Are you interested in job shadowing? A job shadow is a learning experience that takes place at a business in your community that usually last from 3 to 6 hours. During a job shadow, you follow a worker (called your "host") during a typical day and observe and ask questions about his or her work. You also complete written assignments that help you understand, think about and record the things you see, hear and learn.
Why are job shadows important? Identify career interest, observe the daily routine of workers, learn about the academic, technical, and personal skills required by by particular jobs, understand the connection between school, work, and your goals for the future, practice communication skills by interacting with workers, realize that different jobs are characterized by different work cultures and working environment, and navigate the community by traveling to and from the job shadow location.