An Experiential Job Shadowing Program
Are you pursuing a PhD and wondering what comes next? There are many meaningful roles on campus for you to explore, and the Centre for Career Action has partnered with university staff to create a structured job shadowing program for PhD students.
About the Job Shadowing Program
The program is designed to link PhD students with staff on campus who hold advanced degrees in order learn more about the variety of careers in academe. Through first-hand learning, participants will:
- Discover what different roles on campus entail
- Learn how individuals in specific campus roles are using their advanced degrees
- Build a personal network on campus
- Identify potential career paths that one might enjoy
Job shadow experiences will vary in length and structure, from 1-half day, to 1-full day, to a multi-day experience (for example, two 3-hour time blocks), which will be determined by the job shadow host. All experiences must:
- Equal a minimum combined total of 4 hours in length (not necessarily consecutive)
- Provide a tour of department and an informational interview with the job shadow host
- Provide the student with an opportunity to explore and reflect on a project or problem that the host and/or department is actively working on
PhD students are invited to submit an application. If selected, you will be matched with a job shadow host and will accompany them throughout various workday tasks.
|Application deadline||Tuesday, December 4, 2018; 4:00pm|
|Notification of match to student and Host||Monday, January 7, 2019|
|Shadow preparation workshop||Friday, January, 11, 2019; 9:30 - 10:30am|
|Shadow experience||To be confirmed - to occur mid-late January through mid-February 2019|
|Shadow debrief workshop||Friday, February 22, 2019; 9:30 - 11:00am|
View the list of Job Shadowing Program Hosts to learn about the shadow opportunities available.
Submit your application. Application deadline is Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 4:00pm.