Job Shadowing Program (Students)

What is the TWU Job Shadowing Program?

The TWU Job Shadowing Program, offered to undergraduate students, is a way to connect you with employer hosts. The program serves as an opportunity for you to observe a professional work setting and gain understanding of an organization’s culture, and day to day operations, to aid in your self-exploration and future goals.

 

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

Participate 1 to 5 days during this week.

 

Benefits of Participating in Program

  • Career Exploration: Gain exposure to career paths and industry fields to make informed major and career decisions.
  • Professional Development: Begin to develop and strengthen your skills, confidence, and industry awareness.
  • Networking: Connect with future employers to begin building relationships and connections.

 

Common Student Questions

  • How should I prepare for the experience?You will attend a preparation session before the program week, and be given preparation resources.
  • How will I be matched with a Host?You will be matched with a host based on your selected areas of interest, availability, and location during Spring Break.
  • What kind of companies will be available to me?We will have a variety of fields represented in order to give you the opportunity to explore career options.

 

Student Responsibilities

  • Attend a preparation session before program week 
  • Attend a focus group to debrief session after program week
  • Create an introduction email and a thank you letter for host
  • Actively engage with host before and during program week
  • Complete a program evaluation and reflection activity

 

Possible Day Activities

  • Tour of the workplace
  • Attend staff meetings (if appropriate)
  • Review organizational chart, company culture, and work environment
  • Meet and conduct informational interviews
  • Connect with recent grads panel
  • Attend Informational lunch sessions
  • Observe a client presentation
  • Attend a question and answer meeting

 

How Do I Participate?

  • Applications for Spring 2019 are now closed. Information for Winter 2019 (December 16--20) will posted here Fall 2019.
  • Students are responsible for their own expenses. (i.e. parking, arrival, travel, attire, etc.)

 

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 2:14 PM, February 26, 2019