Making a career decision can be a daunting task for a student, especially of the liberal arts. By allowing a student to shadow (observe) you in your work place, you can be of tremendous help in providing the "inside" knowledge about your field and the nature of your work needed to make an informed career decision. In addition, for many students, this will be their first exposure to a professional work environment and you can be instrumental in demonstrating how to conduct oneself professionally.
The primary expectation of the shadow sponsor is that you will enable a student to observe you in your work place as you engage in typical activities, and that you answer questions about your career field and/or position. If possible, we hope that you will allow the student to conduct a brief informational interview with you.
April 23, 2012
Although college seniors are likely the group most focused on obtaining a job, Hamilton’s Career Center has programs in place that help guide underclassmen to those careers. One example is HamiltonExplore, a career shadowing program designed to assist sophomore students with career exploration. More ...