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.

The Class of 2013 Six Months Later

To really drive the point home, we've compiled some more measurable statistics below. This is what life looks like for the class of 2013, 6 months after they received their diplomas.

74% Employed 24% Graduate School 1.6% Fellowships, Military, or Travel .4% Seeking Employment

We even put together a list of employers and schools at which our graduates find themselves.

They continued their education here

  • University of Wisconsin
  • Princeton
  • Yale
  • Dartmouth
  • Eastman School of Music
  • Indiana University
  • New York University
  • Harvard
  • USC
  • Oxford

Or started their career here

  • Apple
  • Americorps
  • NYC Board of Education
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Freelance Musician
  • Chicago Opera Theatre
  • Columbia University Medical Center
  • Google
  • MediCare
  • Associated Press

 

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 2014

Learn more about where some members of the Class of 2014 headed after graduation.

Max Burgess '14

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Hometown: Deerfield, Illinois
Major: History
Next Step: Business Development Representative, BCDVideo, Northbrook, Illinois

Emily Hoylman '14

YouTube VideoYouTube VideoPlay YouTube VideoHometown: Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
Major: Biochemistry
Next Step: University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Henry Chesnutt '14

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Hometown: Cardiff-by-the-sea, California
Major: Economics
Next Step: Full-Time Analyst, Gravie, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Chiao-Yu Tuan '14

YouTube VideoYouTube VideoPlay YouTube VideoHometown: Taipei, Taiwan
Majors: Math-Computer Science and Psychology
Next Step: Full-Time Software Engineer, LinkedIn, Mountain View, California

Anthony Capparelli '14

Sophie Durbin '14

YouTube VideoYouTube VideoPlay YouTube VideoHometown: Winnetka, Illinois
Majors: Gender Studies and Theatre Arts
Next Step:  Curatorial Intern, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Chase Nelson '14

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Hometown: Custer, Wisconsin
Major: Biology
Next Step: National Accounts Representative, BCDVideo, Northbrook, Illinois

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