"Ben's conduct was that of a person highly interested in the job shadow experience. He showed an eagerness to learn from others who are experienced in business management. He was actually able to contribute and be beneficial to his mentor during the experience." - Scott Koran
Job shadowing is a school-sponsored career exploration activity. It is a short-term, school-supervised, workplace learning opportunity - with an emphasis on exploration, not work. The job shadow provides a student with a meaningful introduction to the world of work and provides a context for understanding the relationship and interaction between the academics taught in the classroom and the workplace.
You will spend a minimum of 1/2 day observing and learning procedures within the world of work at a business or agency in your area of interest. Students are encouraged to job shadow once as a sophomore, twice as a junior, and once as a senior; each shadow in a different location. Shadowing can be arranged during the school day, on early dismissal days, in the summer or during vacation days within the school year.
Job Shadowing Benefits
By job shadowing you will:
Visit a business and learn about a career field of interest
Become aware of the educational requirements and specific skills needed for this career.
Job Shadowing is available through Co-op and Youth Apprenticeship programs, Careers with Kids, and Technical Writing courses. Job Shadowing in health occupations can only be done in the Health Career-op Program and/or Health Career Exploration Day offered twice per year at the Marshfield Clinic and Saint Joseph's Hospital. Informational interviews are available in health careers in lieu of a job shadowing.