- Who can participate?
- How does the program work?
- What are the benefits?
- What to expect
- Key Dates
- Apply Now
The Career Services Job Shadow Program is a unique opportunity for career exploration that allows you to learn about careers of interest to you by visiting a professional (job shadow mentor) at their job. Job shadowing will help you make connections between classroom learning and real world work requirements, and gain a better understanding of the knowledge, skills, and education you may need to follow your career interests.
Please note: Due to COVID-19, the Job Shadow Program will be running virtually until further notice.
Students in 3rd or 4th year within the Faculties of Public Affairs, Arts and Social Sciences, and Science.
- Apply to the Job Shadow Program through the online application form
- Reflect on your career interests and career fields you would like to explore. If you would like to get a better sense of which career paths may be of interest to you, contact Career Services for a one-on-one career advising session
- Research individuals or organizations that align with your career interests
- Career Services staff will be available to assist you and provide you with guidance and resources as you research potential Job Shadow Mentors
- Reach out to your potential Mentors using the resources and email template provided by the Job Shadow Coordinator
- Arrange a date and time to virtually meet your Job Shadow Mentor
- Guidelines will be provided to help you prepare for your virtual job shadow meeting
By participating in the program you will:
- discover if a particular career aligns with your interests
- learn up-to-date facts about an occupation that can assist in your decision making
- become knowledgeable about the skills and experience required in a particular field
- reflect on your own skills and knowledge and determine any gaps
- develop communication skills and self-confidence through engagement with professionals from industry
During a job shadow you may expect to participate in or observe some or all of the following activities:
- overview/presentation of the organization/industry, company culture, careers within the organization
- meeting various employees and learning about the different departments and career roles
- attending a meeting or an event, learning about work projects
- interviewing your mentor and/or other staff members in a similar role to learn about their careers, skills and knowledge, education and career path
- experience a mock interview, resume/cover letter advice with your mentor
Fall (for BA Students)
Winter (for BA & Science Students)
Please fill out the application form that corresponds to the Job Shadow Program in the semester of your choice. Please note: the Fall Job Shadow Program is open to BA students only.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.