2018 Job Shadow Program

Job Shadow Program Flier


The Job Shadow Program provides an opportunity for students to explore, firsthand, occupations that interests them. Student/s will be paired with a professional employed in their prospective occupation and will shadow them at their place of employment for an agreed upon time. Program operational dates are during Spring Break 2018 (March 12-16, 2018) as determined by Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

Confirmed sites include:

ABC 27 News, ESPN Radio Network, McKonley & Asbury LLP, The Carlisle Group, Global Data Consultants, PA Capitol, PA Government – Criminal Courts, PA Dept. of Agriculture, Armada Supply Chain, Commonwealth Strategic Consulting/Government Affairs, US Department of Health & Human Services/ Administration for Children, Families and Office of Child Care, The Bair Foundation, WellSpan Health, JFC Staffing Companies, JLG, PA News Media Association, Knouse Foods, Tucker Financial, Johnson & Johnson, Exelon Generation, Global Data Consultants, Red-D-Arc Welderentals (Air Gas), Cintas Corporation, Sadler Health Center, Jewish Community Center, Retail Supermarket, Shippensburg University Marketing Office , Pine Grove Area School District.

To apply, log in to SHIP Career Connection, click on "jobs," "SHIP Career Connection Jobs," then enter "Spring 2018 Job Shadow Program" into the keyword search box. Follow all directions and submit application by February 21, 2018 by 11:59pm.

Students who participate in our Job Shadow Program will:

  • Learn about career paths relevant to their academic discipline or interest;
  • Observe work activities performed daily by professionals;
  • Explore skills needed to be successful in an occupation of interest;
  • Understand industry trends and their relevance in the career field; and
  • Develop skills on how to network with professionals.

For more information, please contact the Career, Mentoring, and Professional Development (CMPD) at (717) 477-1484, career@ship.edu.

A job shadow consists of you “shadowing” an alumnus/employer during a typical workday to develop career-related knowledge and skills. You will have the opportunity to engage in career exploration as you consider potential career paths. Job Shadow experiences typically occur during one to two days, with all participants needing to be over 18 years of age as well as be able to provide their own transportation to the site. The length of time for the job shadow is determined by the job shadow host. The purpose of shadowing is to allow you, the student, to gather career related information and expand your networking connections, it also allows you to build interviewing skills and become aware of trends in the field. Please contact vmbuchbauer@ship.edu or call the Career and Community Engagement Center at (717) 477-1484 if you want to participate in a shadowing opportunity.


Job shadowing is an opportunity for a student to connect or shadow with a business professional who has specific knowledge about an occupation or career in which the student is interested.  The student will observe the hosts responsibilities and tasks associated with your career and they student will have the opportunity to ask questions about knowledge, skills, talents and level of education required for your job.  The purpose of shadowing is to allow the student to gather career related information and expand their networking connections, it also allows them to build interviewing skills and become aware of trends in the field.  Students are given a chance to “test drive” a career for a day.  Please contact ladavis@ship.edu or call alumni relations at (717) 477-1218 if you want to provide a shadowing opportunity.