Participating in DePaul’s Job Shadow Program (JSP) as an employer is a unique opportunity to provide early engagement to undergraduate students. It is a great way to connect with potential talent for internships or full-time opportunities later on, while providing mentorship and a career exploration opportunity for students.
JSP is a day-long or half-day long experience at your place of work where students are given the opportunity to meet with a variety of staff members for 30-minute informational interviews throughout the day. You can host one student, or as many as you’d like. Students are matched up with employers based on preference.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you guarantee each student a match?
No. We do our best to place students at one of their listed preferences, however, there is no guarantee that they’ll receive one of those shadows.
Are the shadows all 9-5pm?
Most of the employers offer students a full, typical work day experience. However, some employers may offer a half day – it depends on each host site. Regardless of the number of hours you are there, we encourage students to make the most of your shadow experience by asking questions, following up with each person and staying in touch with contacts.
When is the best time to host a DePaul student as part of the Job Shadow Program?
Traditionally, we offer the Job Shadow program over the December Intersession or Spring Break, as students do not usually take classes over these time periods.
Apply for the Job Shadow Program
Interested in an informal shadow? To apply to host a DePaul student as part of the Job Shadow Program, please email email@example.com.