Job Shadowing

Job shadowing is an effective form of job training for certain jobs. It allows a student, employee, or intern to gain comprehensive knowledge about what an employee, who holds a particular job, does every day. Job shadowing is an unpaid experience, however, it can be invaluable in helping students make career decisions.

In job shadowing, a business typically provides an experience for students to see what it is like to perform a certain type of work by having them accompany an experienced worker as they perform the targeted job. 

We encourage students to utilize their network to create an awesome job shadowing experience. The Career Services & Professional Development office also wants to help interested students find these types of experiences, please contact a member of the CSPD staff to learn more about our growing program.

Sample Job Shadowing Site

Students interested in job shadowing, can visit to obtain information and access to the job shadow applications.

*College students are permitted up to 20 hours of observation per calendar year.

*Students seeking an unpaid educational internship can contact our office for assistance with the application process. Atrium offers opportunities for students in a variety of areas.