Winter 2019 Job Shadow Program

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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.

This year, the CMPDC is launching the Job Shadow Program over Winter Break! Stay tuned for more information. 

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, Mentoring, and Professional Development Center at (717) 477-1484 if you want to participate in a shadowing opportunity.

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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 the Career, Mentoring, and Professional Development Center at 717-477-1484 if you want to provide a shadowing opportunity.

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