Getting Started with Career Planning

Find information on how to connect with Career Pathway communities, Handshake, and your career advisor.

Student in student center celebrating careers

Schedule an appointment

Log in to Handshake to schedule an appointment with an advisor in your career pathway. Need help scheduling an appointment? View our Handshake Help page here!

You can also visit Career Express Advising in the Mohr Student Center Mondays-Thursdays from 11a.m.-1p.m.

Join a Career Pathway

Career Pathways are specialized communities that help you match your interests with career preparation opportunities. Each Pathway has its own personality and unique events. Pathways are often, but not always, correlated to your major. You can join one or all five:

To join a career pathway, fill out this form—you will receive notifications about upcoming events and job and internship opportunities. View your current pathway by viewing the “Labels” section in your Handshake profile.

Connect with employers, find resources and more on Handshake

Log in to Handshake: your one-stop career services resource!

Lake Forest College uses Handshake, the leading career platform used at over 500 colleges and by more than 300,000 employers, including the Fortune 500, startups, nonprofits and more. On Handshake you can

Current students already have an account. Log in using your Lake Forest College credentials. Visit to complete your profile and put your best self forward to employers!

Find a part-time job in the community using QuadJobs

Create an account on to see household and other part-time positions such as babysitting, tutoring, helping at parties, running errands, and moving furniture.

Quick Links