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Career Pathways

  1. Find your community: Career Pathways

    At Lake Forest College, you will focus on four stages of your personal and career development so that you can gain the skills and experiences necessary to thrive after graduation. 97% of 2015 graduates secured jobs or were enrolled in graduate study within approximately six months of graduation.

    What makes our community different? Students, faculty, staff, alumni, employers, and trustees are part of your network at Lake Forest College, and our communities help you to meet like-minded people able to help you.  Even though each pathway has its own personality, all students are generally working through these key milestones within their chosen pathway(s):

  2. Learn about your career and academic options.

    “I started going to the Career Advancement Center my first year in college. They helped me with everything from putting a resume together, to exploring career options, to finding my first job.”

  3. Target one or more professional pathways.

    Start exploring pathways for inspiration, ideas, events, and next steps to clarify your interests: Business and Finance, Creative Arts, Science and Health Care, Law and Public Service, or Build Your Own. Careers often blend together, and so do pathways — be open-minded!

  4. Refine your path and strengthen relevant skills.

    “The pathways help me to see the connection between majors, careers, and co-curricular activities. I had no idea that there were so many ways to develop my interests and skills.”

  5. Polish your credentials.

    Pursue opportunities with employers and graduate or professional schools that fit your skills, interests, and values.