Michael Lawrence

Grinnell College
1103 Park Street
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

Michael Lawrence

Director, Business & Finance Career Community

Offices, Departments, or Centers: Center for Careers, Life, and Service ,

Michael leads the Business and Finance Career Community at Grinnell.  He provides students and early career alumni industry-focused advising, experiential learning opportunities, and targeted programming as they focus and connect their values, strengths, and interests to specific postgraduate goals and ambitions related to business and finance. He also advises students and graduates interested in attending business school or pursuing a business-related graduate degree.

A native of Delaware, Michael has lived in every region of the United States and in Europe.  He holds degrees from the University of Delaware (BS in Economics) and Georgia State University (MS in Organizational Behavior). Prior to joining Grinnell, Michael held executive leadership roles at Exxon-Mobil and BP. After over two decades as a corporate executive, he became an entrepreneur and founded a company that does assessment and development for college and university students. Michael also served as career coach for the EMBA program at Rider University’s School of Business.

Outside of work, Michael enjoys spending time with his family, walking and napping with his loyal German Shepherd, and working out. He is an avid reader, movie enthusiast, and loves anything to do with coffee. With a lifelong passion for football, Michael can be found either enjoying the football season or counting the days until the next season begins.

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