Internships and Careers

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

Join our finance graduates in success

100% of Class of 2021 finance majors are pursuing chosen opportunities within 6 months after graduation. 91% reported landing a job within six months of graduation, while the other 9% are continuing their education.

100% employed
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One Major, Multiple Paths

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

  • Accounting Specialist
  • Accounts Receivable Analyst
  • Analytic Consultant
  • Executive Compensation Consultant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Development Rotational Program Associate
  • Investment Analyst
  • Management Consultant
  • Quantitative Modeling and Analytics Rotational Analyst
  • Sales and Trading Analyst
  • Treasury Analyst
  • Venture Capital Associate

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:

  • Aon
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • BMO Harris
  • CME Group
  • Ernst and Young
  • Goldman Sachs
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Morningstar Inc
  • Pepsi Co
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers
  • Stout

Advancing their studies

Finance 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 (University of Wisconsin-Madison, Loyola University Chicago, UMass Global)
  • Master of Science in Accountancy (College of William and Mary, University of Notre Dame, Loyola University Chicago, DePaul University)
  • Master of Finance (Case Western Reserve University, University of Texas at Dallas)
  • Juris Doctor (University of Iowa, Louisiana State University)
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.

Jaronn Correll

Lake Forest prepared me for my career path by the providing a number of resources to assist me in my college journey. Participating in the Loop Program gave me the opportunity to live in the city while interning at BMO, helping me understand how that transition will be after college.

Jaronn Correll '23, Corporate Banking Analyst at BMO Capital Markets

Jacque Rogers
Throughout college, I was lucky to be part of a collaborative and fast paced classroom. The ability to learn in that environment helped me transition into my career. At Stout, we work in teams to complete projects and provide deliverables to clients. Teamwork, presentations, and communication skills, in addition to the ability to think critically, has helped to prepare me to become an active listener and ask questions to my team in the workplace.
Jacqueline Rogers ’20, Associate at Stout

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 finance graduates...

Demonstrate the fundamentals

of Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Theory


Master core

accounting and finance skills

magnifying glass

Identify and respond to problems

with logical analysis and mindfulness of context

dialogue boxes

Form and articulate

well-reasoned economic arguments

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

Finance 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.