Job shadowing consists of a student pairing with a professional in his or her workplace, observing daily activities of a career role that interests the student.
During a job shadow experience, students follow the employee being shadowed through his or her work day. Students observe the duties of the job, the culture of the company as a whole, and ask lots of questions about their career path and industry.
Informational Meetings are typically about an hour in length and held in the professional’s place of work so they can introduce students to others in the workplace, but it could be over lunch or coffee in a public setting.
During this time, the students facilitates the conversation by asking questions of the professional that will assist in bringing career realities and career goals into focus.