Community Chat: What Is Job Shadowing? Complete Guide for Students

Tallo Wordsmith
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Originally posted on Tallo.com: https://tallo.com/college-students/what-is-job-shadowing/

  • Job shadowing is when a student or job-seeker follows and observes a professional for a short period of time, such as a day or a week.
  • After you’ve shadowed, you should have a better idea of what professionals do each day and whether or not you can see yourself following that career path. 
  • Finding a job shadowing opportunity in your future field may be easier than you think with the help of your school or personal connections.

Learning in a classroom is great and all, but it’s not the only way to gain know-how. In fact, studies show that hands-on learning helps students retain knowledge and score better on tests. It’s for these reasons that many institutes of education have begun to implement more and more real-life learning programs, from the science classroom to career development initiatives. (Read more)

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Is job shadowing part of your education and career path? Share your job shadowing plans with the Community!

Comments

  • MonseC423
    MonseC423 United States📍Member, Tallo Ambassador, Group Leader Posts: 1,596 🏆️ I Champion  

    Thank you @Tallo Wordsmith!

    I was actually thinking about this yesterday! I would really like to get the opportunity to shadow near me. (as a nurse)

    Still looking on a way to reach out, but this definitely gave me a lot of insight and background on Job- Shadowing.

    💫Thanks again!💫

  • Badgagnon502
    Badgagnon502 WAMember Posts: 190 💫 | Contributor

    this is a good resource thanks

  • lovelykitten15
    lovelykitten15 Arkansas Member Posts: 81 👁️‍🗨️ | Seeker

    Thank you @Tallo Wordsmith I'm actually doing a job shadowing the 9th of this month to get some experience in writing.