Career Center


Career Center
315-859-4332 (fax)


How the Program Works

  1. Sophomores and juniors may review shadowing opportunities on HamNET beginning on September 23. Sophomores may begin to apply on October 1st and juniors may apply on October 14. The final application deadline is October 20.
  2. Students apply in HamNET to their top 4 choices by submitting a resume draft and a brief essay  describing how you expect to benefit from the career shadowing experience.
  3. Career Center staff will “match” student preferences with shadowing opportunities. Matches will be made as students apply so it is advantageous to apply early.
  4. Sponsors and students will be notified that a match has been made. Sponsors will receive the name and contact information for the student; students will not receive contact information until the following two steps have been completed.
  5. Students will get their resume approved with the help of Career Center staff.
  6. Students will attend a mandatory “pre-departure workshop” at which staff from the Career Center will review expectations and help you prepare for your shadowing experience.
  7. Once students have completed steps 5 & 6, you will receive contact information for your shadow sponsor.
  8. Students will make initial contact with their shadow sponsor to arrange a mutually convenient day and time between January 2 and 17 for the shadowing experience.
  9. Students will “shadow” their sponsors!
  10. Students and sponsors will complete an evaluation of the HamiltonExplore program.