My name is Alex DeVito and I created ShadowMe™ to help high school students start college with a career interest in mind. I believe by shadowing a career, students can discover their passions and envision themselves and their futures.
What inspired you to create ShadowMe™ ?
Back in 8th grade I did a career discovery project. I chose stockbroker. When it came time to present in front of the class, I did not want to stop there. I wanted to actually experience a day in the life of a stockbroker. I decided to cold call many local companies and received no responses. Finally after a few weeks I heard back from a local financial advisor and shadowed him. The experience allowed me to put myself in his shoes and see his day to day activities. That shadowing experience made me realize what I wanted to do with my future.
Signing up for Shadowing grants students access to their own Career Advisor, whose job is to interview, analyze, and match students with career professionals for shadowing experiences.