Workplace Learning Connection for Students

Job Shadows

We can connect you with an area business to help you gain an onsite overview about what a local career entails.

Job shadows typically range from 2-4 hours on one day.

Steps to a Job Shadow

  1. Fill out the application.
    1. Download and print the Job Shadow Application.
    2. Have your parent or guardian and your school representative sign the back of the form.
  2. Read and sign with your parent or guardian the Authorization for Participation Form.
  3. Scan and email the completed documents, or mail to:
    Northwest Iowa Community College
    Attn: Allie Mouw – Coordinator – Learning Intermediary Network
    603 West Park Street
    Sheldon, IA 51201
  4. Upon receipt, an email will be sent to you that confirms the document has been received.
  5. The Coordinator of High School Partnerships will arrange your job shadowing experience and notify you when to begin. 
  6. Upon notification of a schedule date:
    1. Call the Coordinator of High School Partnerships at 712-324-5061, extension 630 to confirm the business, date, and time
    2. Learn where the business is located.
    3. Wear clothing appropriate to the job.
    4. Prepare questions to ask.
    5. Research information on the business.
    6. Arrive 10-15 minutes early.
  7. Enjoy your job shadow!
    1. This is your opportunity to explore a field you may want to pursue.
  8. Evaluate your experience by completing an evaluation form. This form will be sent to you via email from the Coordinator of High School Partnerships.
  9. Send a Thank-You card to your host (the business/industry).
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