Job Shadow Program
The Job Shadow Program provides students the opportunity to explore career paths and options, experience a professional work environment, connect with professionals in their career field of interest, and observe skills and job tasks related to their career field. The Job Shadow Program is open to all Seminole State College students enrolled in a degree or certificate program at the time of registration.
As a result of participating in this program, students will be able to:
- Make or confirm career decisions
- Gather more information about a career path
- Increase their network
- Understand how a professional work environment operates
The Job Shadow Program runs every semester on a rolling basis. As students apply for job shadow opportunities, their interest is passed along to our partner employers to then set up dates and times. Typically, a job shadow is anywhere from a day to a weeklong experience.
How it Works
Students can register for the Job Shadow Program by completing the Job Shadow Program - Student Interest Form.
Once students have completed the online interest form, they are added to an online course via Canvas, Seminole State's online learning system. Students will review a series of modules and complete online activities to progress through the program. Once the required activities are completed, students will become Job Shadow Eligible in Handshake and will have access to the Job Shadow experience postings. Students are then able to express interest in the available opportunities by submitting a resume and letter of intent for each Job Shadow experience they prefer. Employer hosts will then review the resumes and select the student(s) who they feel is the best match.
If a student is offered an initial job shadow match, they have 48 hours to review and research the employer host company and can choose to accept or decline the experience. Each student who accepts their match must submit a Behavioral Commitment Contract to secure the match.
Upon submitting the completed Commitment Contract, students will be provided the employer host contact information and must initiate contact to arrange their job shadow schedule.
When job shadow week concludes, students are eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion by completing a few additional reflection activities through Handshake.
- Completing the online interest form does not guarantee participation in the Job Shadow Program.
- There is no guarantee that a student will be matched with an employer upon completion of the activities in Canvas.
The CDC Staff works diligently to provide an array of job shadow experiences. However, the experiences available are only those submitted by employer hosts. While we invite all of our employer contacts and target all majors/industries to participate in the program, some employers may not have the resources to provide a job shadowing experience. Therefore, the list of experiences may be limited and vary by semester.
Past experiences have included a broad array of industries:
- Social Work and Counseling
- Nonprofit, Arts and Education
- Criminal Justice and Legal Studies
- Communication, Marketing and Sales
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
- Customer Service
- Construction, Architecture and Engineering,
- Public Works and Local/City Government
Employer hosts who have participated multiple times include:
- Addition Financial
- Gulati Law, P.L.
- Total Quality Logistics
- Habitat for Humanity
- On Target Web Solutions
- The Carousel Emporium Antiques & Fine Art
- City of Orange City
- Seminole County Sheriff’s Office
- Seminole County Tax Collector’s Office
- Pamela Rowe, MA
- StageDoor II
- Facemyer AC & Heating
- Professional Service Industries, Inc.
- Mad Science
- Project Walk Orlando
- Jaffe Chiropractic & Wellness
Frequently Asked Questions
Please visit our Job Shadow Program Frequently Asked Questions webpage for additional information.