Career Development and Experiential Learning is looking for professionals to host students for the second Job Shadow Experience, Feb. 18 to 20, aimed at helping participants connect their studies to the workplace.
Job shadowing involves one or two students observing hosts — employers, alumni, professionals — at work. The experience gives students a better understanding of career opportunities, the work environment, and industry, allowing them to gain a clearer picture of their goals after graduation.
“After the success of our pilot program in the fall, we are excited to continue this initiative,” says Kerri Zold, manager of Career Development and Experiential Learning. “Participating students reported that it was an excellent way to explore career possibilities and industries and make connections with professionals.”
Judy Bornais, executive director of the Office of Experiential Learning, notes her staff is seeking UWindsor graduates or others in the community to act as hosts.
“We have many terrific employer and community partners,” she says. “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.”
If you know suitable candidates looking to exercise their leadership and mentorship qualities, encourage them to find out more and register by Jan. 15 on the Job Shadow Experience host page.
For more information, contact:
- career consultant Farrah Francis at Farrah.Francis@uwindsor.ca, 519-253-3000, ext. 3866; or
- career advisor Stephanie Dupley at Stephanie.Dupley@uwindsor.ca, 519-253-3000, ext. 3892.