Job Shadow is a specific model of experiential learning that gives students a first-hand look at a work environment within a chosen field. Job Shadow offers you a chance to engage with professionals who can aid in your academic decision-making and post-graduate career planning.
Participating in Job Shadow gives you a chance to test-drive a specific job or employment sector to see if it is a good fit for your skills, interests and career plans. You may have the chance to speak to an individual in your ‘dream job’ and make a connection that helps define your future! Job shadow connects you with future employers in informal, but meaningful, ways and provides a ‘sneak peek’ into a work world that lies just beyond graduation.
Currently, Job Shadow is offered in the Faculty of Social Science and the Faculty of Arts & Humanities.
Faculty of Social Science
The Social Science Job Shadow Program is for 2nd and 3rd year Social Science students who have attended a mandatory preparation workshop. Students who attend the workshop may view Job Shadow opportunities on CareerCentral, and complete the application found below. Job Shadow experiences are provided by Southwestern Ontario employers and community members, and may last a half-day or full-day. Job Shadow takes place during the month of November, however the date/time are determined by yourself and the employer providing the experience. You are responsible for any transportation, or other costs associated with participating in the program.
Applications will be accepted until October 26, 2012.You are to apply to the posting with a completed application form, as well as a resume.
New hosts will be added regularly, so you may wish to hold off on submitting your application until closer to the deadline.
We will make every effort to match you with one of your top 3 hosts, and will contact you with other opportunities if we are unable to do so.
You will be notified of your matched host by November 2nd.
Arts & Humanities
The Arts & Humanities Job Shadow Program is open to 3rd and 4th year students.
Students will be able to view Job Shadow opportunities on CareerCentral, and complete the application form found below. Job Shadow experiences are provided by Southwestern Ontario employers and community members, and may last a half-day or full-day. Job Shadow takes place during the month of March, however the date/time are determined by yourself and the Job Shadow host. You are responsible for any transportation, or other costs associated with participating in the program.
January 22 - Information session for any interested students - 5:30 - 7:00pm in UCC147A. Please register to attend via CareerCentral
January 22 - Job Shadow opportunities posted on CareerCentral
February 10 - Applications due, including an application form and resume
February 15 - Students and Hosts notified of match
February 26 - Mandatory workshop for all matched Job Shadow participants*
March - Job Shadow experience takes place
April 2 - Follow-up workshop to help participants translate the experience for resumes and interviews
*Please note: We cannot guarantee a match for all applicants. Applicants will be matched with hosts based on ‘best fit’ and quality of application.