The Way We Find Work Isn’t Working
You’ve done your homework. You’ve researched your potential career(s) online and offline.
You’ve read and read, you might have even talked to people in your field.
But you still can’t decide on your career path.
You have a vague understanding of what the actual day to day is like,
and you’re not totally sure if your personality actually matches up.
Don’t worry – You’re not alone.
The Reality of Work Today
25-50% of college freshman have no declared major
On average college students change their major 3 times.
Students are enrolling full-time in college without any practical experience or a career choice in mind.
Only 13% of the US workforce is passionate about their career.
The average person changes jobs 10 to 15 times during his or her career.
Assess whether the career they had in mind is right for them.
Venture off to college with a more focused career goal in mind.
Make informed decisions when choosing colleges & majors based on the career they want to pursue.
Students will learn how to shadow effectively, and how to ask the right questions to get the absolute most out of your time.
Start building relationships with potential employers, which will benefit them when they start to join the workforce.
Build confidence in themselves and learn life skills that will help them forever.
I recently had the opportunity to shadow a Pediatric Surgical Urologist, at Upstate Medical Hospital. The experience consisted of learning about different surgical techniques and observing numerous procedures that the surgeon completed throughout the day. Afterward, I was able to sit down with the physician and speak candidly about the medical school process, the average work schedule, and the different experiences he had gone through. Overall, I gained a better insight into the skill, knowledge, and technique that someone in the medical profession needs. This experience further solidified my interest in medicine, and I hope my experience will encourage others to become involved with job shadowing.
Not a Student?
Job shadowers tend to be the most driven, creative, highest producing workers, continuing their relationships well past their shadowing.
Who’s On ShadowMe
Signing up for ShadowMe grants students access to their own Career Advisor, whose job is to interview, analyze, and match students with career professionals for shadowing experiences.