Explore a career

Shadow a professional in a specific field for a day and explore your career options. With a job shadowing experience at Jamestown Community College, you’ll be able to try different jobs and see if your current major is the right fit for you.

You’ll be paired with a host - many of whom are JCC alumni - for a day of first-hand observation and intensive one-on-one career exploration. A typical job shadow includes a tour of the company; conversations with professionals; exploring skills, education, and training to succeed in an industry; and talking with recent hires at the company to discuss their path to employment.

A typical job shadow includes:

  • A tour of the company.
  • Conversations with professionals.
  • Exploration of the skills, education, training, and certifications required for success in an industry.
  • Observation of typical daily activities.
  • Introductions to human resources personnel, department managers, CEO, etc.
  • Discussions with recent hires at the company to discuss their path to employment.

Students aren’t the only ones who benefit from job shadowing. Host companies have a unique opportunity to connect with and inspire students early in their college career, influence their academic choices, and build awareness of the rewarding career opportunities available in our region.

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Jamestown Campus/North County Center