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Forage Partnership Announcement

Charlie Anastasi
July 22, 2022
2 mins

Rize Education is excited to partner with Forage to enhance career readiness opportunities at over 80 independent colleges in the Lower Cost Models Consortium. Through Forage’s innovative platform, the partnership will give thousands of students across the country the ability to participate in free virtual job simulations with companies like Mastercard, KPMG, and Lululemon.

Through Forage, students from all backgrounds have the means to experience what it’s like to work at some of the biggest employers in the world. Rize initiated the partnership in response to student surveys that requested more classroom-integrated career support, feedback that is not new or unique to Rize students.

“We are always thrilled when we can quickly deliver something that students are asking for. Our partnership with Forage is a critical step toward our mission of providing a pathway to fulfilling employment for every student,” said Gregory Edwards, Head of Learning, Academic Product at Rize Education.

Jeremy Grunfeld, Director of Education Partnerships at Forage, echoed this sentiment."This partnership is a natural step given our mission-alignment. Through our partnership, hundreds of students at independent colleges will be able to build career-related skills and connect directly with leading employers, improving career outcomes."

The simulations take an average of five hours to complete and replicate a “day in the life” by assigning 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. Students who complete Forage simulations have above-average job placement results, and are:

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

For any questions regarding the partnership, feel free to reach out to Abigail McCulloch at amcculloch@rize.education.