Forage’s Virtual Experiences: Great Resume Builder!

Forage offers free, very-short virtual work experiences, which are online programs designed and delivered 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. Forage experiences are 6-8 hours long and help students be better prepared for the workplace by providing the opportunity to gain the relevant skills and experience to be successful in their career journey. Students do not need to apply and there is no cost involved.

There are many reasons 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 to your resume (see referencing policy on how to showcase your program)

How does Forage work?

Students work through a series of hypothetical tasks that are designed to simulate the sort of work
undertaken as an intern or graduate within their chosen organization. Each program takes 6 to 8
hours to complete and is completely free, open-access, and self-paced.

Some benefits of participating in Forage:

  • Employers are 2x more likely to invite a Forager to interview.
  • Employers are 4x more likely to extend an offer to a Forager.
  • Students do work that reflects real day-to-day tasks at leading companies.
  • Students receive curated resources to help students learn relevant industry skills.
  • Students receive video instructions directly from senior employees at chosen companies.

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, Experience a Day with KPMG Audit & Assurance
  • 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, Morrison Foerster Patent Strategy & Prosecution
  • Human Resources – GE Explorer
  • Business – lululemon Merchandising, Sydney Romantics Branding and Design, Discover
    Marketing Analytics at Wayfair
  • Social Impact – Virtual Startup Internship Innovating for Smart Cities, Engaging the
    community through Teach for Australia

Example of how to include a Forage Experience in your Resume:

This is just one example and should be used as a guide to show the specific skills gained.

[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

FAQ’s about Forage

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By Yale Office of Career Strategy
Yale Office of Career Strategy