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Career Connections

Success Stories and Outcomes

Foresters get great outcomes, because they receive career preparation guidance from day one on campus and have access to countless experiences that prepare them to succeed after graduation. The Lake Forest College professional network includes employers, alumni, parents, and friends of the College eager to recruit and open doors on behalf of our students.

Learn more about outcomes and how our students get them through these profiles:

 

  • Lana Panitch ’14

    Lana Panitch ’14 became an energy efficiency expert after studying environmental studies and Spanish.

  • Melisa Cambron Perez ’15

    Melisa Cambron Perez ’15 works at an environmental nonprofit after studying biology, Asian studies, and Spanish.

  • Justin Lansing ’07

    Justin Lansing ’07 became a Grammy Award-winning musician after studying Spanish and sociology.

  • Dan Turk ’15

    Dan Turk ’15 became an investment banking analyst at Moelis & Company in New York City after getting his degree in finance and asian studies.

  • Anna Schoen ’16

    Anna Schoen ’16 had three internships while studying art history and communicationand now works at an art center.

  • Steph Scholl

    Steph Scholl ’16 became a staffing consultant at Randstad USA after majoring in Spanish.

  • Josh Bill ’04

    Josh Bill ’04 became one of the top history teachers in the country after studying education and history.

  • Emily Blegen ’07

    Emily Blegen ’07 became a psychologist after learning how to conduct research and think critically as a history major.

  • Rachel Collins ’14

    Rachel Collins ’14 was a development intern at a non-profit organization while studying history.

  • Chai Reddy ’01

    Chai Reddy ’01 became a teacher and pursued his Ed.D. after studying history.

  • Michael Rueffer ’17

    Michael Rueffer ’17 had three internships that helped shape his career path in finance.

  • Bridget Kies

    Bridget Kies ’02 is an instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee after graduating with a degree in French

  • Matthew McPherson ’17

    Matthew McPherson ’17 completed internships that opened up opportunities within the food industry.

  • Lisa Ledvora ’16

    Lisa Ledvora ’16 completed two internships and used her Forester connections to find her first job post-graduation.

  • Thomas Quigley ’18

    Thomas Quigley ’18 interned at the Chicago Bandits while studying business and entrepreneurship and innovation.

     

  • Jimmy Cusan ’17

    Jimmy Cusan ’17 worked with three Lake Forest alumni during his internship at Citigroup.

  • Jerry Sproviero ’16

    Jerry Sproviero ’16 researched and interviewed World War II veterans during his history internship at Pritzker Military Museum and Library. 

  • Jacob Heaps

    Jacob Heaps ’11 became a research scientist in Colorado after studying chemistry.

  • Roberta Dume ’13

    Roberta Dume ’13 received her Doctorate in Pharmacy (PharmD) from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science after studying chemistry and English.

  • Katerina Roldan ’17

    Katerina Roldan ’17 explored her interests while completing four internships, including one in Spain.

  • Dylan Ernst ’17

    Dylan Ernst ’17 received a job offer as a result of his internship experience.

  • David Cantor-Echols ’07

    David Cantor-Echols ’07 was prepared to become a PhD student at the University of Chicago after writing his history thesis.

  • Kirsten Slora ’17

    Kirsten Slora ’17 interned at the Chicago Area Runners Association while studying psychology and communication.

  • Chelsea McDonald ’16

    Chelsea McDonald ’16 is working for a US Senator after completing many internships and research experiences.

  • Olivia Dellomodarme ’19

    “As a Richter Scholar, I was able to work hands-on with my biology professor doing research. It was a great opportunity that you can’t easily get at a large university as an undergraduate.”

  • Matthew Spehlmann ’16

    Matt Spehlmann ’16 is an intern at an international foundation in Ecuador after studying Spanish, economics, and computer science.

  • Jenny McTague ’17

    Jenny McTague ’17 was a sustainability intern at the City of Evanston while majoring in environmental studies and economics.

  • Alina Elperin ’07

    Alina Elperin, MD ’07 became an Internal Medicine Residency Site Director after studying chemistry and biology.

  • Alex Shipplett ’16

    Alex Shiplett ’16 became a production assistant for “The Bachelor” after studying communication and international relations.

  • Libby Lakeman ’16

    Libby Lakeman ’16 was an events intern at the Newberry Library in Chicago while studying history.

  • Abby Brand ’10

    Abby Brand ’10 studied economics and French before becoming an attorney.

  • Casey Reid ’08

    Casey Reid ’08 became a senior marketing director in Chicago after studying history and English.

  • Nissa Anderson

    Nissa Anderson ’16 is getting her master’s in music education.

  • Kojo Osafo ’17

    “When I studied abroad in New Zealand, I was surrounded by nature which was basically heaven for a biology major.”

  • Yipeng Hu ’14

    Yipeng Hu ’14, a finance and French double-major who completed four internships as a student, is a financial analyst in China. 

  • Yaritza Cambron

    Yaritza Cambron ’15 works at Northshore University HealthSystem after studying biology, psychology, and Spanish.

  • Niah Anson ’18

    Niah Anson ’18 interned at a Consulate General while studying international relations and social justice.

  • Angela Lopez ’11

    Angela Lopez ’11 served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Columbia and now works at a nonprofit in Arizona after studying Spanish and education.

  • Saul Bello Rojas ’16

    “I’ve presented at a lot of science conferences. When I was interviewing for jobs, future employers liked that I presented before an audience and explained my research.”

  • Kimiko Fujioka Guillermo ’16

    Kimiko Fujioka Guillermo ’16 learned about grant research and fundraising at her internship at World Bicycle Relief.

  • Beatriz Estay ’17

    Beatriz Estay ’17 completed four internships while studying communication and sociology and anthropology.

  • Jessica Price ’06

    Jessica Price ’06 received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and works at the Nature Conservancy after studying biology, art history, and English.

  • Alec Bruns ’17

    Alec Bruns ’17 had a computer science internship that led to a job offer post-graduation!

  • Kelsie Miller

    Kelsie Miller ’15 interned at State Farm while studying economics and psychology and now works in the insurance industry.

  • Genevieve Misfeldt Sonty ’04

    Genevieve Misfeldt Sonty ’04 became a social studies teacher in Highland Park after double majoring in history and education.

  • Peyton Rose ’01

    Peyton Rose ’01 wrote an award-winning fiction novel after studying philosophy and religion