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Young woman professional shaking handsJob shadowing gives students a better understanding of career opportunities, the work environment, and industry.

Job shadowing to expose students to career world

A job shadowing program this fall will help UWindsor students connect their studies to the workplace, allowing them to gain a clearer picture of their goals after graduation, say organizers in the Career Development and Experiential Learning office.

Job shadowing involves hosts — employers, alumni, professionals — allowing one or two students to observe them at work. The experience gives students a better understanding of career opportunities, the work environment, and industry, says Judy Bornais, executive director of the Office of Experiential Learning.

“We are excited to pilot this career development initiative and believe it’s a great way for students to explore possibilities and make new connections with professionals working in various fields,” she says. “We have many terrific employer partners. This is a great opportunity for them to give back to our students and help them to learn about different positions that exist which they may aspire to pursue in the future.”

Job Shadow Experience 2019 is set for the University’s reading week, Oct. 15 to 18.

Organizers are seeking UWindsor graduates or others in the community to act as hosts. If you know suitable candidates looking to exercise their leadership and mentorship qualities, encourage them to find out more and register by Sept. 15 on the Job Shadow Experience host page.

For more information, contact Farrah Francis, career consultant, at Farrah.Francis@uwindsor.ca, 519-253-3000, ext. 3866; or Stephanie Dupley, career advisor, Stephanie.Dupley@uwindsor.ca, 519-253-3000, ext. 3892.