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When you hit the workforce, you spend anywhere from a third to half your weekdays working. Wouldn’t it be great to try your career on for size before plunging in?

Columbia startup BrainCeek, founded by Jason Fan ’18BUS and Soonkang Soh ’18BUS is helping those bound for investment banking do just that. BrainCeek holds simulation programs that allow participants to experience the roles and responsibilities of the job and better know whether it suits their interests – no prior experience needed. It’s also an opportunity to learn on the job, without the risk of actually being on the job.

The simulations have been sponsored by such groups as Rise New York / Barclays.

“I talked with bankers all summer and scoured the web for resources, but it wasn’t until I actually sat down for a week and did the work that I developed the clearest picture of what an investment banker does,” explained one participant, an incoming Tuck MBA student. As BrainCeek grows, this model could be adapted for other career paths as well.

Check out their offerings here.