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 8th Annual CU Take an Aggie to Work Job Shadow Program, scheduled for February 1-5. Through the job shadow experience, students will have the opportunity to spend a day in a relevant work setting in order to observe, ask questions, and gain career-related knowledge that extends their learning beyond the classroom. As a “shadow,” students can also learn more about job requirements, employer expectations and professionalism.

“We are pleased to provide job shadowing experiences that give students the opportunity to learn more about their fields of study, develop marketable skills, expand their networks, build self-confidence, and increase their chances of being hired upon graduation,” says Jordan Scribner, Career Services Coordinator. “In addition, the program allows professionals and business leaders in the Lawton/Ft. Sill community who are passionate about their work to mentor students in a workplace setting.”

Employers interested in offering job shadowing opportunities for Cameron students are asked to contact the Office of Career Services at 580-581-6769.

This will mark the eighth 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 my career decision and even led to additional internship and full-time employment opportunities.”

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January 15, 2016

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