Great Summer Skill-Building: Forage and LinkedIn Learning

We featured two fabulous resources in a December blog post, Forage and Linkedin Learning as ideas for ways to use your Winter Break.  We are featuring them again here because both are great resources to gain skills and build your resume this summer too.

Forage! Formerly known as Inside Sherpa, is a platform that 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. The companies are varied as are the tasks.  As an example in the Tech section, you can do a cybersecurity project or a data analytics assignment.  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

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, Program Management
  • Time Management: Time Management Tips, Getting Things Done, Improving Your Focus
  • Emotional & Mental Health: Managing Stress for Positive Change, Building Resilience, Cultivating Mental Agility
  • Design: Design Thinking, Implementing the Process, Universal Principles of Design, Web Design, Designing A Presentation
  • 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 all summer. Career Advisors would be glad to chat with you about any/all career questions, and appointments are available through Handshake. In the meantime, best of luck with the end of the semester and finals!

By Robin Kahan
Robin Kahan Associate Director, Engineering Career Services Robin Kahan