Internships and Careers

Join our psychology graduates in success

100% of Class of 2022 psychology majors are pursuing chosen opportunities within 6 months after graduation. 75.8% of the class of 2022 reported landing a job within six months of graduation, while the other 24.2% are continuing their education.

75.8% employed, 24.2% continuing education
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One Major, Multiple Paths

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

  • Applied Behavioral Analyst

  • Behavioral Therapist

  • Bilingual Family Visit Facilitator

  • Clinical Research Coordinator

  • Human Resources Coordinator

  • Learning and Development Coordinator

  • Mental Health Technician

  • National Account Manager

  • Social Worker

  • Teacher

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:

  • Abbott Laboratories

  • AbbVie

  • Advocate Aurora Health

  • Digitas Health

  • Ernst and Young

  • Horizon Therapeutics

  • Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission

  • Lake County Health Department

  • Lake County State's Attorney's Office

  • National Institute of Health/National Institute on Drug Abuse

  • Thresholds

  • Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center

Advancing their studies

Psychology 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: 

  • JD (University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, University of Iowa, DePaul University College of Law)

  • Master of Social Work (Aurora University, Boston University, Loyola University, University of Chicago)

  • MS in Athletic Training (Kent State University)

  • MS in Clinical Counseling (Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, University of Dayton)

  • MS in Forensic Psychology (Arizona State University)

  • MS in Human Resource Management (University of Southern California)

  • MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (Columbia University, Illinois Institute of Technology)

  • MS in Nursing (Saint Louis University)

  • MS in Psychology (Arizona State University, Binghampton University)

  • MS in Sports Psychology (Florida State University)

  • PhD Clinical Psychology (Adler University, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science)

  • PhD Political Psychology (New York 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.

Jonathan Stern '18
[As an intern], I had the chance to observe interventions at a place that works with children with social and developmental disorders. This really helped me understand behavioral therapies and gave me a foundation for how a psychological practice works.
Jonathan Stern '18, MS in Sports Psychology at Florida State University

Jonathan's journey isn'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 psychology graduates...

Develop scientific inquiry

and critical thinking skills

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Demonstrate familiarity

with social and biological underpinnings of behavior

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Identify and respond to problems

with logical analysis and mindfulness of context

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Communicate complex ideas

in a thoughtful and convincing manner

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

Psychology majors most often find a home in the Creative Arts and Communication Career Pathway, but they can also find a home in any Career Pathway.