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Career Advancement

Defining Your Unique Path

Our Career Pathways preparation program takes students through four stages of personal exploration and career development we call the Career Milestones. We help students gain the skills and experiences they need to be successful and to build a strong network within their Pathway, a network that will provide them with industry insight and help them land meaningful jobs.

#3 FOR
Social Mobility U.S. News & World Report
Up To 3
Internships Incorporated into Curriculum
#14 Best
Schools for Internships The Princeton Review

We are dedicated to helping our students navigate the changing landscape of career planning during these challenging times. Stay connected with recruiting trends, learn how to conduct a job and internship search remotely, and find opportunities to gain professional skills and experience through our resources.

Students can schedule appointments to meet with their career advisor virtually or in-person on the second floor of Brown Hall. We also offer drop-in Express Advising Mondays-Thursdays in the student center from 11a.m.-1p.m., no appointment required. Express Advising is temporarily virtual on Zoom.

Career-A-Palooza: Top Takeaways

Career-A-Palooza is the Gorter Family Career Advancement Center's signature spring event that brings together students from all majors to gain important next steps and advice for their career planning. Alumni and other professionals presented virtually this year on a variety of timely topics, ranging from digital portfolios to learning how to bring one's individual identities and values to the job search. 

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The education students receive at Lake Forest College sets them apart as competitive candidates with writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills.

At Lake Forest all students are required to apply their liberal arts skills by completing an experiential learning opportunity, such as an internship or summer fellowship.

Our ideal location just 30 miles north of Chicago provides unparalleled access to top internships and career opportunities.

Lake Forest has been recognized for its institutional focus on career preparation by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Find Your Community

Join one or more Career Pathway communities with students, faculty, staff and alumni who share similar interests. Through this community you will receive support every step of the way from a Pathway Leader who will be your career advisor and guide as you find your unique path.

Explore Career Pathways

There are a lot of opportunities on campus to connect you with alumni and employers in the Lake Forest College network who are excited to help. The Gorter Family Career Advancement Center provides you with resources you need to be successful.

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Contact Information

Gorter Family Career Advancement Center

256 Brown Hall, Middle Campus


8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.