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Job Shadow

Job shadowing allows students to see firsthand the skills needed to succeed in the workplace. JA’s job shadow program for high school students involves two teacher-led pre-visits, a day at the job site and a post-visit. Here’s how it works:
Session One:
Working in groups, students conduct mock interviews. They are introduced to the 16 Success Skills and the Job Shadow experience.
Session Two:
Individually, students prepare a resume and complete the paperwork necessary for the upcoming job shadow site visit.
Job Shadow Day:
Students spend a day on job, learning about different careers and opportunities.
Session Three:
Students use the work-readiness skill, "Reflect and Evaluate," to complete a personal action plan.
AT&T Job Shadow Day
Among JA’s most successful job shadowing partners is AT&T. Since 2008, JA has partnered with AT&T for the AT&T/JA Worldwide Job Shadow Initiative, a $5.5 million initiative to reach 100,000 high school students over five years. The program is coordinated by JA and the AT&T Pioneers, AT&T’s volunteer network.
Job Shadow programs are a terrific opportunity for companies like AT&T to make a real impact on Sacramento's future. By showing students the different types of careers that are possible and inspiring them to think about their own futures and stay in school, we can help address the drop-out crisis and strengthen our community.
Interested in bringing the Job Shadow program to your company? Contact our program manager at or (916) 480-2770, ext. 13.