University Career Services’ Shadowing program
provides students who are completing their second year an
opportunity to learn about career prospects and professional work
environments through a shadowing experience. The program
allows mentors the chance to share what they do day-to-day in
their careers with students through first-hand
During a successful shadowing experience students will:
- Learn what a typical workday is like
- Explore the many opportunities available at the company
- Utilize their networking skills to forge new relationships
What activities are beneficial to students?
- Talk with the student about your academic background, your
career field, your career path and decision-making, your
organization, and your job responsibilities.
- Have the student attend appointments and meetings with you, if
- Set up a meeting with others in your organization (esp. varying
levels and positions).
- Arrange a tour, or assign a career-related project or
The Shadowing program takes place during Spring Break (typically
in March) and during the week following commencement in May and
over other University breaks as determined.
For more information or to register to participate in
the Shadowing program contact:
Assistant Director, University Career Services