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Career Connections

Success Stories and Outcomes

Foresters get great outcomes, because they receive career preparation guidance from day one on campus and have access to countless experiences that prepare them to succeed after graduation. The Lake Forest College professional network includes employers, alumni, parents, and friends of the College eager to recruit and open doors on behalf of our students.

Learn more about outcomes and how our students get them through these profiles:

 

  • Matthew McPherson ’17

    Matthew McPherson ’17 completed internships that opened up opportunities within the food industry.

  • Thomas Quigley ’18

    Thomas Quigley ’18 interned at the Chicago Bandits while studying business and entrepreneurship and innovation.

  • Peyton Rose ’01

    Peyton Rose ’01 wrote an award-winning fiction novel after studying philosophy and religion

  • Jerry Sproviero ’16

    Jerry Sproviero ’16 researched and interviewed World War II veterans during his history internship at Pritzker Military Museum and Library. 

  • Jimmy Cusan ’17

    Jimmy Cusan ’17 worked with three Lake Forest alumni during his internship at Citigroup.

  • Abby Brand ’10

    Abby Brand ’10 studied economics and French before becoming an attorney.

  • Kelsie Miller

    Kelsie Miller ’15 interned at State Farm while studying economics and psychology and now works in the insurance industry.

  • Anna Schoen ’16

    Anna Schoen ’16 had three internships while studying art history and communicationand now works at an art center.

  • Josh Bill ’04

    Josh Bill ’04 became one of the top history teachers in the country after studying education and history.

  • Steph Scholl

    Steph Scholl ’16 became a staffing consultant at Randstad USA after majoring in Spanish.

  • Lisa Ledvora ’16

    Lisa Ledvora ’16 completed two internships and used her Forester connections to find her first job post-graduation.

  • Justin Lansing ’07

    Justin Lansing ’07 became a Grammy Award-winning musician after studying Spanish and sociology.

  • Beatriz Estay ’17

    Beatriz Estay ’17 completed four internships while studying communication and sociology and anthropology.

  • Michael Rueffer ’17

    Michael Rueffer ’17 had three internships that helped shape his career path in finance.

  • Olivia Dellomodarme ’19

    “As a Richter Scholar, I was able to work hands-on with my biology professor doing research. It was a great opportunity that you can’t easily get at a large university as an undergraduate.”

  • Jessica Price ’06

    Jessica Price ’06 received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and works at the Nature Conservancy after studying biology, art history, and English.

  • Dan Turk ’15

    Dan Turk ’15 became an investment banking analyst at Moelis & Company in New York City after getting his degree in finance and asian studies.

  • Kirsten Slora ’17

    Kirsten Slora ’17 interned at the Chicago Area Runners Association while studying psychology and communication.

  • Emily Blegen ’07

    Emily Blegen ’07 became a psychologist after learning how to conduct research and think critically as a history major.

  • Katerina Roldan ’17

    Katerina Roldan ’17 explored her interests while completing four internships, including one in Spain.

  • Angela Lopez ’11

    Angela Lopez ’11 served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Columbia and now works at a nonprofit in Arizona after studying Spanish and education.

  • Saul Bello Rojas ’16

    “I’ve presented at a lot of science conferences. When I was interviewing for jobs, future employers liked that I presented before an audience and explained my research.”

  • Yipeng Hu ’14

    Yipeng Hu ’14, a finance and French double-major who completed four internships as a student, is a financial analyst in China. 

  • Nissa Anderson

    Nissa Anderson ’16 is getting her master’s in music education.

  • Chelsea McDonald ’16

    Chelsea McDonald ’16 is working for a US Senator after completing many internships and research experiences.

  • Alec Bruns ’17

    Alec Bruns ’17 had a computer science internship that led to a job offer post-graduation!

  • Alina Elperin ’07

    Alina Elperin, MD ’07 became an Internal Medicine Residency Site Director after studying chemistry and biology.

  • Chai Reddy ’01

    Chai Reddy ’01 became a teacher and pursued his Ed.D. after studying history.

  • Alex Shipplett ’16

    Alex Shiplett ’16 became a production assistant for “The Bachelor” after studying communication and international relations.

  • Yaritza Cambron

    Yaritza Cambron ’15 works at Northshore University HealthSystem after studying biology, psychology, and Spanish.

  • Rachel Collins ’14

    Rachel Collins ’14 was a development intern at a non-profit organization while studying history.

  • Bridget Kies

    Bridget Kies ’02 is an instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee after graduating with a degree in French

  • Lana Panitch ’14

    Lana Panitch ’14 became an energy efficiency expert after studying environmental studies and Spanish.

  • Matthew Spehlmann ’16

    Matt Spehlmann ’16 is an intern at an international foundation in Ecuador after studying Spanish, economics, and computer science.

  • Jacob Heaps

    Jacob Heaps ’11 became a research scientist in Colorado after studying chemistry.

  • Jenny McTague ’17

    Jenny McTague ’17 was a sustainability intern at the City of Evanston while majoring in environmental studies and economics.

  • Casey Reid ’08

    Casey Reid ’08 became a senior marketing director in Chicago after studying history and English.

  • Kojo Osafo ’17

    “When I studied abroad in New Zealand, I was surrounded by nature which was basically heaven for a biology major.”

  • Libby Lakeman ’16

    Libby Lakeman ’16 was an events intern at the Newberry Library in Chicago while studying history.

  • David Cantor-Echols ’07

    David Cantor-Echols ’07 was prepared to become a PhD student at the University of Chicago after writing his history thesis.

  • Niah Anson ’18

    Niah Anson ’18 interned at a Consulate General while studying international relations and social justice.

  • Melisa Cambron Perez ’15

    Melisa Cambron Perez ’15 works at an environmental nonprofit after studying biology, Asian studies, and Spanish.

  • Genevieve Misfeldt Sonty ’04

    Genevieve Misfeldt Sonty ’04 became a social studies teacher in Highland Park after double majoring in history and education.

  • Kimiko Fujioka Guillermo ’16

    Kimiko Fujioka Guillermo ’16 learned about grant research and fundraising at her internship at World Bicycle Relief.

  • Dylan Ernst ’17

    Dylan Ernst ’17 received a job offer as a result of his internship experience.

  • Roberta Dume ’13

    Roberta Dume ’13 received her Doctorate in Pharmacy (PharmD) from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science after studying chemistry and English.