Forage is a free, online resource where students can engage in virtual job simulations designed by leading companies. Develop skills and gain a real-world understanding of different roles and industries by working through self-paced modules that include tasks similar to those you would undertake during a traditional internship.

Forage's catalog of job simulations cover a wide array of industries including healthcare, design, social services, sciences, business, engineering, and more! New simulations are added regularly.

What does it involve?

  • Work through a series of hypothetical tasks that are designed to simulate the sort of work you would undertake as an intern or graduate at different companies
  • Modules are completely free and take between 6 to 8 hours to complete

What are the benefits?

  • Sample what work is like at leading companies
  • Discover career paths that you may not have previously considered
  • Build confidence and gain skills to get you 'work-ready'
  • Earn certifications for completed simulations that you can share on a resume/CV or highlight on your LinkedIn profile*
  • Have your information shared with recruiters for the companies for which you've completed simulations

*Please note that students may only include completed simulations under "Certifications" on their resumes/CVs and LinkedIn profiles. Students may not include completed simulations under "Experiences" or "Employment History".

To get started:

  1. Navigate to the SJSU Forage webpage.
  2. Click "Sign Up".
  3. Input the following information:
      1. First Name
      2. Last Name
      3. Email (i.e. your SJSU email address)
      4. Password
      5. What best decribes you currently (i.e. "In University/College")
      6. Current University, College or Other Institution (i.e. "San Jose State University")
      7. University Student ID
      8. How did you hear about us?
  4. Click Register.
  5. Browse available simulations. Select one, and click "Register now" to begin.