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    #9 Best Internships and #12 Best Alumni Network
  • 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

  • Access Internships

    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
  • 99 percent of our students had jobs or enrolled in graduate school within six months after graduation

#9 best internships #12 best alumni network



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
    Each year, the College collects information from recent graduates about their post graduate experiences. Class of 2019, win a $250 gift card for your survey response!
    Career Month is February! Throughout the month, the Career Advancement Center will host events across the Career Pathways designed to help students achieve their career goals.
  • Students met one-on-one with professionals during Speed Networking 2019. —Photo by Hannah Strassburger '20
    A Forester for just two months, transfer student Julia Peck ’21 made connections with nearly a dozen professionals during the 2019 Speed Networking event—an important opportunity that already has jumpstarted her career exploration.
  • Commencement 2019

    The diverse group of May 2019 graduates came to Lake Forest College from 31 countries, pursued degrees in 33 different majors, and completed dozens of internships.