Pursuing your passion works, and our graduates are proof of it.
Lake Forest College students don't have to choose between practicality and passion, and it pays off.
Our entire campus has made a true commitment to the effort of outstanding career support, culminating in a stunning career success rate. We are intentional in our approach to ensure all students flourish after graduation, and the liberal arts education they receive sets them apart as competitive candidates to take on the challenges presented in today’s professional world.
98 percent of graduates have jobs, enter graduate school, or pursue other avenues of success within six months of graduation.
*3-year average 2017-2019, over 73% of graduates reporting
Where our graduates land
A strong base of employers based in the Chicago area and beyond routinely hire our students, recently including:
|Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago||Mintel|
|CDW||Northwestern University (Feinberg School of Medicine)|
|Coyote Logistics||Walgreens Corporate|
|Epic||The Art Institute of Chicago|
|EY (Ernst & Young)||U.S. Department of State|
|Goldman Sachs Ayco||U.S. House of Representatives|
|Grainger||Starcom, a Publicis Company|
|IBM||Shirley Ryan AbilityLab|
Lake Forest College students go on to top graduate schools across the nation, recently including:
|Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (IL)||Rush University (IL)|
|College of William and Mary (VA)||Illinois Institute of Technology (IL)|
|Northwestern University (IL)||Washington University in St. Louis (MO)|
|University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign (IL)||New York University (NY)|
|Loyola University Chicago (IL)||Case Western Reserve University (OH)|
|DePaul University (IL)||University of Chicago (IL)|
How the Class of 2022 made it
Make it happen: Mizraim Hernandez ’22
Miz works as Chief of Staff for State Senator Adriane Johnson after majoring in international relations.
"Attending Lake Forest College means being immersed in a lively community of students, faculty, and staff who want to get things done. Beyond my classes, I have pursued my passions in student organizations and internships, and even led a campaign to change campus policies. Having the skills to not only organize but mobilize such a diverse community unquestionably made me stand out as a candidate."
Make it your way: Gwen Baker '22
Gwen works as a coordinator of public relations at the John G. Shedd Aquarium after studying communication.
“Lake Forest College prepared me to be confident in approaching new projects independently and taught me skills for finding solutions and thinking outside the box, which has helped me to succeed in my professional experiences.”
Make it beyond: Benjamin Reynaldo '22
Ben is earning a masters in nursing at Rush University after studying biology.
“Meetings with my faculty advisor and internship advisor helped me find out more information about Rush and how I could be a standout candidate to them. My internship advisor at the Career Advancement Center was able to set me up with two internships that would give me great experience and prepare me for nursing school.”
Dream it. Make it. Pursue it.—Alumni talk about
how their time at Lake Forest helped shape their current career path.
Consultant, Axiom Consulting Partners
From an unknown career path to a thriving corporate experience
Patient Care Coordinator, Lactation Network
Trusting the path while helping new parents
Infrastructure Proposal Services Director, Kiewit
Helping rebuild after Hurricane Katrina
Clinical Research Coordinator at Northwestern University
Finding her home away from home as an international student
Flight Attendant for Major US Airline
From introvert to social butterfly and campus leader