Winter Break January 2022

Job Shadow Program

January 4th - January 14th, 2022

The Job Shadow Program provides an opportunity for students to explore, firsthand, occupations that interest 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.

Important Dates to Remember:

November 12th - Job Shadow Applications Due by 11:59pm

Job Shadow Sendoff Meeting/Placement announcements: Students will pick from the times of December 6th, 2021 at noon; Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 at 7 pm; or Thursday, December 9th, 2021 at 3:30 pm to learn more about what to expect during their job shadow experience and learn their placements. 

The Job Shadow Experience will take place between January 4th and January 14th. 2022.
Apply on Ship Career Connection under job name "Winter Break January 2022 Job Shadow Program".

Job Shadow Reflection: Students will pick from the times of Monday, January 24th, 2022, at noon, Tuesday, January 25th, 2022, at 3:30 pm, and Wednesday, January 26th, 2022 at 7 pm to reflect upon their job shadow experience. 

All workshops will be hosted via Zoom:

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


All workshops will be hosted via Zoom:.

Winter Break 2022 Student Guide

Winter Break 2022 Job Shadow FAQ's

Liability Form & SU Experiential Learning Policy


Host sites will be selected after applications are received, please return here after the application deadline of November 12th for more information.