This past Tuesday was Groundhog Day—you know, that day when all meteorological expertise goes out the window, and we turn to a furry critter to help us discern whether we will have 6 more weeks of winter or an early Spring. (Spoiler Alert – most said early Spring!)
Hearing all this talk about groundhogs and shadows got me thinking about the shadowing that you can do as a Hofstra student (and no, they won’t scare you back into your burrow). Shadowing is a way to gain more knowledge about an industry of interest, figure out if you’ve picked the right major, connect with professionals, and learn about potential opportunities for internships or post-graduate jobs.
During the Spring Semester, the Career Center offers two opportunities for you to get some shadowing experience under your belt:
- · The Risk Management Association Rotational Shadowing Program gives juniors and seniors who are interested in entering the commercial banking industry the opportunity to see first-hand the day-to-day operations of such companies. Over the course of 6 Fridays during the Spring Semester, you’ll visit a variety of sites and explore many different facets of what it’s like to work in banking. You must be able to provide your own transportation. To see more information and register, search for “RMA Shadowing Program” in Handshake. Applications are due by 5pm on February 17th!
- The PRIDE Shadowing Program is a one-day job shadow that takes place during the week of Spring Break. First- and second-year students can register for the opportunity to learn about an industry of interest and career options within it, interact with professionals at their workplace, gain knowledge to determine if their major and/or career path is a good fit, and explore possibilities for an internship in the future! You must be available during the week of Spring Break (March 28th-April 1st) and be able to provide your own transportation. To see more information and register, search for “PRIDE Shadowing” in Handshake. Applications are due on February 29th!
If you have any questions about either of these programs, or want to learn how you can connect with other opportunities, let us know!