Part 3 of a Successful Job Shadow

Reflect and Learn

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Reflect and Learn

The third and final step in a job shadow is to reflect on it so you can apply what you learned to your own career development — and help improve the overall job shadow program. In this step, activities may include:

  • Completing a reflection or journal entry about your experience
  • Writing a thank-you note to your job shadow host
  • Filling out an evaluation of your job shadow experience
  • Completing other activities required by your job shadow coordinator
  • Adding reflections, documents, and photos and videos (if applicable) to a portfolio of your work you can present to future employers

Let’s get started!
Download and review the following note sheets. Submit them to the person coordinating your job shadow (who can help you complete them), if requested.

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Job Shadow Reflection
PDF | DOC

Host Thank-You Note Template
PDF | DOC

Job Shadow Evaluation
PDF | DOC


Student Voices

“I enjoyed almost everything about my job shadow. I was always listening and trying to remember all the information my host and the other employees were giving me.”