Students at job fair

Job Shadow Program

The Job Shadow Program (JSP) connects students to local employers for single-day experiential learning events (a.k.a job shadows).

Through the JSP, students get to visit Chicago or Chicago-area offices and explore an industry, connect their classroom learning to the real world, and meet local professionals. Employers get to meet new talent, build their brands and campus presence, and mentor people who are beginning their career journeys.

Job shadowing takes only one day, but the rewards could pay dividends for years to come.

In surveys conducted by Junior Achievement USA:
● 90% of students participating in job shadow programs reported they have a better understanding of their career options.
● 76% of employees who volunteered to host a shadow said they were able to hone their leadership skills, and 63% reported an improved perception of their company.


How it works: 

In the Fall 2020 semester, we are going to run discipline-focused job shadows. This means we will offer job shadowing opportunities in only one or two industries so that we can concentrate our employer outreach and student promotion.

Please stay tuned as the Career Services Center finalizes plans for the upcoming Job Shadow Program. We will announce the disciplines soon.

In the meantime, if you are interested in job shadowing—either as a student or an employer—please contact us via the information below. We'd love to talk!

More information for students
More information for employers.

Contact Information

Career Services
Student Services Center (SSC) Room 3258
(630) 942-2230
Fax: (630) 942-4596

Summer Hours (Through Aug. 9)
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, Closed

Regular Hours:
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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