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Economics, Business, and Finance

Internships and Careers

For economics, business, and finance majors, the Chicago area offers many opportunities to pursue meaningful internships in a variety of professional settings. Students can experience and explore careers in their field of interest to see what’s right for them, while gaining valuable skills and practical experience that employers look for. 

Recent department internships include: 
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • UBS
  • U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Bank of China
  • AON
  • ESPN
  • Caterpillar
  • Brunswick
  • Coyote Logistics
  • City of Chicago
     

View a listing of other internships that business, economics, and finance majors have held, as well as department guidelines and requirements. For more information about internship programs at Lake Forest College, please visit the Career Advancement Center’s internship page.

  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/live/news/5811-a-new-skill-set"><img src="/live/image/gid/26/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,200,200/30094_26352_peter_rantis_cowen_internship.rev.1452289452.jpg" alt="Peter Rantis" title="Peter Rantis" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="200" data-max-h="200"/></a></span></span><div class="quote"><p> “We have a great finance program at Lake Forest where the professors are looking out for their students.  I’m getting great guidance to launch my career.”</p></div><a class="recruit-link" href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/live/news/5811-a-new-skill-set">Peter completed a summer internship in San Francisco with Cowen and Company.</a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/live/news/7056-young-alumnus-invests-in-current-students"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/32305_dan_turk.rev.1464278090.jpg" alt="Dan Turk ’15" title="Dan Turk ’15" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/32305_dan_turk.rev.1464278090.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/32305_dan_turk.rev.1464278090.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1365"/></a></span></span><div class="quote"><p> “One of the things we’re very fortunate to have at Lake Forest College is alumni support for our students. Dan took time out of his busy schedule to meet with our students and help give them not only a greater understanding of their future in banking, but also an important contact.”</p></div><a class="recruit-link" href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/live/news/7056-young-alumnus-invests-in-current-students">Dan Turk ’15, an investment banking analyst at Moelis & Company in New York City, shared vital insight about this competitive field with a small group of students.</a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/live/news/5722-new-york-new-york"><img src="/live/image/gid/26/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,230,323/30096_25624_unknown.rev.1452291554.jpg" alt="Mason Luis Zuniga" title="Mason Luis Zuniga" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="323"/></a></span></span><div class="quote"><p> “I want to have a better understanding of the public finance world, which is different than a lot of other finance sectors.”</p></div><a class="recruit-link" href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/live/news/5722-new-york-new-york">Mason Zuniga found a good internship match for his interests in New York.</a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/live/news/5788-ready-for-the-real-world"><img src="/live/image/gid/26/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,230,248/29551_26155_alexis_yusim_.rev.1448476809.jpg" alt="Alexis Yusim" title="Alexis Yusim" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="248"/></a></span></span><div class="quote"><p> “There’s a lot going into the position that my liberal arts background has prepared me for.  I’ve learned to analyze things quantitatively and qualitatively.”</p></div><a class="recruit-link" href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/live/news/5788-ready-for-the-real-world">Alexis Yusim ’15 found a job as a Research Analyst at a consulting firm.</a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2388-garr-punnett-14"><img src="/live/image/gid/26/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,768,1152/36524_punnett_with_christina_bear_2014.rev.1489773145.jpg" alt="Garr Punnett ’14" title="Garr Punnett ’14" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/26/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,768,1152/36524_punnett_with_christina_bear_2014.rev.1489773145.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/26/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,768,1152/36524_punnett_with_christina_bear_2014.rev.1489773145.jpg 3x" data-max-w="768" data-max-h="1152"/></a></span></span><div class="quote"><p> “While my position at Harpo Studios did not include applying the theories and principles that I spent four years studying at Lake Forest College, my economics degree was more about honing my abilities to think critically.” </p></div><a class="recruit-link" href="/live/profiles/2388-garr-punnett-14">Garr Punnett ’14 is using his experience in the entertainment industry to work on bridging the gap between consumers and the sustainability industry.</a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/live/news/5809-alum-to-teach-economics-at-smith-college"><img src="/live/image/gid/26/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1376,1836/26353_zapryanova_mariyana-2.rev.1431019001.jpg" alt="Mariyana Zapryanova" title="Mariyana Zapryanova" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/26/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1376,1836/26353_zapryanova_mariyana-2.rev.1431019001.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/26/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1376,1836/26353_zapryanova_mariyana-2.rev.1431019001.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1376" data-max-h="1836"/></a></span></span><div class="quote"><p> “I really want to return to a liberal arts college and to influence students in similar ways that I was influenced by my professors at Lake Forest College.”</p></div><a class="recruit-link" href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/live/news/5809-alum-to-teach-economics-at-smith-college">Mariyana was hired as an Assistant Professor of Economics at Smith College after completing her doctorate program at the University of Wisconsin.</a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/live/news/6986-a-forester-you-should-know-nina-radakovich"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,230,176/32310_nina.rev.1464281568.jpg" alt="Nina Radakovich ’16" title="Nina Radakovich ’16" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="176"/></a></span></span><div class="quote"><p> “A lot of alumni are at your disposal to help with <strong>networking</strong> and <strong>mentoring</strong>.”</p></div><a class="recruit-link" href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/live/news/6986-a-forester-you-should-know-nina-radakovich">Nina Radakovich ’16 interned for an alum at DuPuis and became a freelance strategist after graduation. </a>