How to Set Up a Job Shadow Opportunity

How to Set Up a Job Shadow Opportunity

Whether you’re a high school student, college student or someone who is interested in exploring new career opportunities, job shadowing is something you should consider. Job shadowing is beneficial because it allows you to get an overview of a position and a deeper look at the day-to-day functions of a job or position without having the commitment of being employed. It's a great way to get your feet wet and determine if a field interests you. 

Some high schools have programs set up where students can job shadow people in the community or do an internship for class credit.

From what I’ve seen, job shadowing is most popular among college students. If you’re in college, my advice is to set up a few job shadow opportunities in fields that you’re interested in before declaring your major. Like I mentioned earlier, this will give you a chance to get your feet wet and explore a few career options before signing paperwork related to your college major. If you aren't able to job shadow before declaring your major or if you feel that you’ve made up your mind on the field that you’d like to go into, you can always try to set up a few job shadow opportunities directly related to your line of study.

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