Job Shadow

Explore a career through Career Services

Shadow a professional in a specific field for a day and explore your career options. With a job shadowing experience at Jamestown Community College, you’ll be able to try different jobs and see if your current major is the right fit for you. You’ll be paired with a host - many of whom are JCC alumni - for a day of first-hand observation and intensive one-on-one career exploration.

A typical job shadow includes:

  • A tour of the company and typical daily activities.
  • Conversations with professionals.
  • Exploration of the skills, education, training, and certifications required for success in an industry.
  • Introductions to human resources personnel, department managers, CEO, etc.
  • Discussions with recent hires at the company to discuss their path to employment.

Students aren’t the only ones who benefit from job shadowing. Host companies have a unique opportunity to connect with and inspire students early in their college career, influence their academic choices, and build awareness of the rewarding career opportunities available in our region.

Student spotlight: Kelsey Pierce

Kelsey Pierce with students

“I had a lot of fun at my job shadow. Beyond getting to know the students, I was able to ask my host some questions I had about special education and the things she encountered along the way. This job shadow was very insightful in giving me the opportunity to observe and ask more questions.”

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