A job shadow is an opportunity for students to explore a career of interest by observing an alumnus, alumna, parent or other volunteer in their place of work, typically for a period of 1-3 days. Throughout the course of a job shadow students begin to understand the responsibilities associated with the profession, learn more about the skills and qualifications necessary to be successful in the field, network with professionals, and have the opportunity to ask questions.
Tuesday, September 17: On-campus student information session
Thursday, September 19: On-campus student information session
Wednesday, September 25: On-campus student information session
Friday, November 22: Deadline to contact sponsor to request a winter break job shadow
December 20–January 10: Conduct job shadows
Tuesday, January 21: On-campus student information session
Thursday, January 23: On-campus student information session
February 7: Deadline to contact sponsor to request a spring break job shadow
March 2–13: Conduct job shadows
The Kenyon College Career Development Office (CDO) maintains information to help Kenyon students and alumni connect with individuals and companies that are willing to assist, mentor, or house students who are exploring careers, and with internship and job opportunities that may be available. Students, employers, and volunteers should be aware that the CDO does not vet or conduct background checks on the students that may seek assistance, employers that may be offering opportunities, or volunteers who may be providing support. Employers, students, mentors, and hosts are highly encouraged to meet via a phone or Skype call prior to confirming any arrangements to determine suitability of fit and discuss mutual expectations. While the CDO is not responsible for what happens in arrangements that come from its networks, it is happy to assist students, employers, and volunteers with conflict resolution and resources should difficulties occur.