Welcome to the new Job Shadow Program at UTM

Extern Job Shadow Program

What is the Job Shadow Program?

UTM’s redesigned Job Shadow Program is an opportunity that will enable students to test drive a career by visiting a professional (job shadow host) in their workplace. Job shadowing will help students gain insight into an industry or career, better understand how classroom learning can be applied to work outside of academia and learn more about the skills and educational requirements needed to follow their career interests.

In order to participate, you must complete UTM’s Career Exploration 101 online module and the in-person UTM Career Exploration Part 2. Students from all campuses are welcome to participate. Once you have done the preparation, you’ll receive an email with instructions for participating in the job shadow program.

Job shadow placements are primarily provided by GTA-West employers and community members and the duration of the placement is customized to best accommodate both student and host needs. The duration can be anywhere from 1/2 a day, a full day, or longer.

There will be two placement periods in the 2019-20 academic year:

  • Tuesday October 15 - Friday October 25, 2019
  • Thursday April 30, 2020 - Friday May 15, 2020

Information for students 

Information for hosts