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Laura Droste, M.Ed., LPC

Assistant Director, Student Career Advising

Assistant Director, Student Career Advising

Laura provides career advising to students in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. She works with students from the start of their time at Northwestern through graduation, helping them connect their Northwestern experience to professional opportunities. In addition to guiding students through the process of applying to jobs, internships, and other experiential learning opportunities, Laura collaborates with Weinberg College staff, faculty and alumni to develop tailored services and programming.

Laura earned her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and her Master's degree in Counseling specializing in College Student Development. Prior to starting her career in higher education, Laura worked in the advertising industry for nearly 10 years.

In her spare time, Laura volunteers with the Big Shoulders Fund and sings in her church choir.

Laura's advice to students: You do you! Listen to your inner voice when making career choices and trust that you will discover the best career path for you. As a career changer, many people in my life shared their opinions on where I should take my career and what I should do. Staying true to myself ultimately led me to a fulfilling career path. Remember that you are the expert on yourself.