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uConnect Partners with Forage to Offer Free Virtual Job Simulations

Millions of students now have increased access to free virtual job simulations thanks to uConnect’s new integration with Forage. 

With the integration, uConnect users can add hundreds of Forage courses directly to their virtual career center platform. The virtual job simulations empower students to build the practical skills that employers are looking for, increasing their likelihood of landing a job and interviewing effectively.

And with Forage programs being free, virtual, and open access 24/7/365, students can complete virtual job simulations on their own terms and at their own pace, removing barriers to entry.

“From day one, uConnect has been all-in on career services and helping career centers across the country scale their impact and help more students build meaningful lives and careers. Our partnership with Forage is a critical step toward our goal of making career services accessible to anyone, anywhere, anytime,” said David Kozhuk, Founder and CEO of uConnect. 

Forage simulations ensure that graduates are more ‘work-ready’ and have the opportunity to explore new careers across industries such as technology, consulting, law, finance, marketing, and engineering. Through Forage, all students have the means, regardless of their circumstances, to experience what it’s like to work at some of the biggest employers in the world like Walmart, Lyft, JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, BCG, and Accenture.

Forage examples on uC demo site“Our integration with uConnect will be a valuable resource to career centers who want to provide their students with a comprehensive career services offering that demystifies careers and allows their students to start building relevant skills and connect directly with leading employers,” said Jeremy Grunfeld, Director of Education Partnerships at Forage.

Forage joins the ranks of high-impact career exploration and skill-building tools offered through uConnect. The modern career services professional can now, at scale, provide students with opportunities to explore careers, become work-ready, and increase their likelihood of landing a job with virtual job simulations.

In fact, students who complete Forage courses are: 

  • 2x more likely to get an interview 
  • 4x more likely to receive an offer 
  • 4x more likely to accept an offer

Forage virtual job simulations, designed in collaboration with companies, take an average of five hours to complete and replicate a “day in the life” by simulating projects or tasks that employees at a particular company would complete. This allows students to build tangible, real-life skills and truly understand what their career could look like.

For more information about adding Forage courses to your uConnect platform, check out this article in our client portal. To learn how other schools are incorporating Forage into their virtual career centers and into the classroom, join us for a webinar on Thursday, July 28th at 3 PM EST with Mahak Hassan, Education Partnerships Manager of Forage; David Kozhuk, Founder and CEO of uConnect; and Eileen McGarry, Executive Director of Career Services at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. During this webinar, we'll feature how Eileen and her team leverage the Forage integration with uConnect to provide equitable access to opportunities for their students. 

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Meredith Metsker
Meredith Metsker

Meredith is the content marketing manager at uConnect. She comes from a journalism background and uses her experience covering higher education, labor market data, business, and more to craft thoughtful (and well-sourced) content for the modern career services professional.

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