Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Get Up Close With a Job Shadow

Are you facing any of these career conundrums?

I wonder what the job options are in xyz industry.
What can I do to decide between majors A or B?
I know I’m interested in this area but I don’t know what to do next.
I think I might like a career in xyz but I don’t know how to be sure.

If you are facing any issues like these, then you are ready for a job shadow.  Job shadowing is a career exploration activity that offers an opportunity to spend time with a professional currently working in a career field you are interested in. Job shadowing provides you with an opportunity to see what it’s actually like working in a specific job or industry. Not only do you get to observe the day-to-day activities of someone in the current workforce and have your burning questions answered, it also encourages you to forge strong and valuable connections for future opportunities (i.e. internships).

The timing for a job shadow couldn’t be any better.  The Career Center is offering its first ever job-shadowing program!  The PRIDE Shadowing Program, offered to all first and second year students, is a one-day job shadow scheduled during the week of April 6-10 (this is spring break week so there will be no class conflicts). 

Once you apply, you will be matched based on the preferences listed in your application. No prior experience is necessary; you only need to be interested to sign up!

Here’s how you apply:
All applicants must be a current first or second year Hofstra University student enrolled in classes. The application deadline is March 16th.  To apply, follow these steps:
·      Login to Pride CMS (accessed through the “myapps” feature on the portal).
·      Click on the “Jobs” Tab
·      Type "PRIDE Shadowing Program" in the search box and select Search.
·      Read the description and note all the mandatory dates in your calendar.
·      Click "Apply.”  You must upload a resume onto the system under the “documents” tab to do so.
·      Click on the link in the “How To Apply” section and complete the online form. 

That’s it!  Once you have applied, you will be matched with an employer and notified of your placement on or before March 20th.  Any questions can be sent to me at  You can learn more at  Check it out!

-Deanna Rodin, Associate Director, The Career Center


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