Who doesn’t know what they’re going to do to develop their professional skills before applying to jobs?
Who’s scared of committing to a 3 month internship that may not be the most fun?
Who didn’t know the UA has free one-day, out-of-state opportunities for students to develop their resume and skills?
It’s February, I know you are tired of hearing promotional emails and videos from the University trying to get you to sign up for things; however, this might be one of those things you were looking for!
I know this is peak season for students to find a summer internship or job that they may or may not be super interested in. I also know that fighting for internships is competitive, draining, and honestly, isn’t guaranteed. Wouldn’t you want to have a resume builder that would actually peak your interest, and help you develop some professional networks?
If so, I have just the opportunity for you!
The UA Job Shadow Program is a program offered through the University’s Office of Student Engagement & Career Development! Here, we help match students to opportunities outside of the University to shadow in fields of interests with real professionals! This is a one-day opportunity you get to embark on with an employer that will give you a ‘day in the life’ glimpse of the field.
You definitely will get a hands on experience without having to go on a coffee run for anyone!
The UA Job Shadow Program offers students an experience to ‘try out’ a field of interest! Here we believe that your major does not dictate your career, and want to give you a glimpse of any field you would like to try! If you’re a pre-med major, but have always been interested in media and marketing, why not try? It diversifies your resume!
This experience helps you build that professional confidence you will need later for job opportunities and professional engagement!
As a student, I know the struggles of finding an internship that you would actually enjoy, paired with the fact that you have to compete with the entirety of your class, plus some.
Why have all this unknown stress, when you can find something you are genuinely interested in, and try it out for a day? One of our students went to the shadow, and the employer offered him a paid internship on the spot for the rest of the week.
So I hope that you’ll take it from me, hop on Handshake, and find some Job Shadow opportunities you want to try! So tell me, what’s holding you back?