Job Shadow Program
The Career Development Center is proud to present the annual Job Shadow Program, 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 will be greatly beneficial to both students and hosts.
The 2016 Job Shadow Program is scheduled during the week of January 11–15, 2016. This is not during an academic session, but is part of the interim period between fall and spring semesters.
- Student Criteria for Selection and Participation
- Application Process and Timeline
- Typical Job Shadow Day Activities and Sample Questions
- Student Job Shadow Guide - How to create a job shadow opportunity on your own
If you are an employer interested in participating in the Job Shadow Program, please fill out the following form:
If you have any questions, please contact Marty Gahbauer at email@example.com or 773.508.2895.
2016 Job Shadow Hosts:
Friday, January 15
Opportunity would be of most interest to students of any background with strong critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills; however, students with a strong background in computer science/programming, business or MIS would be likely to gain the most from the experience. Students who have experience with OO languages, HTML, jQuery, CSS, and relational databases are preferred.
- CAIR-Chicago (Council on American-Islamic Relations)
Tuesday, January 12
Opportunity would be of most interest to students who are studying Communications, Government Affairs, Operations, and Outreach. Each position allows several specific focus areas for exploration in the lenses of career development or advocacy efforts. Learn more at www.cairchicago.org/intern-center.
- Guerrero Howe
Wednesday, January 13
Opportunity would be of most interest to students studying Communications and Marketing. We would welcome students at all class levels and majors.
- National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) - A Heartland Alliance Program
Wednesday, January 13
Opportunity would be of most interest to students who are interested in working with immigrants, direct services, legal work and non-profit work. This could appeal to students who are majoring in International Studies, Spanish or Pre-Law.
- Rivet Radio
Thursday, January 14
Opportunity would be of most interest to students studying Communications (especially Broadcast Journalism), Marketing, Information Systems and Information Technology.