Experience a Day in the Life

The Virtual Alumni Job Shadow Program is an opportunity for students to gain insight into an industry/organization/job function of interest, make connections, and further discern how their skills, interests, and values translate to the workplace. Using Eagle Exchange, the Career Center will match students with Boston College alumni who will serve as hosts for virtual half or full day shadowing experiences.

Details

Dates

Job Shadows occur between
May 19–26, 2021

Class Years

Rising Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors

Majors/Schools

All Welcome

How to Register

Registration for Summer 2021 is now closed. 

Shadow an Alum for a Day

A virtual job shadow is a half or full day experience where you'll have the opportunity to connect with a working professional and learn about their career field. While job shadows vary based on the organization, a typical virtual job shadow experience may include the opportunity to:

  • Conduct informational interviews and network with BC alumni and other employees
  • Explore potential career paths within the organization and the profession
  • Review a current project or case study
  • Conduct a simulation of a real situation being faced by the company
  • Attend virtual staff meetings
  • Review current trends in the profession

The Alumni Job Shadow Program is run through Eagle Exchange. You will need to activate your account in order to sign up for the program. Questions? Email us at eagleexchange@bc.edu

 

2021 Key Dates:

Alumni Host Registration February 15–March 4
Student Registration March 8–19
Student Favoriting Period March 9–22
Virtual Student Orientation April 5 at 7:00 p.m. or April 8 at 7:00 p.m.
Match Notifications Sent April 9–16
Virtual Shadows Occur May 19–26

How Job Shadow Registration Works

Alumni Hosts Register

Alumni sign up on Eagle Exchange between February 15 and March 4 to host students for virtual job shadows. 

Students Register and Favorite Hosts

Students sign up on Eagle Exchange between March 8 and 19 to participate in a virtual job shadow. Once registered, students favorite alumni hosts that they would like to shadow by March 22. 

Student Orientation and Match Notifications Sent

Registered students are required to attend a virtual student orientation on April 5 or 8. Match notifications are then sent out between April 9 and 16. 

Job Shadows Occur

Students participate in a virtual job shadow with their matched alumni host between May 19 and 26. 

 

2021 Opportunities

Opportunites by Cluster:

  • Business, Consulting, Finance
    231 Opportunities
  • Communication, Arts, Media 
    92 Opportunities
  • Education, Nonprofit, Social Service
    128 Opportunities
  • Government, Law, Public Policy
    99 Opportunities
  • Healthcare and Nursing
    109 Opportunities
  • Science, Technology, Engineering
    19 Opportunities

Featured Hosts:

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Facebook
  • IBM
  • Oracle
  • Pricewaterhousecoopers
  • Wayfair
  • West Elm
  • Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC)
  • HBO
  • ESPN
  • Betches Media
  • International Cinematographers Guild
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • NBC Universal
  • Museum of Science, Boston
  • Fred Rogers Center
  • International Youth Foundation
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • The Bronx Defenders
  • FBI
  • The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
  • VA Boston Healthcare System
  • American Psychological Association
  • Dell
  • Pfizer
  • Bayer

678

Total shadowing opportunities

227

Unique alumni hosts

Why do a virtual job shadow?

Instead of just having one day dedicated to the job shadow, my host used our virtual meeting as an opportunity to extend the job shadow and see it more as a journey. We continue to stay in contact and I frequently talk with him and other employees, which has been very helpful.
2020 Virtual Job Shadow Participant


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