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Student Testimonials
Job shadows have very much so influenced my life powerfully. I have gotten an insight into many various careers in the medical field. A year ago, I had no idea there was a difference between and MRI tech, an ultrasound tech, and a radiologist, but as I job shadowed all those, I realized how different they all were. Before doing job shadows I didn’t realize there were so many choices I get to pick from to get a career. I used to know only of nurses and doctors, and job shadows helped me explore more, and also learn the different career choices and the responsibilities of each one of them.
by Liliya F.
Employer Testimonials
I just finished talking with another job shadow student. Since we are a small start-up company, students spend most of their time with me talking about career options in aviations. During the interviews, I hear concise lucid questions from well-prepared students. Their questions and attitude are clearly goal-oriented. Having students in our place of business offers us the opportunity to introduce young people to aviation and small business, to dispel any misconceptions and to encourage them to pursue their aviation career options.
by Jim Graham, Graham Aviation

Internship/Work Experience


INTERNSHIP/WORK EXPERIENCE  involve formal training plans between a school and a business that outline the skills the student is expected to learn and demonstrate at the workplace.  These experiences can be paid or unpaid part-time positions for which the student will receive academic credit.  The hours to be worked, classroom goals, and worksite goals and objectives are determined by the teacher, worksite supervisor, and student.

, the student focuses on a potential career area.  These experiences usually consist of 60-180 hours on the worksite for which the student receives academic credit.  Learning objectives are established and agreed upon by the student, the business supervisor and the teacher.  The work experience is directly related to written objectives and goals.  Students may also be enrolled in an internship class or a related technical class.


  • Meet performance and attendance criteria set by the school.
  • Complete assignments and participate in career awareness studies.
  • Contact the employer confirming work experience times, location, etc.
  • Obtain parental/teacher permission to participate.
  • Arrange transportation to and from the worksite.
  • Dress appropriately for the worksite.
  • Arrive and depart as scheduled.
  • Notify the employer of absences in advance.


  • Serve as host and identify appropriate participants.
  • Receive confirmation at least one week prior to the visit date.
  • Give an orientation about the company with general information about its operation.
  • Explain the departments and how they relate to the organization.
  • Discuss education and training needed to perform the jobs within the organization and the possible career paths available.
  • Provide a tour of the firm.
  • Answer student questions.