Job Shadow Program – Employers Information

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 hosts’ responsibilities and tasks associated with your career and the student will have the opportunity to ask questions about the 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.

How can you as a job shadow host benefit from Job Shadowing?

A job shadow experience may:

  • Prove to be an effective method of identifying a potential intern or job candidate by allowing you to examine the student’s interests, skills and abilities.
  • Help introduce students to professional-level work activities.
  • Create a feeling of personal satisfaction that comes from mentoring a student and connecting back to Shippensburg University.
  • Provide an opportunity to market your organization to students and others.