Total shadowing opportunities
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.
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.
- New York City
- Washington, D.C.
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco
Opportunites by Cluster:
- Business, Consulting, Finance
- Communication, Arts, Media
- Education, Nonprofit, Social Service
- Government, Law, Public Policy
- Healthcare and Nursing
- Science, Technology, Engineering
- ABC—The View
- Angell Animal Medical Center
- Bonhams Fine Art Auctioneers
- Children's National Hospital
- Pine Street Inn
- EF Education
- Harvard Kennedy School
- The Broadway National Tour of Waitress
- NBC Universal—The Today Show
- Tennis Channel
- Ecotarium Museum of Science and Nature
- Goldman Sachs
- New York Unified Courts
- United Nations
- U.S. Department of State
- U.S. Department of Justice
- Save the Children
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.”