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Career Month brings virtual career events for every student

Keletso Gababotse promotes Career Month with a sign Keletso Gababotse '21 promotes last year's Career Month in the Mohr Student Center.
February 02, 2021
Brittany Previte

At Lake Forest College, February is a time when students reflect and take action for their future career success.

All month long, students can discover career-related events that will connect them to professionals and recruiters within their Career Pathway, explore potential career paths, and make plans for summer and post-graduation.

“We encourage career planning all year long, but February is the time students should think about accelerating their internship and job searches,” said Colleen Monks, Director for the Career Advancement Center. “There are events and workshops for students of every major and every stage of the career process.”

A complete list of events is available on the campus calendar, and students can register for events on Handshake. Career events planned for February include: 

  • Career Express Advising | Weekdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Zoom
    Drop by to talk with an advisor to get advice on resumes, internships, and your future! Students can continue to schedule virtual appointments via Handshake, but these drop-in hours are a convenient way to add career planning to your schedule.
  • Careers and Hot Chocolate: Exploring Your Interests and the Career Pathways | Thursday, February 11, Drop-in 11a.m.-1p.m. CT, Virtual Event
    Grab your favorite hot (or cold) beverage and join the Career Advancement Center for an informal drop-in workshop to explore how you can match your interests, personality, values and skills to career paths. This event is especially helpful for first-year, sophomore, and undecided students, but all are welcome! This is a drop-in, virtual event and you do not need to attend for the entire duration.
  • So You Want to Do an Internship? | Tuesday, February 16 from 5-6:30p.m. CT, Virtual Event 
    Come learn from the Career Advancement Center all you need to know to search for and land internships, and how to complete them as part of our Academic Internship Program. This event also provides the opportunity to network with alumni and professionals in the field and hear how experiential learning can help you set yourself apart from other candidates in your internship search.
  • Forester Alumni Insights: What’s Your Next Career Move? | Thursday, February 18 from 7-8p.m. CT, Virtual Event (For Alumni)
    Come learn how to identify labor market trends, identify your career preferences, and explore strategies that will help you navigate the job market with confidence.
  • Careers in Healthcare and Research Networking Event | Tuesday, February 23 from 4:30-6:30p.m. CT, Virtual Event
    Participate in this networking event to hear from alumni about their career path and why they chose their current profession, learn how to be a competitive for graduate programs and job opportunities, and connect with employers about future volunteer, shadowing, internship, and job opportunities. Registration via Handshake is required by February 19.
  • Careers in Foreign Service | Wednesday, February 24 from 5-6p.m. CT, Virtual Event
    Learn about overseas careers and internships at the U.S. Department of State! Ron Packowitz, the State Department's Diplomat in Residence for the Midwest, will talk about opportunities to work in diplomacy as part of the Foreign Service, and share highlights from his 20-year diplomatic career. Ron will also talk about overseas tech careers in the State Department for computer science and other STEM majors.
  • Employer Showcase | Thursday, February 25 from 4:40-6:30p.m. CT, Virtual Event
    At this event you will hear about a variety of organizations and learn how to apply for a wide range of full-time jobs and internships. You will also be placed into breakout rooms with some of the attending industry professionals for networking rounds. This event is open to all majors, but is sponsored by the Business, Finance, and Data Science Career Pathway.

Stay tuned for more career events coming in March, including the signature career-planning extravaganza Career-A-Palooza, which will take place March 15-19.