Forage is an online platform that offers Virtual Work Experience Programs free to students. These programs give students the opportunity to learn career skills from Fortune 500 companies. There is no application process and no experience required. Any student can complete these programs on their own time and learn relevant skills in Finance.
What is a Virtual Work Experience Program?
In the Virtual Work Experience Program, you will complete a simulation of the work done at some of the world’s top firms. The program is self-paced and typically takes 4-6 hours to complete each program. You get to practice skills from leading companies and can add these experiences to your resume.
How do Virtual Work Experience Programs work?
- A virtual work experience program contains modules of tasks from the different divisions of the company you choose.
- View video instructions from actual employees.
- Access curated resources to help you in the task.
- Submit work that reflects actual day to day tasks and earn a certificate.
- Compare your work with model examples from the company.
Some of the top Finance programs include:
- JPMorgan Chase Investment Banking Virtual Experience
- Citi Institutional Banking Virtual Internship Program
- JPMorgan Chase Commercial Banking Virtual Experience
- Future IM/Pact Investment Management Virtual Internship Program
- H2-Ventures Venture Capital Virtual Internship
- MinterEllison Capital Markets and Corporate Program
Not sure if Forage is for you?
Hear about it directly from Bauer Sophomore, Victoria Moises, who just finished the BCG Strategy Consulting Virtual Experience Program and is currently working on the Tech Consulting Virtual internship with Deloitte.
How easy is it to sign up and use the Forage platform?
It is extremely user friendly and includes a wide array of companies and specific industries to choose from. Each Forage virtual internship is equipped with modules, video instructions from real employees, and resources to complete each task to guide each user through their specific internship. Each internship is self-paced for users to gain practical skills and experience.
What have you learned from the BCG Strategy Consulting Virtual Experience Program?
Through the BCG Strategy Consulting Virtual Experience Program, I developed a business strategy for a telecommunications operator who had declining profits for several years. This experience allowed me to solve real client issues and find a solution to drive profitability.
How do you think the Virtual Work Experience Program prepares you for your first job after graduation?
As a sophomore in college, it is hard to gain relevant consulting experience. Through Forage, I have been able to gain exposure into the consulting field which has fueled my interest even more. It allows me to have something to discuss during an interview and how it has prepared me for a consulting role.
Would you recommend Forage to other students and why?
I would recommend the Forage platform to anyone interested in gaining insights into working at a specific firm. As well as anyone seeking a free online, innovative platform to gain experience to put on their resume or add to their LinkedIn. This platform includes internships from companies such as KPMG, Deloitte, and Citibank and many more. Forage has been an invaluable resource for me to keep busy and continue to learn outside of the classroom during this time.