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Penny Loretto

Learn More by Job Shadowing

By October 8, 2010

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Job Shadowing is a good way to find out more about careers with a minimal time commitment. This week I held two of our annual Job Shadowing Orientation sessions. We had a total of 48 students attend who were all seeking different types of shadowing opportunities. Once students complete an application form, I work to match them up with a college alum or professional currently working in their field of interest at a location of their choice.

Last year we had 34 students complete the Job Shadowing Program at our college. Students shadowed alumni and professionals working in places like WCBS - TV, CBS Broadcast Center, NFL, Deloitte Consulting, Pfizer, Inc., UBS, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gap, Inc., Massachusetts General Hospital, Harlem Hospital, among many others. One student was offered an internship and one was offered a full -time job. If your college offers a Job Shadowing Program it's a great way to learn more about organizations and companies of interest and a chance to develop networking contacts in the process.

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