Job Shadow Week

U of A Job Shadow Week matches students, postdoctoral fellows and alumni with community-based professionals for a 1-4 day workplace visit during Reading Week. 

Job shadowing is an excellent way to explore career options in a short period of time where you can accompany, observe, and interview professionals in their workplaces. Job Shadow Week participants will:

  • make connections,
  • learn about the day-to-day realities of a career, and
  • gain valuable advice and insight.

Upcoming Job Shadow Weeks

  • November 13 - 17, 2017
  • February 20 - 23, 2018


Undergraduate and graduate students (including students from Faculty of Extension), postdoctoral fellows, and alumni are all encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Applications for November's U of A Job Shadow Week open in October 2017. Sign up here to be notified when registration opens.


Being a job shadow host can be a rewarding experience as it allows you to:

  • develop your personal leadership skills,
  • gain supervisory experience, and self-confidence, and
  • provide new professionals with the support you had (or wish you had) when you first started working.

Individuals working in Edmonton, St. Albert, Spruce Grove, Sherwood Park, Leduc and Camrose are encouraged to sign up as a host.

Register to be a host

U of A Job Shadow Week