The Job Shadowing Program offers an opportunity for deep insight into a particular role. Shadow a professional (a “host”) of your interest for half a day to five days and learn how your values, skills and interests relate to potential career options. While offered online, Job Shadowing meetings will occur over 1-2 hour online meetings over 1 or 2 days. The Job Shadowing Program is CCR eligible.
This is what you gain:
- Learn about managing your career from your host’s own story.
- Practice networking during career conversations.
- Understand organizational culture during a workplace tour (in-person only).
- Develop your career ideas by acquiring industry knowledge.
- Apply skills in the workplace through a planned activity.
Program EligibilityUndergraduate and recent alumni up to two years who have completed the program prerequisites: the online and in-person Career Exploration Orientation. Graduate students and recent alumni of graduate programs who have completed the online Career Exploration Orientation. When placements open, these participants will be invited to submit a statement of interest
How The Program Works
During your visit with your host, you will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn about their career pathway, and gain a behind-the-scenes look at their profession. Visit activities may also include formal and informal networking, a chance to speak with different colleagues, and a mini-project component that simulates typical work in the office.
Deepen your learning with a short reflection survey at the end of your experience. This makes you eligible for CCR.
Placements take place during the following periods:
- November 9 – 20, 2020
- March 8 – 19, 2021
- June 7 – 18, 2021
Once you complete the Job Shadowing Program, consider taking part in the In The Field program which allows a broader exploration of an industry and the variety of roles available.
What Students Are Saying7 votes
The entire process was eye-opening to me. The application made me identify what my skills and values are, and how various professions would match up with them. The site visits themselves were incredibly interesting and allowed me to gauge what it is I would like to do in the future.