Loyola University Chicago

Career Development Center

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 is scheduled during fall break, October 10-11, 2016.

2016 Job Shadow Hosts:

  • ‌Bluewolf
    Monday, October 10 • 10-3 p.m.
    Bluewolf is a global tech consulting company, working in the cloud. We recently partnered with IBM iX, and are excited about the possibilities this opens up for our future. During our job shadow program, opportunities will be provided for students interested in business, consulting, software development, cloud computing, or working with Salesforce. Students interested in development should have a background in (or be studying) computer science, especially back-end and web/app development; students interested in any position should be good critical thinkers with strong interpersonal and communication skills. Students will be introduced to the opportunities currently available at Bluewolf and have the chance to meet and chat with employees in all areas of the office.
    Learn more and apply here
  •  Brookfield Zoo | Chicago Zoological Society
    Tuesday, October 119-1 p.m.
    Since the opening of Brookfield Zoo in 1934, the Chicago Zoological Society has developed an international reputation as a leader in animal welfare and conservation and has an exciting, fast-paced work environment and family friendly atmosphere. Our beautiful park like setting has an amazing 216 acres of meticulously landscaped grounds with over 20 different animal exhibits, and we are able to reach many audiences each year, including 2 million zoo guests engaged by unique exhibits and programs; some 250,000 schoolchildren, campers, and families who participate in award-winning science education programs; nearly 24,000 teachers who take part in our professional development workshops; and, diverse communities across Chicagoland. Opportunity would be of most interest to students who have a passion for animals and conservation and have an interest in working for a non-profit and/or mission-based organization.
    Learn more and apply here
  • ‌Chicago Advocate Legal, NFP
    Tuesday, October 118-12 p.m. and 12-4 p.m.
    Chicago Advocate Legal (CAL) is a non profit law firm serving middle and low income individuals who do not qualify for free legal aid. We provide affordable legal services at a flat rate and payment plan options to make services more accessible to people. Opportunity would be of most interest to students interested in law, business, social justice or social entrepreneurship.
    Learn more and apply here
  •  City Year
    Tuesday, October 11 • 9:30-3:45 p.m.
    At City Year, we believe education has the power to help every child reach his or her potential. However, in high-poverty communities there are external factors and obstacles students are faced with every day that can interfere with their ability to both get to school and be ready and able to learn. We’re working to bridge the gap in high-poverty communities between the support that students actually need, and what their schools are designed and resourced to provide. By building teams of highly-trained AmeriCorps Members who serve full-time in schools as tutors, mentors, and role models, we’re helping to increase graduation rates across the country, changing the lives of the students we serve, and serving as an incubator for the professional young leaders of tomorrow. Opportunity would be of most interest to students of all majors.
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  •  Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
    Tuesday, October 11 • 8:30-12:45 p.m.
    The FBI today is considered one of the world’s premier security and crime-fighting forces. Reporting to both the Attorney General and Director of National Intelligence, the Bureau has dual responsibilities as a law enforcement and intelligence agency. Our mission is to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States. Opportunity would be of most interest to students of all majors but especially studying engineering, languages, information technology, computer science, statistics, accounting, mathematics, and sciences. In order to pass through security, students must be U.S. citizens and have no felony convictions.
    Learn more and apply here
  •  Forest Preserve of Cook County
    Tuesday, October 11 • 8:30-12 p.m.
    The Forest Preserve District of Cook County, with more than 69,000-acres, is the largest forest preserve district in the United States. It receives an estimated 40 million visits each year, providing an escape into a world teeming with wildlife and rich with outdoor recreation and environmental education opportunities. Within its boundaries are rare habitats that offer plant and animal diversity. This natural heritage offers something for everyone including nature based recreation and educational programs. Opportunity would be of most interest to students pursuing a degree related to land management, wildlife, ecology, conservation or related fields.
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  •  Guerrero Howe
    Tuesday, October 11 10-12:15 p.m.
    Guerrero Howe is a media company that recognizes, promotes, and develops great executives. At the center of everything we do are the executives we serve. These individuals trust us to help cultivate their personal brand, and we help them capture their experiences and insights to build better teams, better businesses, and a better world. Founded in 2006, Guerrero Howe publishes Hispanic Executive, Advantage, Profile, American Builders Quarterly, Sync, Modern Counsel, AHL and runs the Alumni Society. Opportunity would be of most interest to students studying Communications, Marketing and Business Administration.
    Learn more and apply here
  •  LaSalle Network
    Tuesday, October 11 9-12:15 p.m.
    LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm in Chicago and the United States. As the only recruiting firm to ever be on the Glassdoor Best Places to Work list and a 10 Time Inc 5000 company. Over the past five years, LaSalle Network has won over 60 awards for being a great environment to work in. Why? Because we teach. Because we grow. Because we promote from within. Because we work our butts off. Because we care. 90% of our management team was promoted from within. 60% of our executive team is female. We are the cutting edge leaders in execution based management and we do great work for our clients. Opportunity would be of most interest to students looking for an internship during the academic year or summer or students looking for a full-time opportunity after graduation in Accounting, Advertising/PR, Communication, Computer Science/Information Science/Technology, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Journalism and Marketing.
    Learn more and apply here
  • ‌‌ MATTER
    Monday, October 10 10:30-3 p.m.
    MATTER is a community of healthcare innovators, an incubator of ideas, and a catalyst for change. We are boots-on-the-ground entrepreneurs pushing against the status quo and established institutions dedicated to improving patients’ lives. At MATTER we are all hungry for change, and we’re working together to solve real and complex healthcare problems. Opportunity would be of most interest to students who are interested in Healthcare (Health Systems Management, Biology, Pre-Med), Entrepreneurship (Business), or Technology (Engineering Science, Computer Science, IT)
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  •  Mediavest | Spark
    Monday, October 10 10-4:15 p.m.
    Mediavest | Spark is a full-service media agency that offers the best of both worlds – a startup spirit backed by a powerhouse soul. We are a proud member of the Publicis Media network. We combine the kind of high-touch customer service and insights clients expect from a boutique agency with the marketplace clout, technology infrastructure, and category and marketplace context of a global leader. For clients, that means no more trade-offs. By fusing the complementary pieces of Publicis Media agencies Spark and Mediavest – our geographic hubs, talent, tools, and processes – and by creating an exciting new culture, we’ve established a true “destination agency” for the best clients and people. We’ve taken to referring to our newfound advantage as “the power of plus” – a jolt of energy that occurs when two or more entities come together to create greater value. Whether we’re talking about art and science, data and insights, or content and programmatic, it’s clear that effectively combining disparate entities is at the very heart of achieving exceptional business results today through media. Opportunity would be of most interest to juniors and seniors interested in learning more about the agency life or studying Advertising/Public Relations.
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  •  National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) - A Heartland Alliance Program
    Monday, October 10 1-5 p.m.
    Heartland Alliance's National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) is dedicated to ensuring human rights protections and access to justice for all immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. NIJC provides direct legal services to and advocates for these populations through policy reform, impact litigation, and public education. Since its founding three decades ago, NIJC has been unique in blending individual client advocacy with broad-based systemic change. Opportunity would be of most interest to students who are interested in working with immigrants, direct services, legal work and non-profit work or majoring in International Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Spanish or Pre-Law.
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  • National Labor Relations Board
    Tuesday, October 11 9-3 p.m.
    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is an independent federal government agency that protects the rights of private sector employees to join together, with or without a union, to improve their wages and working conditions. The Agency investigates unfair labor practices and processes union representation petitions. Opportunity would be of most interest to students studying Labor Relations and Human Resources. Juniors and Seniors preferred.
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  •  TCBOOST Sports Performance
    Monday, October 10 • 12:30-7 p.m.
    TCBOOST's mission is to lead a community of athletes to the realization of their maximum potential in sport,fitness and life through industry leading programming, high quality coaching and intentional mentorship in character development. We serve athletes age 8 through professionals and general population clients in larger group, small group and one on one settings. In addition, offsite we work with Northbrook Hockey and serve as after school strength coaches at Glenbrook North and South High schools. Opportunity would be of most interest to students studying Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Business or Management or students interested in coaching, personal training, physical therapy, or strength and conditioning.
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  • ‌University Ophthalmology Associates
    Monday, October 10 • 1-5:15 p.m.
    University Ophthalmology Associates are trusted Chicago ophthalmologists specializing in eye care surgery, practicing in Chicago, Libertyville, and Skokie. Opportunity would be of most interest to a junior or senior pre-med student.
    Learn more and apply here