All students are required to complete a job shadow experience and Job Shadow Report by April of their senior year.

The Job Shadowing experience promotes personal growth, strengthens possible career choices, and enhances career readiness.

It is your responsibility to choose a shadowing experience related to a possible future career choice. Before your placement, discuss with your mentors to see if your choice is appropriate.

Your placement cannot be with a family member, within the district’s schools, or with a former graduate of less than ten years. The experience is to be no less than five hours.



Student Guidelines


General Information:
Check the Wikispace and speak with your mentors for placement approval,which should relate to your possible
future career
Experience must be at least 5 hours in length
Experience will count as an excused absence upon return with a written excuse (on letterhead)
Professional appearance
Positive attitude
Placement cannot be within our schools, with a family member, or recent graduate


Prior to Shadowing:
Brainstorm possible questions to ask at placement

Day of Shadowing:
Camera
Professional appearance (No jeans)
Positive attitude
Lunch


Tips for Success:
  1. Be prompt
  2. Be pleasant
  3. Be reliable
  4. Be respectful
  5. Ask questions


Types of Questions to Ask:
  1. How did high school prepare you for this career?
  2. What education/training is necessary to pursue this field?
  3. Do you work in teams? How so?
  4. What computer skills are needed for this career?
  5. What problem solving skills are used in this career?
  6. Are there other specific skills needed for this career?
  7. What does the market look like for this career in the next 5-10 years?
  8. What are the typical hours and pay scale for this field?


Job Shadow Report

At the conclusion of your job shadowing experience, you will complete a report and place it in your E-Portfolio, in preparation for your exit interview. The report should consist of two paragraphs. The first paragraph should describe what occurred during your placement and why it was chosen. The second paragraph should explain whether the placement reinforced or redirected your future career path. The report should be at least 250 words in length, organized, and grammatically correct.