The Seminole State College Career Development Center is facilitating a Winter Break Job Shadow Program during the week of December 15 - 19, 2014. The purpose of the Program is to give students an opportunity to explore specific career fields and industries while networking with local employers. We are currently in the process of recruiting companies within the Central Florida community to serve as host employers to interested students.
As a host employer you would be responsible for creating an externship experience that would give students a good overview of your profession. This may be accomplished by having students perform actual tasks, attend staff meetings, shadow staff members, etc. Although students will not receive academic credit or payment for their participation in the program, they are encouraged to commit between eight to forty hours to their job shadow experience.
Below are some suggestions for a successful job shadow program:
- Clear and detailed description of experience(s)
- Structured job shadowing experience with an agenda aids in realistic expectations
- Explanation of activities and industry lingo in experience description
Participation as a host employer will give you the opportunity to build professional relationships with current SSC students prior to graduation. Furthermore, you will gain access to future interns and employees. The Job Shadow Program is open to all students attending Seminole State College of Florida. Therefore, the matching pool may include freshmen with little or no work experience that are eager to explore various career fields, to nontraditional students with a wealth of experience.
Your organization's participation would greatly assist us in our efforts to educate students about the importance of life-long career development and planning while identifying strong candidates for experiential or professional employment opportunities.
If your company is interested in participating in this unique opportunity for employers and our students, please complete the on-line registration form
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/sscjobshadowhost by October 27, 2014.
If you have further questions regarding the Winter Break Job Shadow Program please contact Heather Engelking at 407-708-2103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.