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    Students got a leg up on interviewing and job search for the financial analyst industry when they met with professional investment advisors in Chicago.

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    Fifty years after graduating from Lake Forest, insurance expert Tony Todd ’63 still gives back by bringing business professionals to campus for Saturday discussions with students.

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    Business faculty and successful Chicago-area business women met with members of the College’s new Women in Biz group during a panel discussion and networking event.
  • Arianna Rincon ’14 decided last year to take advantage of the partnership Lake Forest College has with the College of William and Mary’s School of Business, and applied to  their Master of Accounting program.  She admits the program is very challenging, but by being self-motivated and proactive, she sees her hard work has paid off.  After receiving multiple job offers, she will be starting at Ernst and Young in the Fall of 2015.
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    February is #CareerMonth! For students still solidifying summer/post-graduation plans or exploring career options, now is the time to focus.  

    Students: Enter to win a Lake Forest College padfolio! Follow us on Twitter @LFCareers and tweet out your your best Lake Forest College career-related experience using the #CareerMonth hashtag for a chance to win.

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    The city of Phoenix will be the real loser in Super Bowl XLIX no matter which team takes the crown, according to A.B. Dick Professor of Economics and Business Robert Baade.
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    Charles “CJ” Black ’16 has landed a prestigious internship with a global trading firm, thanks to skills and a list of professional contacts he is building at Lake Forest.

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    Stewart Foley, a lecturer in economics, business, and finance, and a global insurance specialist, was quoted in FundFire in a story about insurance companies’ alternative investments.
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    U.S. News & World Report quotes A.B. Dick Professor of Economics and Business Robert Baade in a report on professional sports teams possibly locating in Las Vegas.
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    NerdWallet, a personal finance website, turned to Professor of Economics and Business Les Dlabay for his perspective on how microfinance institutions reconcile the need to be financially sustainable with the need to help their customers.
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    WalletHub’s look at “2014’s Best & Worst Cities for Singles” features Professor of Economics and Business Les Dlabay in the “Ask the Expert” section.
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    Several Lake Forest College students were guests at a fundraising gala for Bright Hope International. In attendance were Akua Agyei ’15, Ariane Uwamba ’15, and Mbakisi Gopolang ’14, each of whom conducted research for Bright Hope on savings groups and private school funding models in poverty-stricken areas. Their efforts offered guidance to the organization for improved poverty alleviation programs. Also attending were Marcel Tatum ’17 and Sihle Tsabedze ’15.  

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    Chair of Economics and Business Carolyn Tuttle contributed a section on regulating child labor in Europe in a book that has received national attention.
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    Entrepreneurial Marketing students presented business and marketing plans they created for local businesses during public presentations at Lake Forest City Hall.
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    An article examining the economic impact of violent unrest in Ferguson, Mo., cited research conducted by A.B. Dick Professor of Economics and Business Robert Baade.
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    A paper clarifying the “peculiar economics” of husbands and wives in developing countries earned Amanda Felkey the Best Paper Prize from the European Journal of Development Studies.

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    Professor of Economics Jeffrey Sundberg was honored as the Lamson Lecturer at the Carleton College Economics Department.
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    Jiaming Liu ’16 already has a foothold in her global career working in her second internship related to her double major.

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    Female economics, finance, and business students seeking support in their male-dominant fields shared more than a pizza lunch during an informal meeting of the women in business support group.
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    On September 8, Republican Party’s candidate for the 10th Congressional District of Illinois Bob Dold hosted a question-and-answer session with students.
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    Professor of Economics and Business Les Dlabay spoke to a fifth grade math classes at Prairie Trail School in Wadsworth, providing them with a basic explanation of microloans and the benefits of microfinance programs for poverty alleviation and improved quality of life around the world.
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    Joao Cassamano ’15, a native of Angola, Africa, currently is completing his third consecutive summer of research, this time as an intern at a university of science and technology in Aachen, Germany.
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    The 11th edition of Personal Finance has been published by McGraw-Hill Higher Education. Les Dlabay, professor of business, has been a co-author on this book since its inception in 1988. The various editions of Personal Finance have been used at more than 900 colleges and universities as well as adapted versions for use in Canada, India, and Singapore.  Dlabay has been involved in the preparation of over 40 editions of various international business and finance textbooks.
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    During the spring semester, students from the Latin American Global Business Senior Seminar attended two luncheon programs presented by the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago.
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    Amanda Felkey, associate professor of economics and business with a specialization in household economics, offered comments in this study examining the best cities for families.
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    Then check out A.B. Dick Professor of Economics and Business Rob Baade’s interview with Estadão about the economic impact of the Olympics in Brazil.
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    After a competitive selection process, three Lake Forest College students won Gilman Scholarships to offset the cost of their study abroad experience in the fall.
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    Maggie Hennessy ’14 is the first place winner of the undergraduate paper award from this year’s Midwest Economic Association annual meeting.
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    Jason Morrall ’15 landed one of two coveted internship positions at Citigroup in Chicago this summer. He will spend 10 weeks in the Citigroup Global Market division, rotating among the equities, municipal bonds, and fixed income desks.
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    The American Marketing Association sponsored speaker Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz of JRR Marketing Consultants on Feb. 18 as part of the organization’s Career Prep Speakers Series. 

Faculty

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  • <span class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/5317-automorphic-infinite-products"><img src="/live/image/gid/95/width/80/height/80/crop/1/src_region/207,0,1444,1236/20990_yuen-shanghai-conference-banner.jpg" alt="Image preview" class="lw_image" width="80" height="80"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/5317-automorphic-infinite-products">Automorphic infinite products</a></div>
  • <span class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/5538-hitting-the-canadian-airwaves"><img src="/live/image/gid/95/width/80/height/80/crop/1/24857_hahn_on_french_radio_2.jpg" alt="Image preview" class="lw_image" width="80" height="80"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/5538-hitting-the-canadian-airwaves">Hitting the Canadian airwaves</a></div>
  • <span class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/5664-providing-insight-on-nuclear-talks"><img src="/live/image/gid/95/width/80/height/80/crop/1/25482_screen_shot_2015-04-01_at_24903_pm.jpg" alt="Image preview" class="lw_image" width="80" height="80"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/5664-providing-insight-on-nuclear-talks">Providing insight on nuclear talks</a></div>
  • <span class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/5283-standout-poetry"><img src="/live/image/gid/95/width/80/height/80/crop/1/src_region/0,246,1179,1425/23894_loisbaerbarrphoto.jpg" alt="Image preview" class="lw_image" width="80" height="80"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/5283-standout-poetry">Standout poetry</a></div>
  • <span class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/5319-major-gamble"><img src="/live/image/gid/95/width/80/height/80/crop/1/24008_vegas.jpeg" alt="Image preview" class="lw_image" width="80" height="80"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/5319-major-gamble">Major gamble</a></div>
  • <span class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/5344-super-bowl-loser-city-of-phoenix"><img src="/live/image/gid/95/width/80/height/80/crop/1/src_region/0,0,225,225/24152_superbowl.jpeg" alt="Image preview" class="lw_image" width="80" height="80"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/5344-super-bowl-loser-city-of-phoenix">Super Bowl loser: City of Phoenix</a></div>
  • <span class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/5456-a-teachable-moment"><img src="/live/image/gid/95/width/80/height/80/crop/1/src_region/0,9,308,317/16364_weekly_news.jpg" alt="Image preview" class="lw_image" width="80" height="80"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/5456-a-teachable-moment">A teachable moment</a></div>

Internships

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Alumni

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  • <span class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/5694-advancing-in-liberal-arts"><img src="/live/image/gid/95/width/80/height/80/crop/1/25516_b9316862514z1_20150405165014_000_gseado8l21-0.jpg" alt="Image preview" class="lw_image" width="80" height="80"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/5694-advancing-in-liberal-arts">Advancing in liberal arts</a></div>
  • <span class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/5322-new-student-athlete-endowment-honors-baracani-49"><img src="/live/image/gid/95/width/80/height/80/crop/1/src_region/166,0,836,670/24022_012015-baracani-bum-enjoys-dinner.jpg" alt="Image preview" class="lw_image" width="80" height="80"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/5322-new-student-athlete-endowment-honors-baracani-49">New student-athlete endowment honors Baracani ’49</a></div>