Forage - Virtual Work Experience Programs
The Career and Professional Development Center has collaborated with Forage to provide students with free Virtual Work Experience Programs. Create a free account and check out all the opportunities here!
*Please note that Forage is an international organization so you will notice that some words are spelled in alternative ways to what you may be accustomed to seeing in the United States.
What is a Virtual Work Experience Program?
Virtual Work Experience Programs are online programs built and endorsed by leading companies. They contain a series of resources and tasks designed to simulate the real-world experience of starting a career. By completing a Forage Virtual Internship you will:
Gain a better understanding of the diverse and exciting career pathways available to you
Build the skills and confidence that will set you up for success as you move from the world of study to the world of work
These programs are a great opportunity to try out a career in a leading company. The main differences between these programs and a traditional internship are:
Virtual Internships are open to all students (no applications!)
You can't make any mistakes in a Virtual Internship (no pressure!)
Virtual Internships are truly digital, you can complete them in your own time, from anywhere in the world
The Virtual Work Experience Programs are great opportunities for students who are trying to decide what field they want to pursue or who are looking to gain experience before seeking an internship. Virtual Work Experience Programs also allow you to connect with employers in a unique way!
When you sign up for a new Virtual Work Experience Program you can choose to share your information and submitted work with an employer. You always have the option to opt-out of sharing as well. As you complete each module of the Virtual Internship you will unlock real work samples to show you how a graduate at that company would have approached each task. In this way, you will be able to self-assess your own work and continue to build the skills and confidence to be successful in your transition from university to the world of work.
Adding a Virtual Experience to your Resume:
After completing each program you can add the information to your resume and LinkedIn profile to showcase your experience and abilities to prospective employers. If you need help adding these experiences to your resume or have additional questions about the Virtual Work Experience Programs, please contact the Career and Professional Development Office in Reeves 109 or email Heidi Schuman at firstname.lastname@example.org