The Hopkins Job Shadow Program provides a unique opportunity for rising seniors to have real-world experiences in a particular field of interest. Alumni, regardless of age, career stage, or job category, sign up as hosts in March. Students apply in May of their junior year, and are asked to select their top three alumni choices for a one-day “job shadow” between June and August.
The Job Shadow Program has been invaluable in helping to guide students as they embark on their post-secondary education experience and eventual career path. The Job Shadow Committee has filled student requests for visits with veterinarians, physicians and surgeons, aerospace engineers, architects, investment managers, attorneys and judges, theater directors and television producers, educators, marketing and public relations specialists, journalists and many more. In addition to sharing the day’s experience, students will have a unique opportunity to talk with their hosts about future training programs and career directions. The program also provides an opportunity for students to begin to expand their own personal networks and to understand the vast Alumni network available to them beyond the Hill.