What Is Job Shadowing?

a teen girl job shadowing a woman at gale woods farm. They are standing in a green house.

Job shadowing is just what it sounds like. You will be assigned to a staff member, and you will follow along with them as they work. This is a great way to see for yourself what a specific job could look like. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions about a job you're interested in. You may spend a few hours or a full day shadowing someone depending on your interest and goals and the availability of staff.

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Informational Interviews

An informational interview is a relaxed conversation with a professional in which you get to ask questions about a specific career including job duties, what the job market is like, and how best to prepare for a particular field. It is an easy way to get some basic information, and many Three Rivers professionals are more than willing to share what they know! 

The interview may sound intimidating but remember YOU are not being interviewed, you are doing the interviewing by asking questions and gathering information. Interviews usually last about 20-30 minutes and will be fit to your career goals or the level you are at in school.

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Who to Contact

The locations listed below are happy to arrange a job shadowing opportunity or informational interview for you. All locations accept middle school to college-aged students. Contact the supervisor listed to discuss your options.