Job Shadow Program
The Career Development Center is proud of our annual Job Shadow Program which is offered to all undergraduate students. A job-shadowing experience is a one day opportunity for students to gain understanding of a business, industry, and/or job function, to ask questions, and to observe day to day business operations. It also encourages students, alumni, and organizations to forge strong and valuable connections. The Job Shadow Program is not for academic credit and students are not compensated, but the experience is beneficial to both students and hosts.
The 2016 Job Shadow Program was scheduled during fall break, October 10-11, 2016.
- Student Criteria for Selection and Participation
- Application Process and Timeline
- Typical Job Shadow Day Activities and Sample Questions
- Student Job Shadow Guide - How to create a job shadow opportunity on your own
Over fall break, 100+ students had the opportunity to visit 14 employers across the Chicagoland area and experience a “day in the life” of a career they are considering.
2016 Job Shadow Hosts:
- Brookfield Zoo | Chicago Zoological Society
- Chicago Advocate Legal, NFP
- City Year
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- Forest Preserve of Cook County
- Guerrero Howe
- LaSalle Network
- Mediavest | Spark
- National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) - A Heartland Alliance Program
- National Labor Relations Board
- TCBOOST Sports Performance
- University Ophthalmology Associates