Career shadowing is a school/community experience that allows students to observe people in the community in a specific career. It is a school-sponsored career exploration activity that students can pursue while at Mitchell High School. During a career shadow students observe an adult for a short period of time to learn about the business, industry or profession.
Career shadowing provides an opportunity for partnerships between schools and businesses which will result in:
an opportunity for students to experience "real life" work in a career field
motivating students to expand and meet their educational career goals
well prepared and motivated future employees
an opportunity for students to see a relationship between their educational experience and career choice
Career Shadowing experiences at Mitchell High School are available through the CTE facilitator, Denise Murphy. The application for a career shadowing experience is included below. If you have questions contact Denise at 766-3452 or email@example.com
Student responsibilities for Career Shadowing include:
Be responsible for completing all activities and required paperwork.
Be responsible for making up any class work missed during your absence.
Call the shadowing site, introduce yourself, and get any details concerning time and name of your careermentor.
Wear attire appropriate for the occupation you are shadowing.
Arrive on time and conduct yourself in a mature, responsible manner. (Remember that you arerepresenting your school and classmates.)
Make arrangements for your transportation to and from the shadowing site and be responsible for your own lunch.
Send a “Thank You Note" E-mail to your career mentor