Job Shadowing for Students

Job shadowing provides students an opportunity to "shadow" or connect with a business professional who has specific knowledge about an occupation or career in which the student is interested. Students observe responsibilities and tasks associated with the position and have the opportunity to ask questions about the knowledge, skills, talents and level of education required for the job. While the purpose of job shadowing is to gather career related information and expand networking contacts, it also allows students to build interviewing skills, become aware of trends in the field and see workforce technologies in action.

Students may shadow as many professionals as they would like and at any time throughout their academic career. Multiple job shadowing experiences are encouraged to allow students to explore a variety of career paths.

For more information, contact Career & Professional Development at (205) 934-4324 or email careerservices@uab.edu

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