If it takes a village, bound together by geography, to raise a child, it takes a far-flung network of mentors to guide young adults into the future. Hopkins Job Shadow Program is such a network. Launched in 2007 by the Hopkins Alumni Association under the leadership of Ron Delfini '84, the program matches rising seniors with opportunities to spend a day "at work" with alumni involved in a wide variety of occupations and professions. Since its inception, more than 150 students have participated in the program.
Andrew Roberge '18 shadowed Andrew Gustafson '00 of Turnstile Tours in New York City. Roberge says "Gustafson really emphasized to me that there are multiple ways to get where you belong and to end up doing what you love. It was also very cool to see that Turnstile Tours was regarded as one of the best tourism companies in NYC and actually held training sessions for other tour groups and companies! I also learned a lot of tips and the distinction between working FOR your business, and working ON your business." Read more and see photos from Andrew's shadow.
Unique Parker '18 shadowed Rob Klee '92, Commissioner of Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. They spent most of their day exploring the many issues facing the agency. Rob says: "My personal highlight was the time spent with Unique dissecting and analyzing the policy issues and challenges my agency faces every day. Unique has a tremendous ability to synthesize the information presented, understand the motivations and positions of the advocates and meeting participants, and provide her own thoughtful insights on the issues before her." Read more and see photos of Unique's shadow.