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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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  • Access Advisors

    Every student gets a career advisor from day one. 

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  • Access Internships

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

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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
  • All Access Mixer Spring 2019
    On March 28, more than 100 alumni, faculty, staff, friends, and students gathered for the Career Pathways Launch event in downtown Chicago. This networking event at Citigroup’s headquarters provided students the opportunity to connect with more than 60 professionals.
  • Matt Helderman '11, a philosophy major and English minor, visits with students on campus.See below for internshi...
    Lake Forest College graduate Matthew Helderman ’11, founder of Buffalo8 and BondIt, discusses how the 10,000-hour rule played a role in the success he has achieved as one of the top producers in Hollywood. The Oscar-nominated producer returns to campus regularly to mentor students and give back to the community that kick-started his career in the film industry. Be sure to click the link to view current internship opportunities with Buffalo8.
  • John Newlin '94 visited campus to meet with students and share his professional journey.
    John Newlin ’94 visited campus to speak to students about his path from pursuing an English major at Lake Forest College to a career as Twitch Custom Solutions Director at Twitch Interactive, a live-streaming video platform owned by Amazon.
    At the new Forester Career Closet, students can get business professional clothing for their next interview or networking event for free.