Job Shadow Guide

Resources

Congratulations on completing your job shadow! The following are resources to help you think about what kind of job would be a good fit for you, particularly if you are interested in atmospheric science. For more ideas and resources, talk to the person coordinating your job shadow, your guidance counselor or someone in your school’s career center.

NCAR/UCAR Career Resources

Air Planet People

Introduces the work of NCAR/UCAR and the field of atmospheric science.

Careers in Atmospheric Sciences

Describes job opportunities and career options in the atmospheric sciences.

RELÁMPAGO international field campaign

In this project, students helped investigate different phases of the life cycle of thunderstorms in Argentina.

WE-CAN field campaign

In this project, students investigated how chemistry in western wildfire smoke affects air quality, nutrient cycles, weather and climate.

Pre-College Internship Program

A summer internship program at NCAR in which high school students work on real-world research tasks and participate in workshops designed to teach them how to write scientific abstracts.

Undergraduate Leadership Workshop

Provides college students with multiday immersive experiences at NCAR in Boulder, Colorado, to explore atmospheric science careers and build leadership skills.

Other Career Resources

My Next Move

An interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options.

CareerOneStop

Provides job seekers, businesses, students and career advisers with a variety of free online tools, information and resources.

College Navigator

Helps students, families, high school counselors and others obtain information from nearly 7,000 postsecondary programs and institutions in the U.S.

Professional Portfolios

Describes the important role portfolios can play in job interviews and how to create one. Many portfolio-building tools and samples are available online.


Student Voices

“After my job shadow, I have a lot of respect for what it takes to run a business.”