Friday Faves: Forage and LinkedIn Learning

Welcome to Friday Faves! Each Friday we’ll spotlight our favorite resources for students. 

Get excited, friends. Today, we’re telling you about two faves in one post. Woohoo! The two are related, and BOTH can help you if you’re interested in gaining career-related experience or strengthening a skill over the extended winter break. Best of all, both are free for Tufts students.

First up: Forage! Formerly known as Inside Sherpa, this platform offers virtual work experience programs for Consulting, Finance, Law and Tech. Throughout the experience, top companies teach students the skills they look for in new hires BEFORE they hire you. No applications or experience required — this is done in your own time, at your own pace.

The programs mimic entry-level work done at several firms: BCG, Citi, Deloitte, GE, JP Morgan, Latham & Watkins, White & Case, and more. Once enrolled, you are given a hypothetical set of tasks that an employee would be expected to complete on a given workday. By completing the programs, you experience real world scenarios and gain practical skills professionals use daily. In addition to new skills, you will also have the chance to connect with the firms directly.

Log in via Handshake & check out Forage Virtual Work Experience Programs

Next, another of our faves for skill development: LinkedIn Learning! Through this platform, you  can access thousands of online courses and training videos across a variety of topics (both hard & soft skills), for a range of experience levels, and of differing video lengths. Here’s a quick sample,  organized by topic, to give you a sense of the variety:

  • Communication: Public Speaking Foundations, Giving and Receiving Feedback, Grammar Girl’s Quick & Dirty Tips for Better Writing
  • Software: Intro to Video Editing, Learning Python, Photoshop Elements
  • Emotional & Mental Health: Managing Stress for Positive Change, Building Resilience, Cultivating Mental Agility
  • Career Development: Become a Successful Job Hunter, Remote Work Foundations, Creating a Career Plan
  • and lots more!

Browse LinkedIn Learning Courses, Videos & Learning Paths

Happy Learning! And remember: The Career Center will be open until December 23, closed from December 24 – January 3, and open again on January 4. Career Advisors would be glad to chat with you about any/all career questions over winter break. In the meantime, best of luck with finals!

By Karen Dankers
Karen Dankers Career Advisor Karen Dankers