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Career Connections

Career News and Events

RECENT NEWS
  • Four recent grads launched their careers in the insurance industry thanks to connections from the Career Advancement Center.

  • Anthony Annuziato '17 reviews his final presentation with faculty internship supervisor  Smret Smith of the...

    Anthony Annuziato ’17, one of 100 Foresters who interned last semester, picked up valuable skills during his internship that will help him pursue a career in social media marketing.

  • Hajar Habbal '20

    Hajar Habbal ’20 has been selected from a group of national finalists to become one of 16 in this year’s incoming class of the prestigious Kemper Scholars Program. 

  • Students enrolled in the ACTIVATE Summer Internship Program joined the Alumni Board for a networking lunch on Saturday, April 22.
  • Start your search in QuadJobs! QuadJobs is a marketplace that connects Lake Forest students with small businesses and families who are interested in hiring someone to help with babysitting, tutoring, helping at parties, running errands, moving furniture… you name it.
  • Lake Forest College has recently partnered with 4Med to provide accredited online training to students for free and at a discounted rate for alumni on topics relating to compliance, government incentives, health IT, health and safety, best communication, and business practices.
  • Last fall, the College embarked on a community approach to helping students find the best fit not only for their interests and skills, but also for the types of people they feel most comfortable with.
  • Amy Wells of the Chicago Botanic Garden met with students during the Environmental Careers Networking Event.
    Students met environmental industry professionals in a small-group networking event to learn about the variety of careers that will allow them to have an impact on the environment and apply their investigative skills to advance environmental science and related initiatives.
  • The Career Advancement Center received a $25,000 gift from an anonymous donor to fund two Lake Forest College interns annually for five years at Waukegan to College (W2C), a nonprofit that helps students get on—and stay on—the path to college.
  • Students interested in working in health care or medicine met with industry professionals at an on-campus Careers in Health Care and Medical Science networking event.
  • During a recent visit to the Evanston Arts Center, a group of students had the chance to learn more about the wide variety of career opportunities in the arts.
  • Sierra Smith '17
    Student ambassador Deja McClellan ’20 snapped LinkedIn photos for students in the Student Center this week as part of the Career Advancement Center’s focus on Career Month.
  • Finance students visited the headquarters of Medline Industries—a burgeoning medical supply leader—for a job shadowing day earlier this semester.
  • Each year, the College collects information from recent graduates about their pre and post grad experiences. Win an iPad or Visa gift card for your survey response!
  • Pre-Health Advising and the Career Advancement Center are happy to announce that we will award a Certificate for a 100% Course Scholarship from Kaplan Test Prep to two pre-med students or recent graduates.
  • 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 jobs after graduation. Nearly 1,800 scheduled meetings were held during the event.
  • Most students struggle at times when things don’t go as planned. Not getting that internship, performing poorly in an important game, or failing an exam will undoubtedly ratchet up a student’s stress level.
  • The tables have turned for recent grad Kimiko Guillermo ’16, who will attend Speed Networking this year as a recruiter to help others gain the networking experience she found so valuable in her own job search.
  • In The Loop students Olivia Avila '17, Lucia Espinosa '17, Ashley Wittert '18, Alexandra Begoun '17, Alexis Montemayor '17...
    In The Loop students mingled with alumni professionals in Chicago during the first of three All Access Mixers planned for the fall 2016 semester.
  • Lake Forest College is thrilled to partner with QuadJobs to manage part-time jobs for students. QuadJobs is a marketplace that connects families and small businesses with both Lake Forest College students and other students living locally who are interested in babysitting, tutoring, helping at parties, running errands, moving furniture… you name it.
  • Interested in joining a community of students and alumni with similar career interests? Sign up today!
  • An impressive 97 percent of the Lake Forest College Class of 2015 was either employed or in graduate school six to nine months after graduation, according to data compiled by the College’s Career Advancement Center.

  • Michael Rueffer '17
    One of the main reasons Michael Rueffer ’17 chose Lake Forest College over other colleges that recruited him to play basketball was its Career Advancement Center (CAC).
  • FOCUS 2 guides students through a career and education decision making model to help you select majors at Lake Forest College, make informed career decisions, and take action.
  • The Career Advancement Center was awarded a $30,000 grant by the National Association of Colleges and Employers Foundation (NACE) to study the impact unpaid internships have on the long-term career success of liberal arts graduates.

  • Dan Turk ’15, an investment banking analyst at Moelis & Company in New York City, shared vital insight about this competitive field with a small group of students over an informal—but powerful—lunch.
  • Kaplan is offering Lake Forest students and alumni Free Practice Tests for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, and more!
  • Students can choose from business, sciences, arts, law and policy, and “build your own.”
  • There’s a good reason Kelsie Miller ’15 returned to campus to participate in a first-ever Careers in Insurance panel: She wants students to understand the big opportunities available in her industry.
  • Sintayehu Regassa '17 speaks with Robert Neus from the U.S. Department of State, about his career as a diplomat.
    Robert Neus from the U.S. Department of State came to campus to answer students’ questions about working for the government domestically and internationally.