Internships and Careers

As a business major at Lake Forest College, you’ll have access to one-on-one career support throughout your time here and after graduation. A wealth of career options opens up with a degree in business. We’ll help you pick the path that’s best for you.

Join our business graduates in success

100% of Class of 2021 business majors are pursuing chosen opportunities after graduation. 87.5% reported landing a job within six months of graduation, while the other 12.5% are continuing their education.

87% employed, 13% continuing education
an lake forest college student with their supervisor at a business internship

One Major, Multiple Paths

A degree in business can open up a variety of opportunities. Here's a sample of job titles our newest graduates have held in the last five years:

  • Associate Product Manager
  • Data Consultant
  • Digital Marketing Specialist
  • Equity Research Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Healthcare Recruiter
  • Investment Research Rotational Program
  • Markets & Securities Analyst
  • Research Associate
  • Staff Accountant
  • Technology Leadership Development Program, Technology Analyst
  • Technical Solutions Engineer

Where our graduates land

Our students have completed an internship or landed a job with high-profile organizations in and beyond Chicago.

Our most recent graduates have interned at or joined the ranks of these companies in the last five years:

  • Alight Solutions
  • Allstate
  • Baird
  • Ayco, A Goldman Sachs Company
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Citigroup
  • CME Group
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Groupon
  • Morningstar Inc
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers
  • Starcom

Advancing their studies

Business graduates have also furthered their studies through graduate programs across the country. We set our students up for success so they can enroll in diverse programs such as this sample of degrees pursued by recent graduates: 

  • MBA (Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University; Loyola University Chicago, The Paul Merage School of Business, University of California; University of Wisconsin Parkside) 
  • Master of Science in Accountancy (College of William and Mary, University of Notre Dame, DePaul University, Loyola University Chicago)
  • MS in Taxation (University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign) 
  • Master of Finance (Case Western Reserve University, Purdue University) 
  • Master of Kinesiology and Recreation (Illinois State University) 
  • Juris Doctor (University of Michigan Ann Arbor) 
The Liberal Arts Advantage

A Lake Forest College education is built for the future. All students are equipped with the most sought-after professional skills: writing, speaking, critical thinking, and an understanding of human society and cultures. Our interdisciplinary curriculum sets our graduates apart as competitive and uniquely qualified candidates who are eager to take on the challenges presented in today's professional world. Learn more about how our students turn their passions into a career on our Success Stories and Outcomes page.

The Career Advancement Center, professors, advisors and coaches all prepared me for after I graduated. I was engaged in the community and took advantage of networking opportunities that were available to me. There were also mentorship opportunities, networking referrals and an immersive experience provided to me by the College. My professors challenged and taught me well.
Matthew Carey
As part of my internship, I attended a Juneteenth panel at the Field Museum, visited the Willis Tower Skydeck, took a Wendella Boat Tour, explored Chinatown, and networked with top level professionals in Chicago.
Matthew Carey '24, Intern at WorldChicago

These journeys aren't the only way to make it at Lake Forest College. Our career pathways offer a multitude of different ways to take advantage of the education here as well as the opportunities after graduation. 

Our business graduates...

Grow into leaders

by recognizing and nurturing their own strengths in applied settings

Embrace and practice professionalism

to act in the interest of a greater good

Articulate well-reasoned economic arguments

orally and in writing

Demonstrate competency in

marketing, accounting, management, managerial economics, and finance

Networking and Career Preparation

Our students have opportunities to engage with professionals working in various fields of interest and build meaningful connections before graduation. 

Lake Forest College students don't only get a fantastic education, but also hone applicable skills that employers are seeking in candidates. 

Our career counselors ensure that our students are well prepared for whatever path they choose. 

At Lake Forest College, you will have the opportunity to connect with professionals from a multitude of fields. 

Like what you see? 

Arrange a campus visit to see what Lake Forest has to offer in person. You'll be able to talk with professors, students, and get a taste for what Lake Forest has to offer your career. 

Contact the Gorter Family Career Center

Pathway Leader

Marie Josephitis
Business, Finance, and Data Science Career Pathway Leader

General Contact

Gorter Family Career Advancement Center
256 Brown Hall, Middle Campus

Career Pathways

Business majors most often find a home in the Business, Finance, and Data Science Pathway, but they can also find a home in any Career Pathway.