Prior to Job Shadow…

  • Students are expected to participate in the program. If, for any reason, you cannot participate after being matched, notify the Career Center at immediately so we can match another student.
  • After you receive your match, contact the alumni or parent mentor immediately 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 Job Shadow…

  • Have a padfolio with a notebook, pen, and copies of your updated 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/parent host(s).
  • E-mail photos to so we can create an online album.

For more information, e-mail the Career Center at