Resume Builder! Forage’s Virtual Work Experiences

Forage offers virtual work experiences, which are online programs built and endorsed by leading companies. Each virtual work experience contains a series of resources and tasks designed to simulate the real-world experience of starting a career. They are 5-6 hours long and allow you to learn relevant tools and skills necessary to complete similar tasks during a workday. Students do not need to apply and there is no cost involved.

There are many reasons one may want to try out a virtual work experience including:

  • Better understand the career pathways available to you
  • Build the skills and confidence that will set you up for success
  • Add the experience in your resume (see referencing policy on how to showcase your program)

Below is just a sampling of some of the companies and programs involved:

  • Consulting – Accenture Future Innovator in Training; PWC Digital Assurance; BCG Strategy Consulting; Deloitte Technology Consulting
  • Technology – PWC Cybersecurity Virtual Case Experience; Goldman Sachs Engineering Virtual Experience; BCG Digital Transformation; BCG Data Science & Advanced Analytics
  • Finance – Citi Investment Banking; Citi Markets (Sales and Trading) and Securities Services; J.P.Morgan Investment Banking Virtual Experience; J.P. Morgan Commercial Banking Virtual Experience
  • Law –  LEOCussen Centre for Law Human Rights Law; Latham & Watkins Mergers & Acquisitions; Kilpatrick Townsend Patent Law; Clifford Chance Climate Change; Herbert Smith Freehills Digital Law Group.
  • Human Resources – GE Explorer
  • Social Impact  – Virtual Startup Internship Innovating for Smart Cities

Example of including a Forage Experience in your Resume:

[Insert Employer Name], [Insert Specific Experience Name] Virtual Experience Program Participant, [Insert Date]
• Participant in the Forage [Insert specifics]
• Tasks completed include: Market Research, Data Analysis, Understanding Consumer Needs, Client Recommendation, and Next Steps [These are just some examples but edit to the specific skills gained.]

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By Yale Office of Career Strategy
Yale Office of Career Strategy