Give a student a day in their dream job!

SBS Shadows provides alumni with the opportunity to spend a day with a student and have an impact on their career development. Introduce a sophomore, junior, or senior to your profession through a one or two-day job-shadowing visit during winter break. No compensation, transportation or accommodations are involved.

Why a job shadowing program? The SBS Shadows Program allows a student to get an insider’s view of a career field by visiting a sponsor’s workplace. With your help, we hope that the shadow experience will provide students with

• Exposure to a field of interest, and to the work of the organization. • A basic understanding of the various pieces that make an organization work. • An opportunity to network with professionals that they may approach for guidance and advice in the future.

For program details, click How It Works on the left side of this text block.

Past alumni hosts have said:

“My colleagues loved it! We all felt energized and more on our game.”

“We reviewed a presentation for an event. Her opinion was solicited and she had great ideas. Looking at it with an outside eye was good for us!”

“She really seemed to enjoy it, and applied for our summer internship as a result.

We hope you’ll join us in helping UMass students build their understanding of the professional world and strengthen their career development experience!