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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.

CAC Infographic: 97% of students are employed or enrolled in graduate school within 6 to 9 months of graduation

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.

  • 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.

  • Abby Brand ’10

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

  • Rachel Collins ’14

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

  • Jenny McTague ’17

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

  • Anna Schoen ’16

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

  • Katerina Roldan ’17

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

  • Kimiko Fujioka Guillermo ’16

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

  • Kirsten Slora ’17

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

  • 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.”

  • Tracy Koenn ’18

    Tracy Koenn ’18 developed professional skills through on-campus jobs as well as her internship with the Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

  • Chai Reddy ’01

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

  • Alec Bruns ’17

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

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Niah Anson ’18

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

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • Casey Reid ’08

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

  • Matthew Spehlmann ’16

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

  • Yvette Ramirez ’18

    Yvette Ramirez ’18 became a rehabilitation technician after fostering her interest in physical therapy as a biology major.

  • Matthew McPherson ’17

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

  • Josh Bill ’04

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

  • Thomas Quigley ’18

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

  • Jacob Heaps

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

  • Bridget Kies

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

  • Beatriz Estay ’17

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

  • Genevieve Misfeldt Sonty ’04

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

  • Kyra Vidas ’18

    Kyra Vidas ’18 pursued her passion for athletics working with WNBA teams after majoring in business and communication.

  • 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.

  • Alex Shipplett ’16

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

  • Yaritza Cambron

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

  • Libby Lakeman ’16

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

  • Melisa Cambron Perez ’15

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

  • Lisa Ledvora ’16

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

  • Jerry Sproviero ’16

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

  • Alina Elperin ’07

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

  • Kelsie Miller

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

  • Steph Scholl

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

  • Andjela Dragojevic ’18

    Andjela Dragojevic ’18 is studying reproductive science and medicine in graduate school after majoring in neuroscience.

  • Emily Blegen ’07

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

  • Bobby Inman ’20

    Bobby Inman ’20 gained Hollywood experience while interning at media company Buffalo 8 and film, television and media financier BondIt.

  • Nissa Anderson

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

  • Jimmy Cusan ’17

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

  • Chelsea McDonald ’16

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

  • Kojo Osafo ’17

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

  • Michael Rueffer ’17

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

  • Dylan Ernst ’17

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

  • Jonathan Stern ’18

    Jonathan Stern ’18 entered the field of sports psychology after running on the Men’s Cross Country team and majoring in psychology.

  • Peyton Rose ’01

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

  • Roberta Dume

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

  • Justin Lansing ’07

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