The Forester Network

Helping students build and use a network is one of the things that sets Lake Forest College apart. 

Student speaking with employer The Gorter Family 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 opportunities after graduation.

Join the Forester Network!

Sign up to become a Career Pathway Affiliate, a team of alumni, faculty, staff, employers, and friends of the College who are eager to help our students find meaningful and productive careers. Pathway Affiliates are regularly contacted with opportunities to participate such as joining in career events, providing one-on-one mentorship, offering networking referrals, and recruiting activities.

The Power of the Forester Network

Lake Forest College boasts a strong community of alumni who give back to the College in tangible ways by helping students and recent grads. And it’s not just alumni, it’s professors, it’s parents of alumni, parents of current students, and friends of the College such as trustees and others. Through these connections, students have access to hundreds of professionals willing to help them understand and navigate their career path. 

Our networking events get students connected. Foresters can take advantage of programs from industry visit days that take them behind the scenes to explore a day in the life of a professional, to virtual and in-person mixers that provide opportunities to share their resume and shine.

Each Career Pathway is guided by a Leadership Team that consists of alumni, faculty, professional staff, employers, College trustees, and current students. Part advocate, part advisory board, the teams help to competitively prepare students for jobs and internships to stay on the cutting edge of recruiting trends. Meet our network of leaders:

Strong employer partnerships set Foresters up for success. Our team builds close relationships with alumni and other professionals across the Career Pathways to create internship programs and job opportunities in Chicago and beyond.

Forester Alumni across the U.S.
Corporate Headquarters in Chicago
#12 BEST
Alumni Network The Princeton Review 2020
Randy Lauer
The Foresters I hire as interns and graduates are competing against candidates from the top schools in the country, including the Ivy League schools. They are well prepared and have what it takes.
Randy Lauer ’81, Head of Institutional Sales and Business Development, Academy Securities

Contact Information

Gorter Family Career Advancement Center

256 Brown Hall, Middle Campus


Academic Year: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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