Spring Break Job Shadow Program

Program Description

Alumni, parents, and friends of Le Moyne College are invited to serve as hosts for our sophomore job shadow program. This program is being offered over Spring Break (March 6-10, 2017). We are seeking unpaid opportunities that are typically one day, depending on student and alumni/parent availability, providing an inside look at a job, company, career or industry.


Le Moyne requests that Job Shadow hosts introduce their profession, industry and/or organization; provide a tour of the workplace; answer questions; and most importantly, allow a student to observe their daily routine.

Suggested Job Shadowing Experiences

  • Give a tour of the organization;
  • Shadow alumnus and/or colleagues in different departments during the day; 
  • Observe general office tasks, staff meetings, and/or interactions of one or more departments;
  • Observe client interactions or assist clients directly, if able;
  • Experience an employee demonstration of industry-specific software or tools;
  • Review the organization’s website, mission, marketing collateral, organizational charts to learn more;
  • Enjoy a meal with alumnus sponsor or others (typical of what staff might do if lunching together);
  • Conduct informational interviews with different employees to understand the firm, industry, future trends, and career paths within this field;
  • Meet with HR staff to understand what they look for when hiring college-graduates;
  • Meet with additional Le Moyne alumni who work within the organization;
  • Meet a new employee to get a "fresh perspective."

Students are responsible for contacting the host in advance, transporting themselves to and from the job shadow site, researching the organization in advance of the shadowing day, and coming prepared with questions. The student and job shadow host should discuss the goal of the shadowing experience beforehand to ensure that both are able to reach their goals.

Le Moyne College Career Advising and Development and the Alumni Office will do our best to match Job Shadow hosts based on the needs of the student applicants.

Both students and alumni will be required to complete a survey after the experience is completed.

How to Participate 

Alumni/Parent Host Registration

Alumni and parents interested in hosting a student are invited to complete the online registration form.

Once student applications are received, matches will be made. Students will contact alumni and parents to finalize details of the shadowing experience, including dates of the job shadowing experience.

Student Registration & Selection Process

  • Students will complete an interest form
  • Upload their resumes to Purple Briefcase for the application to be complete.
  • Student applications must be received by Friday, February 10 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Career Advising and Development will match hosts and students on a first-come, first served, basis.
  • Students will be notified of a match by Monday, February 20.
  • Once paired with a job site host, students are expected to make the initial contact with the alumni or parent with whom he or she will be working.
  • Students will be required to attend one on-campus workshop to receive their matches and prepare for the job shadowing experience.