JOB SHADOWING Interested?
What is Job Shadowing?
Job Shadowing is an opportunity for you to spend a designated amount of time, usually a half or full day, with a person who serves as an occupational career model in the area of your career interest. Job Shadowing experience is a practical and useful way for any student to explore career opportunities and begin planning for their future.
Who Can Participate?
Seniors, juniors, and second semester sophomores at Overhills High School who are interested and willing to commit the time can participate. Students will be selected according to availability of shadowing sites and date of application.
Provide/Secure own transportation to and from the shadowing site
Inform all teachers of date and time of job shadowing
Ask teachers for all assignments that will be missed
Arrive on time and conduct themselves in a mature, responsible manner
Send a personal thank-you letter or note to their occupational/career model
Fill out and turn in post-shadowing report
BENEFITS OF JOB SHADOWING:
¨ Work with professionals on the job
¨ Hands-on experience in the workplace
¨ Gain an understanding of career opportunities in a variety of fields
¨ Make connection between what is learned in school and what is required in the workplace
¨ Ability to make better career decisions
¨ Develop confidence in communicating with adults
¨ Improved self-image
¨ Increased motivation to excel in school
Sample Career Models:
- Physical Therapists
- Registered Nurses
- Culinary Chef
- Social Worker
- and more!