There is a mandatory Orientation session

Prior to the Job Shadow…

  • If students are matched, they are expected to participate in the program. If, for any reason, students cannot participate after being matched, notify the Career Center at 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.

During the Job Shadow…

  • Have a padfolio with a notebook, pen, and copies of your resume.
  • Dress and speak professionally.
  • Be on time (or 5 minutes early).
  • Actively listen, learn, ask relevant questions, and take notes.
  • Ask for contact information so you can follow up with the alumni/parent mentor.

After the Job Shadow day…

  • Send thank you notes to your alumni host(s).
  • E-mail photos to so we can create an online album.

For more information, e-mail the Career Center at