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Why I Joined Forté and Why You Should Too

Graduating from college and stepping into the professional world is a monumental transition. As I prepare to start my career in strategy consulting as an Associate at L.E.K. Consulting, I can’t help but reflect on the pivotal role that Forté has played in my journey. Joining Forté has been one of the best decisions I made during my undergraduate years, and I’d like to share five compelling reasons why you should consider joining Forté too.

1. Building a Robust Network with Like-Minded Peers

One of the primary reasons I joined Forté was to connect and network with other undergraduates who were also aspiring to enter the business field. College can sometimes feel isolating, especially when your career ambitions are as specific as mine. Through Forté, I found a community of driven, ambitious individuals who shared my passion for business. These connections have not only provided me with a support system but also with a network of peers who understand the unique challenges of pursuing a career in consulting.

2. Accessing Incredible Resources for Career Development

Forté’s resources are unparalleled. The Career Ready Certificate, in particular, was a game-changer for me. This comprehensive program equipped me with the skills and knowledge needed to navigate the job market effectively. It was instrumental in helping me secure my position at L.E.K. Consulting. Beyond the certificate, Forté offers a wide variety of resources, including their incredible conferences and other learning materials, which have supported my professional growth.

3. Joining a Community that Empowers Women in Business

As a woman entering the business world, it was important for me to be part of a community that not only supports but actively promotes women in leadership roles. Forté’s commitment to empowering women in business is inspiring and crucial. Being surrounded by successful female professionals and mentors has given me the confidence and guidance needed to pursue my career goals with determination and resilience.

4. Expanding Opportunities Beyond Campus

Another significant reason for joining Forté was to seek out opportunities beyond the confines of my university. Forté’s access to exclusive events with top employers and renowned MBA programs opened doors that would have otherwise remained closed. These opportunities allowed me to connect with industry leaders and explore potential career paths that were not readily available through my campus recruiting efforts alone.

5. Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone

Finally, Forté encouraged me to push beyond my comfort zone. The events and opportunities they offer—ranging from conferences to networking events—provided me with a platform to engage with professionals, MBA admissions personnel, and fellow undergraduates in a concentrated timeframe. This experience was invaluable in building meaningful connections and expanding my professional network, many of which are proving beneficial as I embark on my career.

Joining Forté has been a transformative experience that has significantly shaped my career trajectory. From building a supportive network to accessing exclusive career development resources and stepping out of my comfort zone, Forté has provided me with the tools and opportunities needed to succeed. If you’re an undergraduate considering a career in business, I highly encourage you to join Forté. It’s a decision that will open doors, foster lifelong connections, and empower you to reach your full potential in the business world.

If you are interested in joining our community over over 116k women, register here.

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