Experience a Day in the Life

The 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 one-day shadowing experiences.



Summer 2021

Class Years

Rising Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors


All Welcome

How to Register

Registration will open in Eagle Exchange in Spring 2021

Shadow an Alum for a Day

A job shadow is a one-day experience where you'll have the opportunity to follow a working professional throughout their daily activities and learn about their career field. While job shadows vary based on the organization, a typical job shadow experience may include the opportunity to:

  • 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
  • Complete a tour of the office space
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Conduct informational interviews and network with BC alumni and other employees
  • Enjoy lunch with BC alumni and other employees
  • Review current trends in the profession

After participating in the Alumni Job Shadow program, you will be able to:

  • Identify at least one skill you hope to incorporate into your career paths that aligns with the skills employers are seeking in recent college graduates.
  • Connect the skills, interests and values you are gaining at Boston College to specific opportunities of interest.
  • More confidently demonstrate effective networking skills to communicate with alumni and professionals about your industries of interest.
  • Articulate 1-3 next steps in your career discernment and planning.


Email us at eagleexchange@bc.edu

2020 Opportunities

Top Locations:

  • Boston
  • New York City
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Chicago
  • Los Angeles
  • San Francisco
  • Miami

Opportunites by Cluster:

  • Business, Consulting, Finance
    260 Opportunities
  • Communication, Arts, Media 
    97 Opportunities
  • Education, Nonprofit, Social Service
    124 Opportunities
  • Government, Law, Public Policy
    81 Opportunities
  • Healthcare and Nursing
    46 Opportunities
  • Science, Technology, Engineering
    75 Opportunities

Featured Hosts:

  • ABC—The View
  • ESPN
  • Angell Animal Medical Center 
  • Bonhams Fine Art Auctioneers
  • Children's National Hospital
  • Pine Street Inn
  • EF Education
  • Harvard Kennedy School
  • Cigna
  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • AIG
  • Digitas
  • WarnerMedia
  • CNN
  • The Broadway National Tour of Waitress
  • NBC Universal—The Today Show
  • Tennis Channel
  • Ecotarium Museum of Science and Nature
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Deloitte
  • New York Unified Courts
  • United Nations 
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • GrubHub
  • Nestle
  • Save the Children


Total shadowing opportunities


Unique alumni hosts

Participating in the Job Shadow Program was an amazing experience and opportunity. Our host went above and beyond to ensure that we had a great day. We had the opportunity to meet executives in various departments and I am so grateful and thankful for this opportunity.
2018 Job Shadow Student Participant

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