alt="Lia Niederberger ’18" title="Lia Niederberger ’18" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/40,208,1365,1531/35543_img3290jpg.rev.1486746962.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/40,208,1365,1531/35543_img3290jpg.rev.1486746962.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1365" data-max-h="2048"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “<strong>Make yourself noticed</strong>—get out there and get talking to people.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2346">Lia advocates for students with disabilities. </a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/1996"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/32305_dan_turk.rev.1464278090.jpg" alt="Dan Turk ’15" title="Dan Turk ’15" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/32305_dan_turk.rev.1464278090.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/32305_dan_turk.rev.1464278090.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1365"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “One of the things we’re very fortunate to have at Lake Forest College is <strong>alumni support</strong> for our students.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/1996">Dan Turk ’15, an investment banking analyst at Moelis & Company in New York City, came back to campus to share vital insights about this competitive field. </a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2197"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,374,443/34413_34374_img_2323_2.rev.1477497213.jpg" alt="Sierra Smith ’17" title="Sierra Smith ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="374" data-max-h="443"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “I wanted a liberal arts school with a strong science program near a big city with lots of connections for internships. <strong>That’s Lake Forest College</strong>.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2197">Sierra studies neuroscience at Lake Forest. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/careers/internships/" target="_blank">Internships</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2224"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/4,7,212,215/34479_31502_img_1817.rev.1478102597.jpg" alt="Meena Jose ’16" title="Meena Jose ’16" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="314"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “Since going to college was my first time away from home, I didn’t want a big university. But I <strong>wanted to be <span id="0.633229401029261" class="highlight">n</span>ear a big city</strong>.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2224">Meena found a home on campus, only an hour away from Chicago </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/chicago/" target="_blank">Center for Chicago Programs</a></li></ul>