Ready for more?
Here’s a sampling of additional resources available at the Career Advancement Center. Look to the bottom of the list for special comprehensive resources.
BEST ALL-AROUND RESOURCES
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. New users can click here to create an account (use access code “forester”) and existing users should click here to login.
Vault Campus has over 100 titles of award-winning career guides, job-search tips, and full-length profiles of leading companies, all available to Lake Forest students through a special subscription.
Looking for an international job or internship? Going Global is the place for information on international employers and employers sponsoring H1B visas.
CAREER EXPLORATION RESOURCES
Learn about yourself and your career/academic options.
- Focus 2: An online career, major, and education planning system. New users can click here to create an account (use access code “forester”) and existing users should click here to login.
- What Can I Do With This Major?: This website will help you connect majors to careers. Learn about typical career areas and types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate.
- Targeting Your Career Field: Ways to explore career fields or industries of interest.
- O*Net: Browse detailed descriptions of various career fields and plan your next move.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH): Learn detailed information such as educational qualifications, job outlook, and salary range for a career field of interest.
RESUME AND COVER LETTER RESOURCES
Our team of career advisors can help you make sure your resume and cover letter stands out.
Check out our Resume and Cover Letter Resources, which include Starting Your First Resume, Resume Action Verbs List, Common Resume Mistakes, How to Put Together a Great Cover Letter and more!
NETWORKING AND JOB SEARCH RESOURCES
Whether you’re looking for an internship or job, these resources can help.
Your guide to networking - learn how to build and use your network
Search for internship and full-time job opportunities on Handshake, Lake Forest College’s online career portal and job board
- Find part-time paid positions in QuadJobs, a great resource for Lake Forest students looking for part-time jobs near campus.
INTERVIEW TIPS AND TRICKS
Use your skills and experience to get the job.
Log in to Handshake to download these guides and more:
- Developing Your Professional Introduction
- Conducting an Informational Interview
- Building a Resume
- Building Your Network
- Identifying and Researching Companies and Organizations
NAVIGATING JOB OFFERS
Before you accept a job offer, you should gather information about salary averages: