Connect students with experiences to observe real workplace environments.
Job shadows give students the opportunity to observe the day-to-day work and responsibilities of a specific job. Job shadows allow students to experience meetings, tasks, professional conversations and work environments.
How does this fit with my class?
Students build professional relationships that could lead to internships and mentors.
- Learn about a specific career path, industry or skill
- Engage with professionals in a work setting
- Develop professional communication skills
- In school
- Out of school
What will my students gain?
From the Partnership for 21st Century Learning:
Communication & Collaboration
- Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and nonverbal communication skills in a variety of forms and contexts
- Listen effectively to decipher meaning, including knowledge, values, attitudes and intentions
- Use communication for a range of purposes (e.g. to inform, instruct, motivate and persuade)
- Communicate effectively in diverse environments
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
- Analyze how parts of a whole interact with each other to produce overall outcomes in complex systems
- Reflect critically on learning experiences and processes
Life & Career Skills
- Present oneself professionally and with proper etiquette
- Participate actively, as well as be reliable and punctual