Virtual Work Experience Programs
The Career Planning and Placement Office has collaborated with a company called Forage to provide students with a variety of free Virtual Work Experience Programs. Check out all of the opportunities here!
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. In a nutshell, Virtual Work Experience Programs on Forage are designed first and foremost to help students. 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 risk-free opportunity to try out a career in a leading firm. 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.
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 Planning and Placement office by phone at 313-577-4781 or by email at email@example.com.