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% Employed||22% Graduate School||4% Fellowships, Military or Volunteer||1% Seeking Employment|
They continued their education at places like:
Or started their career at places like:
Sophie Vogt '16
Hometown: Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Majors: Chinese Language and Literature, Linguistics
Next Step: Middle school ESL teacher in South Korea
"I am most excited to live on the other side of the world and eat spicy, flavorful food."
Alek Wasserman '16
Hometown: Whitefish Bay, Wis.
Major: Performance (Piano)
Next Step: Master's in music teaching at Oberlin Conservatory of Music
"Without the rigor and thoroughness of my Lawrence education, I could not have achieved the high level of music performance and pedagogy that was necessary to go on to graduate study. My time at Lawrence was transformative."
Samantha Knott '16
Hometown: Potter, Wis.
Next Step: Ph.D. in chemical biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
“I am looking forward to continuing my journey in the field of scientific research, while gaining a variety of valuable skills that will allow me to pursue a career in the biomedical research industry. I cannot wait to be challenged, to learn and to grow.”
Santiago Alvarez '16
Hometown: Lima, Peru
Majors: History, Government
Next Step: US Army, Special Forces
"It has been my dream to join the Army SF like my dad did before me. I believe Lawrence has set me up for success by teaching me how to address issues and solve them even when they are outside of my comfort zone."
Nutt Punnanitinont '16
Hometown: Udon Thani, Thailand
Next Step: Research assistant at Rosewell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y.
"I am extremely thrilled to join Dr. Patnaik's lab at Rosewell Park. This opportunity will strengthen my laboratory skills and knowledge while keeping my feet wet in the area of cancer research prior to applying to medical school."
Read about past graduates and how Lawrence prepared them not for a job, but for life after college.
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