Experience a Day in the Life

The Alumni Job Shadow Program is an opportunity to explore a field or job function of interest. Using Eagle Exchange, Boston College's online mentoring platform, the Career Center will match you with a Boston College alum who will host you for a one-day job shadow after the semester ends in May. Alumni hosts represent diverse industries, job functions, and locations. 

Over the course of one day, you will gain valuable insight into an industry of interest, make connections, and further discern how your skills, interests, and values translate to the workplace. If you are interested, fill out the button below to receive a reminder once registration opens in March 2020. 

Express Interest

For Alumni:
Are you an alumnus/a interested in hosting a student at your organization? Fill out the button below to recieve a reminder once registration opens in February 2020. 

Alumni Interest Form


May 13–20 2020

Class Years:
Rising Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors

All welcome

How To Register:
Registration opens for students in March 2020

Students and alumni who wish to participate in the program must first join Eagle Exchange.

What is a Job Shadow?

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. Job shadow activities vary by organization, but a typical 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

Program Timeline

February Alumni Registration Opens
March Student Registration Opens
April Alumni and Student Matching
May 13–20 Job Shadows Occur

Set Up Your Own Job Shadow

While the official alumni job shadow program occurs in May, you can arrange your own job shadow anytime with an alum using Eagle Exchange. 

Learn How to set up your own job shadow