What is Job Shadowing?
Job Shadowing is an opportunity for students to connect or “shadow” with a business professional (job shadowing mentor) who has specific knowledge about an occupation or career of interest for the student. Students observe responsibilities and tasks associated with the mentor’s career and have the opportunity to ask questions about the knowledge, skills, talents, and level of education required for the job. While the purpose of job shadowing is to gather career-related information and expand students’ networking contacts, it also allows them to build interviewing skills, become aware of trends in the field, and see workforce technologies in action.
Multiple job shadowing experiences may be arranged to allow students to explore a variety of career paths.