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Preparing Students to Lead and Innovate

Kara Norvet ’18, a finance major and a double-minor in communication and legal studies is mentored by finance faculty member Stewart Foley, who started teaching at Lake Forest College in 2013.

 

Kara Norvet ’18, a finance major and a double-minor in communication and legal studies, has completed internships with both the Chicago Architecture Foundation and Kemper Corporation. She is mentored by finance faculty member Stewart Foley, who started teaching at Lake Forest College in 2013. He brings to the classroom more than 20 years of industry experience.

For Foley, the student-development process is like climbing a mountain. Deeply committed to their success, he enables his students to hit the ground running by helping them identify opportunities and create a plan that will allow them to succeed in the classroom and in their careers. “By providing our students with resources, such as world-class faculty,
a cutting-edge Career Advancement Center, and a community of alumni and friends who are willing to help them climb the mountain, our students are able to successfully compete for jobs
upon graduation.”

Originally recruited to play basketball, Norvet also saw that Lake Forest College offered something other institutions could not—faculty relationships, academic rigor, and career connections.

“Lake Forest is like no other place in the world. All the resources needed for you to succeed are readily available to those willing to put in the effort and work. The connections that students are able to form with faculty, alumni, and peers are second to none. It’s a place of limitless opportunities.” -Kara Norvet ’18

Norvet plans to pursue a career as a management consultant and knows that her finance degree, paired with her broad liberal arts education, will give her the competitive edge in her job search. “The College has helped me identify and refine my career interests. Acting as my personal career coach, Professor Foley has been there to help me every step of the way with guidance, connections, and advice.”

A place like no other, Lake Forest College provides an atmosphere where students can develop deep and meaningful relationships with faculty. The one-on-one relationship that Kara Norvet ’18 was able to build with faculty member Stewart Foley helped her forge a path for success after graduation.