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Western Colorado's Selective University

Alumni Mentoring

Job Shadowing/Student Mentoring Program

Would you be available to speak with a student about your field or career if they are considering it as a possible career? Send an email to: letting us know what job or career you would be able to speak with someone about and we will contact you when a student is interested in that field. It will be up to you if you would be comfortable allowing them to job shadow, but talking to them about your job will be of great benefit to them in making a career decision.

We define Job shadowing as a career exploration activity that offers an opportunity to spend time with a professional currently working in a person's career field of interest. Job shadowing offers a chance to see what it's actually like working in a specific job. Not only will they get to observe the day-to-day activities of someone in the current workforce, they also get a chance to have their questions answered. Job shadowing is optional for you, a conversation is often enough for a student to understand the career activities.