Redefining Success

What you've got in front of you here is a seemingly confusing conglomeration of colors made with statistics compiled over the course of three years to help demonstrate how a Lawrence liberal arts education prepares students for success. It's actually much easier to understand than it appears, and understanding it is as simple as this:

On the left you can see the student's major.

On the right you can see the student's career path.

See how students who studied biology not only enter the medical field, but also the fields of consulting, finance, and management. History majors go on to pursue education, social and religious services, sales, or continue their education in grad school. Music performance majors not only pursue careers in music, but in medicine and law, too. 

This kind of information is crucial to understanding the true value of a liberal arts education of the quality Lawrence provides. The world is changing faster than ever and people are making career switches with more regularity. That's why being prepared not for a career but for life after college is so important -- which is exactly what Lawrence provides.

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.

73% Employed21% Graduate School5% Fellowships, Military or Volunteer1% 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

 

Take a look at some of our graduates to see how Lawrence prepared them for the future, and read their story to learn how they got there.

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)

Susan Medak '76

Profession: Managing Director at Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Lawrence Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Drama

Catherine Sawinski '99

Profession: Assistant Curator of Earlier European Art at the Milwaukee Art Museum

Lawrence Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Art History & Classics

Wenjie Chen '04

Profession: Assistant Professor of International Business and International Affairs at George Washington University, School of Business and Elliott School of International Affairs

Lawrence Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Economics-Mathematics

James Gandre '81

Profession: President of Manhattan School of Music

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

Roman Boed '87

Profession: Senior Legal Officer and Chief of the Appeals Chamber Support Section at the United Nations, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

Lawrence Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Economics & Government

Christine Benedict '99

Profession: Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Edgewood College

Lawrence Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Biology & French

Heidi Stober '00

Profession: Opera Singer at Deutsche Oper Berlin and International Guest Artist

Lawrence Degree: Bachelor of Music with a Self-Designed Major

Lan Huang '93

Profession: Chairman and CEO, Dalian Wanchun Biotechnology Co. Ltd., Dalian, China

Lawrence Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Chemistry

The Plans of the Class of 2015

Learn more about where some members of the Class of 2015 headed after graduation.

Najja Gay '15

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Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
Major: Biology
Next Step: Assistant Language Teacher Program, Chiba Prefecture, Japan

Christopher Acy '15

YouTube VideoYouTube VideoPlay YouTube VideoHometown: Aurora, CO
Major: Biology and Music
Next Step: Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Oklahoma

Sarah Prophet '15

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Hometown: Cedar Falls, IA
Major: Biochemistry
Next Step: Research Assistant, Massachusetts General Hospital

Brandon Taylor '15

YouTube VideoYouTube VideoPlay YouTube VideoHometown: Johnsburg, IL
Majors: Chemistry
Next Step: Master's in Organic Chemistry, University of Denver

Sarah Gunby '15

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Hometown: Mercer Island, Washington
Major: Biology and Biochemistry
Next Step: Doctor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine  

Tianchu (Alex) Liang ’15

YouTube VideoYouTube VideoPlay YouTube VideoHometown: Tangshan, China
Majors: Physics and Mathematics
Next Step:  Masters of Science in Computer Science, Georgia Tech

Schuyler Thornton '15

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Hometown: Allentown, N.J.
Major: Flute Performance and Government
Next Step: Master's in Flute Performance, James Madison University

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