Winter Break Faves: Forage and Udemy

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 winter break. Best of all, both are free for Tufts students.

First up: Forage! 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.

Check out Forage Virtual Work Experience Programs

Next, another of our faves for skill development: Udemy! Through this platform, you can access hundreds 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: How to Write Better Emails, Assertive Communication, Workplace Communication Skills
  • Software: Intro to Video Editing, Learning Python, Photoshop Elements
  • Emotional & Mental Health: How to Develop Emotional Resilience, Flourishing in Stressful Times
  • Career Development: Leadership – Essentials for Career Development, Boost Your Career by Developing Soft Skills
  • and lots more!

Browse Tufts Udemy Online Learning Paths

Happy Learning! The Career Center will be closed from December 24 – January 2. We will operate remotely from December 20 – January 18, with virtual advising appointments available starting January 3. Career Advisors would be glad to chat with you about any/all career questions over the break. In the meantime, best of luck with finals!

By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Assistant Director, Communications & Marketing / Career Advisor