WHAT IS JOB SHADOWING?

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 3-22, 2022. 

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.

WINTER BREAK JOB SHADOWS – LEARN MORE

Tuesday, Oct 12 Information Session – 12:15PM EST – Sign up here!
Wednesday, Oct 20 Information Session – 4:45PM EST – Sign up here!
Thursday, Oct 21 Information Session – 12:15PM EST – Sign up here!

ARE THERE ANY DEADLINES?

Yes. 

  • Hosts must submit their job shadow externship experience by October 12, 2021.
  • Students must apply by November 12, 2021.
  • All job shadow externship postings will be listed in Handshake by October 15, 2021. 

 

For any additional information regarding the Job Shadow Externship experience, please contact Amy Soba, Post-Baccalaureate Associate at career@dickinson.edu or (717) 245-1740.