Career site created for college women

The Forte Foundation, a consortium of major corporations, business schools and nonprofit organizations that directs talented women toward leadership roles in business, has launched Forte Career Lab Virtual Campus Web site. The site is a companion to its successful on-campus Career Lab events, which introduce college women to the range of business careers, female role models and the benefits of an MBA.

The Career Lab Virtual Campus, available at http://virtualcampus.fortefoundation.org , is an interactive site designed for undergraduate women considering business careers. The site contains videos and podcasts from Career Lab seminars, featuring women currently working in industries such as consulting, marketing and human resources, and covering topics such as: choosing a career; interview tips; and when to get an MBA.

The site also includes a discussion forum for undergraduate women to ask questions and share viewpoints on career search topics, step-by-step guides on resume writing and interviewing, and links to helpful blogs on starting a career.

Elissa Ellis Sangster, executive director of the Forte Foundation, notes the importance of the new site: “A recent survey of Forte members found that an overwhelming 93 percent of respondents who had limited exposure to business career options early in their studies would have been more interested in business if they were aware of the options during college. With this in mind, the new Career Lab site is designed to help undergraduate women learn about career opportunities in business and the value of an MBA.”

The Forte Foundation also offers online webinar events, podcasts, and a job database on the Forte Foundation website ( www.fortefoundation.org ) in addition to the in-person Career Lab events conducted on campuses across the U.S.