It can be stressful for students when they’re not sure about their career options, but the Virtual Job Shadow Experience can help them learn about potential opportunities.
Career Development and Experiential Learning is looking for professionals to host students for the Virtual Job Shadow Experience. This online career development initiative helps UWindsor students better understand how to connect their studies to the workplace, giving them a clearer picture of their goals after graduation.
Students will participate in online career conversations with the hosts and have one other virtual learning experience, such as observing a demonstration of a work sample, a virtual tour of the organization, participation in a virtual meeting, or a mock interview with human resources.
Kyle Shafer, senior process improvement specialist for the hospital support provider TransForm Shared Service Organization, has participated as a host in every Job Shadow Experience so far.
“Spending a few hours out of my week seems daunting every time,” he says, “but the reward of giving back as a UWindsor alumnus is worth it. The students are eager to learn and ask insightful questions, and often centre me again on why I do what I do.”
Virtual Job Shadow Experience 2021 is set for the University’s reading week: Feb. 16, 17, and 18. If you or someone you know is looking to exercise leadership and mentorship qualities, find out more and register by Jan. 10 on the Job Shadow Experience host page.For more information, contact career consultant Farrah Francis at Farrah.Francis@uwindsor.ca or career advisor Stephanie Dupley at Stephanie.Dupley@uwindsor.ca.