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Forester News

Kicking off Career Month

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.

Career events planned for February include: 

  • Forester Career Closet Open Hours: Every Friday from 1 to 3 p.m., Roberts Hall 100
    This resource located in provides students with free professional clothing for job interviews and related events. Get a photo taken for your LinkedIn profile during drop-in hours or by appointment. Come in professional clothing or borrow some from the Closet for your photo.
  • Career Express Advising: Weekdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Senior 25 Lounge, Mohr Student Center
    Drop by to talk with an advisor to get advice on resumes, internships, and your future! During the month of February, each week of Express Advising has a special theme, including Career Exploration, Networking Skills, Resumes and Professional Profiles, and Interviewing Skills.
  • Careers and Hot Chocolate: February 6, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Senior 25 Lounge, Mohr Student Center
    Explore how your interests, personality, values, and skills can lead to exciting careers while enjoying a cozy hot-chocolate bar. Drop-in anytime. Careers in Health Care and Research
  • So You Want to Do an Internship?: February 13, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Pierson Rooms BC, Mohr Student Center
    If you have ever wondered about internships, this workshop is for you. At this interactive session the Career Advancement Center will help you learn all about the internship process from searching to landing a great opportunity.
  • Careers in English: Megy Karydes: February 19, 4 to 5 p.m., Meyer Auditorium, Hotchkiss Hall
    This freelance writer and public relations entrepreneur will discuss her journey from an English major to writer, educator, and media professional. Karydes will offer tips and insights into how English majors might build a career out of their passion for reading and writing.
  • Careers in Health Care and Research Networking Event: February 19, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Calvin Durand Hall
    Speak with alumni and connect with employers to learn how to further your career in the booming health care field. This event requires registration on Handshake by Monday, February 17.
  • A Conversation on Leadership with Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, Feeding America CEO: February 24, noon to 1 p.m., Calvin Durand Hall
    Hear how a personal commitment to kindness and community, a love of Shakespeare and the arts, and a fierce focus on equity drove one woman from rural Louisiana to becoming the leader of America’s largest anti-hunger charity.
  • Career Advancement Center Employer Showcase: February 25, 5:30 p.m., Mohr Student Center, Lower Level
    Advance your career goals as you learn about an array of organizations, network with employers, apply for jobs and internships, and hear from alumni professionals. Whether you are graduating or planning for the summer, find opportunities across the Business and Finance Pathway.

Stay tuned for more career events coming in March, including Career-A-Palooza and Environmental and Biology Careers Networking Event!

—Katy Knuckles ’21