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  • Access a New Model

    The Chronicle of Higher Education calls the College’s unique career center one of the nation’s “New Models for a New Era.”

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    #9 BEST INTERNSHIPS in The Best Value Colleges 200 Schools with Exceptional ROI for Your Tuition Investment, 2019 Edition.

    The Princeton Review rankings

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    Internships and more. It’s all about getting experience.

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    #12 BEST ALUMNI NETWORK in The Best Value Colleges 200 Schools with Exceptional ROI for Your Tuition Investment, 2019 Edition.

    The Princeton Review rankings

What happens at a place named by The Chronicle of Higher Education  as a “national model?” 

  • Students are assigned a career advisor when they begin at the College, and join one or more Career Pathways as they complete Career Milestones.
  • Each Career Pathway is guided and supported by a Career Pathway Leader from the CAC and a Leadership Team. The Leadership Team is composed of a limited number of students, alumni, faculty, staff, trustees, and friends of the College - it’s part activist, part advisory board. These are people eager to help students succeed.
  • 11 professional career center staff—more than twice the national median
  • Students can pursue up to three internships, and more than 50 percent graduate with internship credit
  • 99 percent of our students had jobs or enrolled in graduate school within six months after graduation

#9 best internships #12 best alumni network



Career Pathways


Developing career goals — and a plan of action to achieve them — is a central part of the Lake Forest education. Through our signature Career Pathways, 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. 

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  • Charlotte Jackson '19

    Charlotte Jackson ’19 started working with the Career Advancement Center early in her time at Lake Forest College. Her efforts throughout her four years at the College helped the economics major land a great job after graduation.

    If you are an English or language lover, or are interested in finance or health care, you do not want to miss the events this Wednesday, February 19. Make sure to take advantage of the opportunity to advance your career goals or discover a new passion by attending events on this day about careers in English, modern languages, finance, and health care and research.

    Career month is here! At Lake Forest College, February is dedicated to all things career advancement. Sponsored by the Career Advancement Center, there are events and workshops for students of every grade and every stage of the career process. For a complete list of events, click here.