Career Connections

Career News and Events

RECENT NEWS
  • 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. 

  • Lake Forest College is thrilled to partner with QuadJobs to manage part-time jobs for students. QuadJobs is a marketplace that connects families and small businesses with both Lake Forest College students and other students living locally who are interested in babysitting, tutoring, helping at parties, running errands, moving furniture… you name it.
  • Interested in joining a community of students and alumni with similar career interests? Sign up today!
  • An impressive 97 percent of the Lake Forest College Class of 2015 was either employed or in graduate school six to nine months after graduation, according to data compiled by the College’s Career Advancement Center.

  • Most students struggle at times when things don’t go as planned. Not getting that internship, performing poorly in an important game, or failing an exam will undoubtedly ratchet up a student’s stress level.
  • The tables have turned for recent grad Kimiko Guillermo ’16, who will attend Speed Networking this year as a recruiter to help others gain the networking experience she found so valuable in her own job search.
  • In The Loop students mingled with alumni professionals in Chicago during the first of three All Access Mixers planned for the fall 2016 semester.
  • One of the main reasons Michael Rueffer ’17 chose Lake Forest College over other colleges that recruited him to play basketball was its Career Advancement Center (CAC).
  • FOCUS 2 guides students through a career and education decision making model to help you select majors at Lake Forest College, make informed career decisions, and take action.
  • The Career Advancement Center was awarded a $30,000 grant by the National Association of Colleges and Employers Foundation (NACE) to study the impact unpaid internships have on the long-term career success of liberal arts graduates.

  • Dan Turk ’15, an investment banking analyst at Moelis & Company in New York City, shared vital insight about this competitive field with a small group of students over an informal—but powerful—lunch.
  • Students can choose from business, sciences, arts, law and policy, and “build your own.”
  • There’s a good reason Kelsie Miller ’15 returned to campus to participate in a first-ever Careers in Insurance panel: She wants students to understand the big opportunities available in her industry.
  • Robert Neus from the U.S. Department of State came to campus to answer students’ questions about working for the government domestically and internationally.
  • Looking for a job or internship?  Preparing for graduate school admissions interviews? Forester Career Network alumni and professional volunteers are ready to help you prepare for some of the most common interview questions during Mock Phone Interview Week.
  • The Forester Career Network connects Lake Forest College students with professional alumni, parents, and friends of the College in order to further their career development. The most important requirement is a willingness to share your time and career expertise with students.
  • Lake Forest College students and Alumni now have access to a new career research tool! Vault Campus offers in-depth intelligence on what it is really like to work in an industry, company or profession and resources that can help with career exploration as well as landing that ideal job or internship.
  • The FBI recently released a nationwide public service announcement warning college/university staff and students of two prevalent scams.
  • Each year, Lake Forest College partners with the Collegiate Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University and 200 other institutions to distribute the Recruiting Trends survey to our employers. Even if you will not be hiring college graduates during the 2016 – 2017 academic year, we ask that you complete the survey. The information you provide will help us develop an accurate picture of this year’s employment prospects for college students.
  • Students spent a productive afternoon networking at the inaugural Insurance Careers Month Speed Networking event in Chicago on February 23.
  • Six months after graduation, 94% of the Class of 2013 either had a job or volunteer opportunity, were enrolled in graduate school, or were traveling.
  • The College’s hallmark Speed Networking event drew a record 145 students and 95 professionals who connected during the annual job-finding hotspot.

  • Aleks Petrovic ’14 is off to Tulane University Law School this coming fall. She recently sat down with us to talk about how studying philosophy has prepared her for the next step in her journey.

  • Four Lake Forest College alumni who majored in history spoke to students about how their studies informed their career paths in law, finance, nonprofits, and teaching. After the panel, students had the opportunity to mingle with the panelists.
  • Next fall, Lake Forest College will become one of the first schools in the Associated Colleges of the Midwest to offer entrepreneurship as a minor, meeting a high demand among students and employers alike.
  • For the fourth year in a row, the White House contracted Gabrielle Martinez ’93 and her Chicago-based experiential and event marketing agency to decorate the home of the President and the First Lady for the holidays, a site viewed by 100,000 live and online tourists each December.
  • Rhiannon Miller ’14 earned the internship with the global company in part because of her research experience in the Department of Communication the summer after her sophomore year, in part because of her exceptional resume, which lists six previous internship experiences, and in part because she connected with an alumnus who currently works there.