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Career Advancement

Make your future with career preparation

Through our nationally-recognized Career Pathways program, the Gorter Family Career Advancement Center empowers students with essential skills, experiences, and networks that will help them pursue meaningful careers.

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Start on Your Career Planning "Fast-Track" with the CAC

We are excited to welcome our newest Foresters to the community! New students start their path with our career “First-Year Fast Track,” a program through which students will get connected to essential resources and meet their career advisor. Starting with a special New Student Orientation session with the CAC that will introduce the key tenets of career planning at the College, students will engage in a variety of tailored services to take the first key steps in exploring their interests and getting career-ready.

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Career Resources for Current Students

We help our students gain the skills and experiences they need to pursue their passions. Through the CAC, students can access these resources and more: 

Students in Chicago

Best of Both Worlds: Chicago

Our location just 30 miles north of one of the greatest cities in the world—Chicago—provides unparalleled access to top internships and career opportunities. Chicago is home to over 400 major corporate headquarters (including 36 in the Fortune 500), countless museums, theaters, consulates, and more.

Explore Chicago Connections

Our Gorter Family Career Advancement Center in newly-renovated Brown Hall honors a generous donation ensuring the strength of our career preparation for years to come.

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.

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.

Contact Information

Gorter Family Career Advancement Center

256 Brown Hall, Middle Campus


Academic Year: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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