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Forester Alumni and Employer Network

Helping students build and use a network is one of the things that sets Lake Forest College apart. 

Student speaking with employer The Career Advancement Center’s annual Speed Networking event seriously connects students with professionals in their area of interest. From neuroscience to art history, students from all areas of study come to get career advice, find internship opportunities, and make connections that will hopefully lead to opportunities after graduation.

The Power of the Forester Network

Lake Forest College boasts a strong community of alumni who give back to the College in tangible ways by helping students and recent grads. And it’s not just alumni, it’s professors, it’s parents of alumni, parents of current students, and friends of the College such as trustees and others. Through these connections, students have access to hundreds of professionals willing to help them understand and navigate their career path. 

Our networking events get students connected. Foresters can take advantage of programs from industry visit days that take them behind the scenes to explore a day in the life of a professional, to virtual and in-person mixers that provide opportunities to share their resume and shine.

Each Career Pathway is guided by a Leadership Team that consists of alumni, faculty, professional staff, employers, College trustees, and current students. Part advocate, part advisory board, the teams help to competitively prepare students for jobs and internships to stay on the cutting edge of recruiting trends. Meet our network of leaders:

Strong employer partnerships set Foresters up for success. Our team builds close relationships with alumni and other professionals across the Career Pathways to create internship programs and job opportunities in Chicago and beyond.

400
Corporate Headquarters in Chicago
#12 BEST
Alumni Network Princeton Review 2020
10K Jobs
Posted for Lake Forest College students on Handshake last year
14K
Forester Alumni across the U.S.
The Foresters I hire as interns and graduates are competing against candidates from the top schools in the country, including the Ivy League schools. They are well prepared and have what it takes.

Helpful Links

Contact Information

Career Advancement Center

110 Buchanan Hall, South Campus
847-735-5235
careers@lakeforest.edu

Hours

Monday–Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.