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

The last three graduating classes have reported a 99% placement rate within six months of graduation. (We will post 2017 data shortly after we receive it, but early returns suggest similar distributions.)

73% Employed
22% Graduate School
4% Fellowships, Volunteer or Travel
1% Seeking Employment


They started their careers at places like:

  • Americorps
  • Apple
  • Appleton Area School District
  • Associated Press
  • Bank of America
  • Boldt Company
  • Epic Systems
  • General Dynamics
  • Google
  • LinkedIn
  • New York Jazz Academy
  • The Northern Trust
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Peace Corps
  • Phoenix Symphony
  • Thomson Reuters

They continued their education at places like:

  • Boston University
  • Columbia University
  • Dartmouth
  • George Washington University
  • Harvard
  • Indiana University
  • Marquette University
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • University of Michigan
  • New York University
  • Northwestern University
  • Princeton
  • Purdue University
  • Royal College of Music
  • University of Southern California
  • Vanderbilt University
  • University of Wisconsin


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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