Job Shadowing Program (Employers)

What is the TWU Job Shadowing Program?

The TWU Job Shadowing Program, offered to undergraduate students, is a way to connect students with employers. The program serves as an opportunity for students to observe a professional work setting, gain understanding of an organization and its culture, and day to day business operations, which will aid in their self-exploration and future goals.

 

Monday, March 11, 2019 – Friday, March 15, 2019

Hosts can design a student's experience ranging from 1 to 5 days during this week.

 

Benefits of Hosting TWU Students

  • Company Branding: Opportunity for branding and recognition of the host's company on the TWU campus.
  • Talent Acquisition: Develop and strengthen a potential recruiting relationship with TWU students.
  • Mentoring: Experience mentoring students and building connections with them.

Common Host Questions

  • What expenses will I incur? Students are responsible for their own expenses; however we do encourage hosts to take their students to lunch.
  • Should I contact the students first? Students are expected to initiate the first line of communication with their host.
  • Will I be guaranteed a student? Unfortunately every host will not be guaranteed a student, but we are actively promoting, and will make our best effort to have a student partnered with hosts.

Host Role

  • Provide students with a learning environment focusing on self-exploration and future goals
  • Serve as a mentor during the exploration experience
  • Provide students with information about the organization and types of roles and functions within the company
  • Create a schedule of activities for the student's day
  • Complete end of experience survey

Possible Day Activities

  • Tour of the workplace
  • Staff meetings (if appropriate)
  • Review organizational chart, company culture, and work environment
  • Meeting and conducting informational interviews with other team members
  • Recent grads panel
  • Informational lunch sessions
  • Observe a client presentation
  • Question and answer

How Do I Participate?

  • Applications for Spring 2019 are now closed. Information for Winter 2019 (December 16-20) will be posted here Fall 2019.
  • Determine dates and the number of students you would like to host
  • Consider details regarding parking, arrival, and special accommodations for these days

More Info or Questions

Juan Armijo, Coordinator of Internships
Pioneer Center for Student Excellence
Texas Woman's University
jarmijo@twu.edu | 940.898.3310

 

Elizabeth MacDonald, Interim Associate Director, Career Consulting & Programming
Career Connections Center
Texas Woman's University
emacdonald@twu.edu | 940.898.2951

Page last updated 1:51 PM, July 23, 2019