Spend a day with a pro and see what your future could hold.
The Job Shadow program is intended for pre-business majors in their sophomore year. Juniors may also apply. Participating companies vary by term but recent host companies include Columbia Sportswear, Deloitte, Google, Intel, KPMG, Northwestern Mutual, U.S. Bank, Yahoo!, Zillow, and others in Portland, Eugene, San Francisco, Seattle, and beyond.
The job shadow is an opportunity for you to observe first-hand a typical day on the job by accompanying professionals—many of whom are alumni—through their workday. It is designed to help you understand the skills and attributes necessary to succeed in a particular field and to give you a realistic picture of the everyday aspects of a workplace. The format and schedule will vary between companies but a typical job shadow day may include:
- Observation of individual employees’ activities during their workday
- Informational interviews with employees
- Meetings with the president, CEO, department heads, or other individuals
- Lunch with recent hires and/or UO alumni
- A tour of the company
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