Student Job Shadow

Visit employers and network with alumni to better understand the potential career paths of your interest through WFU’s job shadowing opportunities. A job shadow consists of “shadowing” an alumnus/employer during a typical workday to develop career-related knowledge and skills.

Engage in career exploration as you sift through the beginning stages of choosing a major and thinking about potential career paths!


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How do students apply?

The Job Shadow Program application is now closed. Please check back for updated information.

What will students do on a job shadow?

During a job shadow, students will have the opportunity to get a realistic understanding of a career field and company in action. Sample activities for a job shadow itinerary may include:

  • Observation of daily routine
  • Participation in meetings or presentations
  • Listening in on customer/conference calls
  • Facility tours
  • Speaking with a variety of employees in different departments
  • Lunch with your job shadow host and other employees