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 9, 2020 – Friday, March 13, 2020

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?

 

More Info or Questions

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

 

Page last updated 4:13 PM, February 11, 2020