Résumé Builder: Virtual Experiences with Forage

Students: Are you seeking to build skills over a school break (or even a weekend)? You can engage in free, short virtual work experiences through Forage. Committing just a few hours can help you to better understand career pathways, build skills and confidence, and add an experience designed and delivered by leading companies to the appropriate section of a growing résumé.

How does a Forage experience work?

  • Click the Forage link to be taken to the Forage Explore Sign-up page for students at Grinnell College
  • Create an account
  • Choose your experience and work through a series of hypothetical tasks designed to simulate the type of work an intern might do within a given organization.
  • Spend six to eight self-paced hours engaged in the simulation.
  • Use Forage’s Reference Guide to add the experience to your résumé and LinkedIn profile.

Hundreds of Companies Offer Forage Experiences

Here are just a few:

  • Business – lululemon Merchandising, Sydney Romantics Branding and Design, Discover Marketing Analytics at Wayfair
  • Consulting – Accenture Future Innovator in Training; PWC Digital Assurance; BCG Strategy Consulting; Deloitte Technology Consulting
  • 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
  • Human Resources – GE Explorer
  • 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
  • Social Impact – Virtual Startup Internship Innovating for Smart Cities, Engaging the community through Teach for Australia
  • Technology – PWC Cybersecurity Virtual Case Experience; Goldman Sachs Engineering Virtual Experience; BCG Digital Transformation; BCG Data Science & Advanced Analytics

Benefits for a Forage Participant (a Forager)

  • Employers are two times more likely to invite a Forager to interview and four times more likely to extend an offer to someone with Forage experience.
  • The projects reflect real day-to-day tasks at leading companies.
  • Resources are curated by industry leaders to help you learn relevant industry skills.
  • Video instruction features senior employees at Forage companies.
  • You can learn what types of work tasks you enjoy and, potentially, discover work projects that aren’t a good fit.

Forage Goes on Your Résumé!

A resume entry showing the Forage experience in CLS recommended resume style.

Read More: Forage FAQs

By Robin Bourjaily
Robin Bourjaily Assistant Director, Exploratory Career Community