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  • Access a New Model

    The Chronicle of Higher Education calls the College’s unique career center one of the nation’s “New Models for a New Era.”

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    #9 BEST INTERNSHIPS in The Best Value Colleges 200 Schools with Exceptional ROI for Your Tuition Investment, 2019 Edition.

    The Princeton Review rankings

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    Internships and more. It’s all about getting experience.

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    #12 BEST ALUMNI NETWORK in The Best Value Colleges 200 Schools with Exceptional ROI for Your Tuition Investment, 2019 Edition.

    The Princeton Review rankings

What happens at a place named by The Chronicle of Higher Education  as a “national model?” 

  • Students are assigned a career advisor when they begin at the College, and join one or more Career Pathways as they complete Career Milestones.
  • Each Career Pathway is guided and supported by a Career Pathway Leader from the CAC and a Leadership Team. The Leadership Team is composed of a limited number of students, alumni, faculty, staff, trustees, and friends of the College - it’s part activist, part advisory board. These are people eager to help students succeed.
  • 11 professional career center staff—more than twice the national median
  • Students can pursue up to three internships, and more than 50 percent graduate with internship credit
  • 97 percent of our students had jobs or enrolled in graduate school within six months after graduation



Career Pathways


Developing career goals — and a plan of action to achieve them — is a central part of the Lake Forest education. Through our signature Career Pathways, you’ll learn how to choose a major, build and activate a professional network, and develop a plan to position yourself for success after college. 

Recent News

    Lake Forest College is one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking a top education with exceptional career preparation, according to the just-published 2019 edition of The Princeton Review’s annual guide, The Best Value Colleges: 200 Schools with Exceptional ROI for Your Tuition Investment.


    Students learned from alumni and other industry professionals about career options that have a positive impact on the environment and utilize investigative skills in environmental science, biology, and other related initiatives.

  • Guillaume Lacroix
    Consul General of France in Chicago Guillaume Lacroix gave a very well-attended talk on “Redefining France: ‘Great’ National and International Debates” on Thursday, April 25, for French, International Relations and Politics students as well as community members.
  • Elizabeth Mescher '15
    Elizabeth Mescher ’15, assistant collection and inventory manager in the Department of Architecture and Design at The Art Institute of Chicago, visited campus to speak with students about provenance research and museum collection policies.