Our Mission

Lawrence University’s mission as a liberal arts college and conservatory extends beyond the conferral of degrees and the development of each individual academically; our mission includes preparing students for lives of achievement, responsible and meaningful citizenship, lifelong learning, and personal fulfillment. The Center for Career, Life and Community Engagement works with students to help define and achieve their “life after Lawrence” goals, whether that be entering the work force, preparing for graduate school or engaging in meaningful service work.


Center for Career, Life, and Community Engagement Staff

Mike O'Connor, Riaz Waraich Dean for Career, Life, and Community Engagement
Michelle Cheney, Assistant Director of the CLC – Internships
Ty Collins, Career Advisor
Lori Fares, Administrative Assistant
Kristi Hill, Director, Center for Community Engagement and Social Change
Grace Kutney, Associate Director of the CLC – Career Advising & Technology
Sophie Leppanen ’11, CLC Fellow
Mandy Netzel, Assistant Director of the CLC – Employer and Alumni Relations
Kia Thao, Coordinator of Pre-professional Advising & Major Fellowships

Career Peer Educators

Abbey Atwater ‘19
Hezekiah Ortiz '21
Tomas Vesely '19

Career Assistants

Julia Ammons ‘22
Noah Hathaway ‘19
Liesl Hostetter ‘20
Marissa Lake ‘22
Ngan Nguyen ‘20

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday:
8 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Drop-in Hours:
(During the academic year, except during reading periods or finals.)

Monday: 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 4:00 – 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Thursday: 3 – 4:30 p.m. (in Conservatory)
Friday: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Contact Information

Phone number: 920-832-6561
Email address: careerservices@lawrence.edu
Mailing address: 711 East Boldt Way, SPC 21, Appleton, WI 54911-5626
Physical address: 724 East Alton St., Appleton, WI 54911
Follow us on Twitter: @LUCareerCenter
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We are located on the second floor of Alice G. Chapman Hall on Alton Street.