Introduction

A job shadow is a learning experience that takes place at a business in your community. During a job shadow, you follow and observe your host during a typical work day. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions, take notes, and document your visit in other ways. After, you will complete some activities that help you think about the things you saw, heard and learned.

Job shadows give you a chance to:

  • Identify potential career interests
  • Observe daily work routines
  • Learn the academic, technical and personal skills required on a particular job
  • Practice professional communication
  • Note various work cultures and environments
  • Commute to and from the job shadow location
  • Make the connection between school, work, and future goals