When you explore the business and finance pathway, you join a community of students interested in solving problems and generating value in the world of commerce.
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These students all followed the Business and Finance pathway. Read their stories. Get inspired.
With so many areas of study that can prepare you for a career in business, how will you decide? Consider the content knowledge, skills, and qualities you want to develop, then choose courses to support your interests and expand your knowledge.
Below are majors to start exploring in support of this pathway. Don’t be afraid to look beyond this list to develop your personal academic plan.
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- David B. Mathis Kemper Scholars Program for first-year students
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Interested in joining the Business and Finance Career Pathway? Sign up today!
You’ll find the resources you need here to get started with exploring your interest in business and finance – from related student organizations to helpful career resources.
Your career advisor can help you with everything from considering major/career options to making action plans to get what you want. Log into ForesterLink or contact the Career Advancement Center to confirm your advisor’s name. You can always swap advisors.
All career advisors email their advisees with potentially helpful resources and event announcements, so you can also check your email for the latest news. In addition, if you join a Career Pathway, you’ll also receive messages about specific jobs and internships.
What can you do right now?
Research industries and the functional areas of businesses to identify where you want to make your mark.
Learn about activities through the event tab of this site and explore the city with the Center for Chicago Programs.
Find professional associations and interesting people on social media by searching keywords.
Research trends and norms of the industry or jobs you are considering.
Lake Forest College’s subscription to Vault.com for articles and downloadable books. Popular Vault guides for this pathway include:
- Business Administration Jobs
- Banking and Financial Service Jobs
- Commercial and Investment Banking
- Information Technology Jobs
Vault is best known nationally for its influential rankings, ratings, and reviews on thousands of top employers and hundreds of internship programs.
Browse jobs and internships.
Jot down some notes about what stands out – the company, the responsibilities, the location, etc. and share your notes with your career advisor. Start with Lake Forest’s private career portal, ForesterLink. Look at position descriptions as closely as company information - you may find an interesting company worthy of more research.
Considering a career in insurance? Check out MyPath for internship and job opportunities in the insurance industry.
The Forester Career Network contains hundreds of industry professionals eager to talk with you about their career path, impressions of the industry, key professional organizations, and tips for you to consider as you develop your path. To gain access to the Forester Career Network, complete the training.
Create a way to organize your exploration and professional development activities.
Keeping track of the things you’ve done, want to do, and the stuff that gives you inspiration is a great way to always have a a next step, to find patterns amongst interests, and to keep track of your progress.
Start your master activity list or update your resume using our resume building resources.