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Host a CAL U student for an Information interview or job shadow!


 What are the benefits of hosting a CAL U student for an information interview or job shadow?

Develop a pipeline of talent by connecting with promising, motivated students early in their academic programs

Create a brand image for your organization that distinguishes you from other employers

Influence students' studies to better match the skills you seek insuccessful employees

"Give back" by assisting students in exploring their career path and understanding opportunities available in your organization


What does a job shadow/information interview host do?

As a host, your participation level is up to you. At a minimum, you can offer to speak to a student about your industry and career path via phone, e-mail or in person. Or, if you'd like to participate at a higher level, you can create a schedule of activities that introduces the selected students to your organization and work environment. You can decide what is appropriate for your work environment.  Suggested activities for your job shadow experience for students include:

  • Observing interactions with colleagues and customers

  • Conducting and arranging informational interview with staff

  • Attending meetings and other organizational events

  • Helping out with office tasks, reports or projects

  • Learning office policies and procedures

  • Touring the facility

  • Teaching networking techniques


Are there costs to participate?

  • No. Students are responsible for all expenses. Sponsors may choose to take their sponsor to lunch or provide free parking, but students are instructed not to expect any perks.


How do you get started?


Student Requirements

  • Information interviews and job shadowing are open to all CAL U students in all majors from freshmen to graduate students.
  • Interested students are encouraged to meet with a Career Advisor in the Career & Professional Development Center prior to their information interview or job   shadow.


If you have any questions about hosting an information interview or job shadow, please contact Meaghan Clister in the Cal U Career & Professional Development Center at 724-938-4413 or

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