The CEWiT Job Shadow Programs pairs undergraduate women with an IU staff member working in or with technology. This opportunity allows students to gain valuable career-related advice, insight on technology-related professions, and learn how their IU education—regardless of major—can best prepare them in their future careers. This unique experience offers:
- Networking skills
- An inside view on day-to-day job responsibilities
- An introduction to work culture
- Learning about professions
The Job Shadow program runs once per semester. Matched pairs meet 3-4 times per semester at their leisure. This year, the CEWiT Job Shadow will conclude with a networking breakfast to celebrate participants, share experiences in the program, and practice networking skills. Hear what previous Job Shadow students had to say about the program:
"I really liked that now I have a contact in a different field than what I thought I was interested in. I never really thought about security as a job option for me but after meeting [name redacted], it is really interesting and definitely something I am interested in."
I liked being able to see technology used in different ways than I thought. My mentor was an English major and was able to use her skill to do something productive in technology. Her job is very important to IU."
"Seeing someone working in IT in the real world helped me better prepare for when I'm in that position after I graduate. My staff member showed me how the "office job" world worked and how the degree you get doesn't always necessarily line up with the job that you get. I also got to network with her coworkers, and they also offered me good advice about trying out different jobs within the computer science field. I got to see how their jobs fit in to the whole operation of the IT department in the building they worked in. We even got to go down to the server room, which I thought was pretty cool. Overall, the experience opened my eyes to what my post-graduation plans could potentially look like and what career opportunities I could consider."
For more information on the CEWiT Job Shadow program, please contact Jennifer Turrentine at firstname.lastname@example.org.