Developing career goals — and a plan of action to achieve them — is a central part of your Lake Forest education. Through our signature Career Pathways program, you’ll learn how to choose a major, build and activate a professional network, and develop a plan to position yourself for success after college. The Career Advancement Center, your professors, coaches, and a host of alumni will be there to offer guidance every step of the way.

  • Connect college experiences to your interests for career success. Study off campus, complete an internship (or three), conduct research, or write a senior thesis. They all will help you get the career you want after graduation. 
    Connect college experiences to your interests for career success. Study off campus, complete an internship (or three), conduct research, or write a senior thesis. They all will help you get the career you want after graduation. 
  • It’s time to commit! Our signature Career Pathways Program sets students on a path to career success. 
    It’s time to commit! Our signature Career Pathways Program sets students on a path to career success. 
  • 97% of our grads get jobs or enroll in graduate or professional school within a year of graduating.
    97% of our grads get jobs or enroll in graduate or professional school within a year of graduating.
  • Make connections. Lake Forest helps student build a network on campus and off to uncover the best internships and careers.
    Make connections. Lake Forest helps student build a network on campus and off to uncover the best internships and careers.
  • Connect to what you love and land a great job. The Career Advancement Center can help you reach your goal.
    Connect to what you love and land a great job. The Career Advancement Center can help you reach your goal.

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  • ACTIVATE your future career with Lake Forest College’s ACTIVATE: Summer Internship Program. It’s an all-inclusive, all-access Chicago summer internship program that puts you in the career driver’s seat. You’ll stay in Lake Forest College’s stunning Chicago Loop campus, receive cutting-edge career preparation and mentorship, and benefit from a guaranteed internship at a premiere Chicago internship location.
  • The Career Advancement Center’s annual Speed Networking event seriously connects students with professionals in their area of interest. From neuroscience to art history, students from all areas of study come to get career advice, find internship opportunities, and make connections that will hopefully lead to jobs after graduation. Nearly 1,800 scheduled meetings were held during the event.
  • The David B. Mathis Kemper Scholars Program at Lake Forest College, awarded by the James S. Kemper Foundation, provides scholarships, internships and career coaching to high-potential undergraduate students enabling them to develop the practical and professional skills they need to successfully launch a career in business.
  • Students who plan to complete an unpaid internship during the spring may qualify for funding of up to $2500 to help alleviate costs associated with their experience. 

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