Prepare for a world that doesn’t exist…yet.

Engaged Learning will prepare you to adapt and succeed in an ever-changing world. You will develop the abilities that are highly valued in the workplace or in graduate school. Among these is the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively. To think both critically and creatively. To be a confident thinker, a strong writer and an effective communicator.

Rather than accepting what you are told, you will learn to think for yourself. In a world that changes constantly, you will learn to create new knowledge to meet the needs of a workplace that we can barely imagine. You will graduate prepared for whatever lies ahead.

Lawrence graduates pursue a wide variety of interests following graduation: from continued study in graduate or professional school to personal exploration enabled by scholarships or grants to entering the workforce. To get an idea of what this year’s graduates are up to, we asked a few to describe their plans in the month before commencement, 2016.

Check out their next steps, in their own words.

Lawrentians Six Months Later

Since it's generally a good practice to back up a point with some evidence, here are some numbers and names to show how Lawrentians are doing within 6 months of graduation. Based on a recent survey, the class of 2016 reported a 99% placement rate.

72% Employed 20% Graduate School

7% Fellowships, Volunteer or Travel

1% Seeking Employment


They continued their education at places like:

  • University of Wisconsin
  • Columbia University
  • University of Michigan
  • Boston University
  • Purdue University
  • Indiana University
  • New York University
  • Royal College of Music
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Northwestern University

Or started their career at places like:

  • Google
  • Americorps
  • Bank of America
  • New York Jazz Academy
  • Portland Public Schools
  • Northern Trust
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Peace Corps
  • Mayo Clinic
  • LinkedIn


Alex Ajayi '12

Profession: Doctoral Student in Counseling Psychology at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Lawrence Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Garth Neustadter '10

Profession: Freelance Composer and Los Angeles Opera Chorus Member

Lawrence Degree: Bachelor of Music in Music Performance (Violin & Voice)

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