Job Shadows

Q: "What is a job shadow?"

A: A job shadow is s a valuable tool to learn about a career/job you are interested in for your future. It is hard to know what it is like to be a teacher, an accountant, an architect, or a vet tech just from reading about it.

A job shadow is like a mini internship where you get are paired with a professional in your field of interest and you spend the day following them through their regular work schedule.

 

Choosing a career is very challenging. It is important that you take the time to explore many options and determine what is the best match for you!

Q:"Where can I do a Shadow?"

A: Students at Pembroke have complete job shadows in many diverse career fields. Some shadows that have been completed include; pharmacy, vet tech, teacher, architect, interior design, nursing, computer technology, transportation, athletic director, dentist, park ranger/police and accountant to name a few.

We have had excellent support from community businesses in coordinating shadow opportunities. Corfu Vet Clinic, Ben's Kitchen, Marchese Computer, Rite Pharmacy, SUNY Brockport, Batavia Daily, Oakfield, Alexander and Depew Schools, and Cannon Design are just a few of the local businesses that have hosted job shadows for Pembroke Students.

There are no limits on shadow possibilities! If there is something you are interested I'll find it if at all possible!

Q: "How do I set up a shadow?"

A: Stop in to see your counselorand let them know that you are interested in completing a shadow. It may take a little while to get everything set up so don't wait! Stop in and let us know ASAP!

Q:"What do I have to do?"

A: First you must stop down and tell me that you are interested. You will need to get your parents to sign a permission slip and complete a job shadow worksheet. You will need to get yourself to and from the job shadow work site and usually plan to bring your own lunch. You will need to dress appropriately and be professional throughout the shadow. Afterwards you will need to meet with Mr. Beahan to go over the experience and complete a brief evaluation.

Q: "How do I contact you?"

A: Just stop into the Counseling Center and speak to your counselor.


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