Cameron University offers job shadow experience for students

Cameron University is offering community employers a unique opportunity to help students experience an up-close look at a “day in the life” of a professional during the Seventh Annual CU Take an Aggie to Work Job Shadow Program, scheduled for February 2-6. Through the job shadow experience, students will have the opportunity to spend a day in a relevant work setting in order to observe and ask questions. As a “shadow,” students can learn more about job requirements, employer expectations and professionalism. In turn, the program gives job shadow sponsors an opportunity to meet and mentor CU’s talented students. Employers interested in offering job shadowing opportunities for Cameron students are asked to contact the Office of Career Services at 580-581-6769.

“We are pleased to offer business leaders in the Lawton Fort Sill community this opportunity to mentor Cameron students in the workplace,” says Paula S. Merrifield, Career Services Coordinator. The program allows professionals who are passionate about their work to mentor students who have chosen their own career path as well as those who are still weighing career options.”

This will mark the seventh year of Cameron’s job shadow program. Previous student participants have indicated that shadowing a professional in the workplace has been beneficial. “I learned that I have made the correct choice on the area of study to focus on,” said one student in a follow-up survey. Another said, “The job shadow experience helped me a great deal in the decision to pursue the career path.”



January 16, 2015