WHAT IS A JOB SHADOW?
A job shadow is an opportunity for a high school student to spend time with one or more employees at a business, non-profit organization, or government agency. The objective is to provide the student with an opportunity to learn as much as possible from a person working at a job in which he/she has expressed an interest. By “shadowing” a worker, the student will get a firsthand perspective of what adults do in the workforce. Additionally, the student will better understand the process of career exploration.
During job shadows, host employers are encouraged to perform normal work activities with a willingness to talk to students about their work and its significance in the organization. Students are encouraged to ask questions of their host such as “What do you like about your job?” or “What kind of training do I need?” Students are not expected to do “real work”, but opportunities that allow for a brief contribution are appreciated.
As a student, HOW I REQUEST A JOB SHADOW OPPORTUNITY?
Complete this Job Shadow Request Form: https://forms.gle/8wSPwYeegftm929e9
Will My Absence be Excused? YES, IF you complete the Post Job Shadow Assignment:
- Printable Packet: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ugD5P936omPHKdOuxPWEBr370gdPuMgsRRBth_Ql__I/view?usp=sharing
- Student Post Shadow Digital Version: https://forms.gle/tGCH5kNjfVTLnxCc7
- Host Post Digital Questionnaire: https://forms.gle/fnbZPsFcd5SEsL5h9
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED AS A JOB SHADOW HOST?
Contact the Hahnville High School to Career Office: