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.
Job Shadow experiences are provided by Southwestern Ontario employers and community members, and may last a half-day or full-day.
The Job Shadow program was previously only offered in the Faculty of Social Science and the Faculty of Arts & Humanities. In 2014-2015 we will launch a revamped program that will be open to participants from across campus. This new program structure will give participants the opportunity to refine networking skills and will support them in connecting with career-relevant professionals and securing job shadow opportunities.
More details will be available in Fall 2014.