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Spring Break Job Shadow Program

Alumni, Parents, and Friends of Le Moyne College are invited to serve as hosts for our job shadow program. This program is being offered over Spring Break (March 7-11, 2016). We are seeking unpaid opportunities that are typically one day, depending on student and alumni/parent availability, providing an inside look at a job, company, career, or industry.

Le Moyne requests that Job Shadow hosts introduce their profession, industry and/or organization; provide a tour of the workplace; answer questions; and most importantly, allow a student to observe their daily routine.

Suggested job shadowing experiences:

  • Give a tour of the organization
  • Shadow alumnus and/or colleagues in different departments during the day 
  • Observe general office tasks, staff meetings, and/or interactions of one or more departments
  • Observe client interactions or assist clients directly, if able
  • Experience an employee demonstration of industry-specific software or tools
  • Review the organization’s website, mission, marketing collateral, organizational charts to learn more
  • Enjoy a meal with alumnus sponsor or others (typical of what staff might do if lunching together)
  • Conduct informational interviews with different employees to understand the firm, industry, future trends, and career paths within this field
  • Meet with HR staff to understand what they look for when hiring college graduates
  • Meet with additional Le Moyne alumni who work within the organization
  • Meet a new employee to get a "fresh perspective"

Students are responsible for contacting the host in advance, transporting themselves to and from the job shadow site, researching the organization in advance of the shadowing day, and coming prepared with questions. The student and job shadow host should discuss the goal of the shadowing experience beforehand to ensure that both are able to reach their goals!

How to Participate

Alumni/Parent Host Registration:

Once student applications are received, matches will be made. Students will contact alumni and parents to finalize details of the shadowing experience, including dates of the job shadowing experience.

Student Registration:

Students will be notified of a match by February 19.

Students will be required to attend one on-campus workshop to receive their matches and prepare for the job shadowing experience.

Questions may be directed to the Career Advising and Development, bairdad@lemoyne.edu or (315) 445-4185.

Selection Process:

Career Advising and Development will match hosts and students on a first-come, first served, basis. 

Students will be notified via email if they have been selected for the program by February 19

The student and job shadow host will be put in contact with each other, via email, to schedule the specific shadowing date(s).

Questions may be directed to the Career Advising and Development, bairdad@lemoyne.edu or (315) 445-4185.