Job Shadow Experience


Job shadowing is a short-term experience in which students can explore a wide variety of careers, make new connections, and gain valuable insight into their preferred community.

This year's job shadow externship program can be either in-person or virtual depending on host preference. The program will run January 3-20, 2023. 

Students participating in in-person or virtual job shadowing may:

  • Meet with an employer for one to two hours, discussing their work and professional pathway
  • Experience a tour of an employer’s work either in-person or through screen sharing of websites, documents, and other resources
  • Be included in meetings, appointments, and event
  • Attend meetings between the employer and their colleagues
  • Work with the host on a reading, a project, or be included in the work the host does in a meaningful way

Job shadow opportunities will be available for the winter, spring, and summer breaks throughout the academic year. Students are invited to apply on Handshake.

Monday, Oct 11 Information Session – 12:15PM EST 
Tuesday, Oct 19  Information Session – 4:45PM EST



  • Hosts must submit their job shadow externship experience by October 11, 2022.
  • Students must apply by November 11, 2022.
  • All job shadow externship postings will be listed in Handshake by October 14, 2022. 


For any additional information regarding the Job Shadow Externship experience, please contact Blythe Foreman, Career Advisor at or (717) 245-1740.