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Job Shadow

A job shadow is a career-based learning experience (CBLE) where a student­ observes and learns about a job, activity, or activities by walking through the work day as a shadow to a skilled and competent employee(s). The experience is planned and structured with the goal of ob­serving behavior and situations, engaging in interactive questions and answers, and experiencing the link between classroom learning and practice. The job shadow lasts from a few hours to a few days. Students do not perform productive work and are not paid for the experience.

The virtual option allows students to be connected by video-conferencing. It may be prefaced with basic career information and allows questions via the chat feature. For a thorough description on how to plan and implement virtual job shadows, see the Virtual Job Spotlight Guide.