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The Job Shadow Program (JSP) provides multiple opportunities for students to expand their knowledge about industries, job functions, and employer culture at participating organizations. JSP is a low-stakes, high-value opportunity to provide students the opportunity to peak behind the curtain to view future career opportunities.

Alumni and employers with a connection to the university are invited to host one or more students!

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Why participate in the Job Shadow Program?

  • Low Commitment
  • Hands on Experience
  • Networking
  • Resume Builder
  • Career Guidance

Hear From Students

How to Apply


Fill out host interest form to be eligible to participate.

After submitting your job shadow opportunity, our team will review the description and contact you to confirm approval.

Upon approval, your job shadow opportunity will be posted to Handshake and students will be able to find and apply for the opportunity.

After the application deadline closes, our team will review applicants based on the student’s career interest, majors, and preferences.

You will be notified by November 27, 2023 if a student has been approved for your shadow opportunity. We will try to match as many qualified students with hosts as possible.


Fill out student interest form to be eligible to participate.

Get on Handshake

Click on “Jobs”

Click on “Filters” and scroll down to the bottom of the page and select “Labeled by your School”

Type in the label “UA Job Shadow Program”

Starting November 13, click “Apply”..then submit a cover letter & resume for each shadow to which you are applying (Max: 5)


Host Job Shadow Submission Period: October 23, 2023 – November 10, 2023

Student Application Window: October 30, 2023 – November 17, 2023

Host Notified of Matches: November 21, 2023 – November 27, 2023

Host and Students Introduced and Connected: By November 30, 2023

Shadows Take Place: December 15, 2023 – January 31, 2023

Upcoming Events

(RSVP on Handshake)

Student Info Session: Thursday, November 2nd | 4:30PM – 5:30PM | Bartlett Academic Success Center, 306

Student Info Session: Thursday, November 9th | 2:00PM – 3:00PM | Bartlett Academic Success Center, 316

Student Orientation: Monday, November 27th | 1:00PM – 2:00PM | Bartlett Academic Success Center, 316

Student Orientation: Wednesday, November 29th | 4:30PM – 5:30PM | Bear Down Gym Conference Room 302

Student Orientation: Thursday, November 30th | 2:00PM – 3:00PM | Bear Down Gym Conference Room 302

Host Information

The Job Shadow Program (JSP) is an educational experience for students; it may be their initial exposure to a professional workplace. For others, it will be a chance to explore a career field they’re interested in or build their professional network. Depending on the nature of your industry or organization, a student’s job shadow day with you may consist of:

  • Observation of your daily work
  • Touring your building
  • Sitting in on meetings & other activities
  • Presentations by executives
  • Informational Interviews with professionals in your office
  • Networking with alumni or other professionals

Why Host A Student?

An opportunity to provide real-world career insight to Wildcats curious or aspiring to your field.

A high-value way to enhance exposure for your organization, profession, and industry among the student body and greater campus community.

Build a reliable pipeline of early-talent for your organization.

Job Shadow Program Host FAQ

Click the link above to view Host FAQ’s for the Job Shadow Program

Upcoming Events

Host Training/Info Session: Wednesday, November 1st 12:00PM – 1:00PM | RSVP on Handshake or click link to join the meeting

Host Training/Info Session: Thursday, November 9th 10:00AM-11:00AM | RSVP on Zoom or click the link to join the meeting

Host Training/Info Session: Friday, November 10th 10:00AM-11:00PM | RSVP on Handshake or click the link to join the meeting