Job Shadows

Job shadowing is an excellent way to explore and develop a deeper understanding of your career interests, including the career competencies that are highly valued in those fields.

If you are interested in sharing your own experience with us please email Sharing your competency development inspires other students to think about where and how they can gain competencies within and beyond UConn.

Here are some of the ways that you can access job shadowing opportunities:

Informational Interview & Job Shadow Supplement
Review this handout for step-by-step advice on how to set up and conduct an informational interview or job shadow.

Job Shadowing: How Does it Work?
This blog post reviews the benefits of a job shadow and tips on how to set one up.

You can use LinkedIn to connect and strengthen professional relationships.

Use uConntact, UConn’s student organization database to find student organizations that host job shadow opportunities.

Road Trips to the Real World
The Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers hosts annual Road Trips to the Real World where students can meet with employers throughout the country.

Feel free to schedule a meeting with a Career Coach in the Center for Career Development or talk to another trusted faculty or staff member on campus; maybe someone you’ve already connected with around career. The entire campus community is committed to your success-all you need to do is ask!