Graduating seniors will soon begin their lives after Lawrence. Many are planning to continue their education. Others are taking the first step into careers. Still others will embrace scholarships. Judging from what they have said, all will miss professors and classmates. Here are just a few who shared their plans with us.
Andres Capous '17
Hometown: San Jose, Costa Rica
Next Step: Territory Account Representative, BCDVideo
“I'm looking forward to expanding business operations all across Latin America and the Caribbean. I'm excited to join the BCDVideo family, and learn a lot from folks that have great expertise in the field.”
Tammy (Mingfei) Li '17
Hometown: Jiamusi, China
Major: Performance (Piano)
Next Step: Master's in Piano Performance at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music
"I'm excited about starting my master's program at Jacobs School of Music! I am humbled and honored to be granted the Artistic Excellence Award. I'm looking forward to working with even more excellent musicians."
Max Loebl '17
“I am excited to apply the skills I have learned through research at Lawrence to my upcoming roles. My position with Heartland Alliance will offer me the chance to assist refugees from across the globe. With ENREACH Education, I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to teach abroad, in an organization that values liberal arts. I look forward to the culturally immersive experience and to sharpening my Mandarin."
Some students volunteered to talk more about their next steps. Watch videos below and check back from time to time as more videos become available.
Chris Gore-Gammon '17
Hometown: Appleton, WI
Major: Film Studies
Next Step: Videographer at Lawrence University
“I explored three different majors before I found my place in film studies.
I was given the freedom to pursue a Senior Experience in virtual reality, which pushed my physical, mental and creative limits. Innovation through technology is my life’s work, and I look forward to continuing this pursuit in my new position.”
Mattias Soderqvist '17
Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden
Next Step: Strategy and Operations Consultant, Priority Group, Stockholm, Sweden
“I'm excited to solve business problems and work on projects with some of the biggest brands in Europe."
Joli Hanlon '17
Hometown: Madison, WI
Next Step: Educational Ambassador,
Ameson Year in China
“I am looking forward to connecting with students and making an impact on their lives, as well as having the opportunity to work overseas.”
Ryan Eardley '17
Hometown: Montreal, Canada
Next Step: Chief Visionary at Tracr | Asset Tracing
“I have dedicated the summer to furthering a project I have been working on - Tracr. I'm most excited about solving a systemic problem in forensic accounting, and bringing this vision to life. Lawrence has empowered me to try and equipped me to succeed.”
Bradley Mueller '17
Hometown: Oak Park, IL
Next Step: Senior Business Analyst, Consulting Development Program, Optum
“I am excited to become immersed in our health systems and have the opportunity to develop solutions that can help improve health outcomes.”
Rachel Weiss '17
Hometown: Highland Park, IL
Major: Performance (Voice)
Next Step: Assistant to the Production Coordinator, Ravinia Festival
“There are all kinds of performers and ensembles that come to Ravinia for its summer festival. One day you could be listening to a violin concerto, the next you're at a Train concert. I love the fast pace, the absolutely amazing production team, and most of all, I love working backstage.”
Adam McDonald '17
Hometown: Chesterfield, MO
Next Step: Consultant in Health Care Strategy at Navigant Consulting
"The healthcare industry is constantly evolving, especially now, which makes this an exciting challenge. I am looking forward to helping companies and individuals thrive."
Maxwell Edwards '17
Hometown: Appleton, WI
Majors: Economics, Interdisciplinary Film Studies
Next Step: Project Manager and Implementation Consultant, Epic Systems
“Epic is a leader in the electronic medical records industry, and I am grateful for the opportunity to manage projects that will impact millions of lives. I look forward to working with doctors and hospital administrators, improving healthcare access for people all over the world.”
Lauren Vanderlinden '17
Hometown: Appleton, WI
Majors: Anthropology, Music
Next Step: Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology at University of California- Santa Barbara
"My Senior Experience combined anthropology and music in a way that was unique to my interests, and I learned so much from doing that. I worked closely with faculty on campus and even had an internship at the Smithsonian Institute. I’m so grateful for the opportunities I had at Lawrence!"
Henry Ward '17
Hometown: Galesburg, IL
Majors: Math, Computer Science
Next Step: Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at University of Minnesota
"I'll be performing exciting systems biology research with the Myers lab, and feel grateful for all of the wonderful Lawrence professors and staff who have helped me prepare for this next step in my career."
David Jumes '17
Hometown: Grand Chute, WI
Majors: Chemistry, Biochemistry
Next Step: Laser Raman Spectroscopy Project at Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
"I am excited to combine my interests of physical, marine and environmental chemistry into one program, where I will be collecting data from different gases along the seafloor with a remotely operated Raman spectrometer."
Nina Sultan '17
Hometown: Bloomington, IL
Majors: Psychology, Studio Art
Next Step: Master's in Creative Arts Therapy at Pratt Institute
“Having experience working with as many different populations as possible is essential in learning how to be a thoughtful and effective therapist. I cannot wait for what's next!”