There is a mandatory Orientation in mid-November. There will be a “returner” Orientation for students who participated last year.

Prior to the Job Shadow visit…

  • If students are matched, they are expected to participate in the program. If, for any reason, students cannot participate after being matched, notify ACDC immediately so we can match another student.
  • Contact the alumni mentor to schedule a convenient job shadow date.
  • Research the organization and prepare a list of questions to ask the alumni host.
  • Be sure to respond to all correspondence from the alumni mentor in a timely manner.
  • Plan transportation and allow plenty of time for traffic, etc.

During the Job Shadow visit…

  • Bring a padfolio with a notebook, pen, and copies of your resume.
  • Dress and speak professionally.
  • Arrive on time (or 5 minutes early).
  • Spend the day actively listening, learning, asking relevant questions, and taking notes.
  • Ask for business cards of anyone you meet with during the day so you can follow up with them.
  • Take some photos of you and your alumni host in front of a company sign and during other activities.

After the Job Shadow day…

  • Send thank you notes to your alumni host and anyone else you met during the Job Shadow day.
  • E-mail photos to so we can create an online album.

For more information, e-mail Kim Nickolenko, Director of Internships, or call 203-254-4081.