Job Shadow Day

Miami Job Shadow Day

What is a Job Shadow Day and How Does It Work?

Explore the world of work through a one day, on-site experience with a Career Center endorsed employer. The schedule of your shadow experience will vary depending on the company you visit. Common activities include office tours, observing work activities and meetings, networking sessions, meeting employees, informational interviews and direct hands-on experience. Once announced, you are encouraged to explore the participating employers online to get a full understanding of their operations. Once accepted to the program, our staff will uniquely hand-match you with an employer and a Job Shadow Day contact.

Job Shadow Days are hosted in various locations several times per year. Check this site regularly to be informed of open applications and dates. In the meantime, view recaps of our events below.

If you have questions about the application process, the employers or other topics, please contact Hannah Harshman at hannah.harshman@MiamiOH.edu.

Past Events

First Year Students in Ohio & Gradu8 Program: January 2020

Participating Employers

Cincinnati
  • 84.51
  • Ahalogy
  • Cengage
  • Cincinnati Arts Association
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital - Speech Pathology
  • Cincinnati Museum Center
  • CTI - Clinical Training & Consulting
  • E&Y
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Four Paws Animal Hospital
  • GE Aviation
  • Graydon Law
  • Hamilton County Job & Family Services
  • Lakewood Catholic Academy
  • Landor
  • Loveland School District
  • Mercy Health
  • Paycor
  • PwC
  • Standard Textile
  • tilr
  • United Dairy Farmers
Cleveland
  • Bellevue Hospital
  • BNY Mellon
  • Falls Comminications
  • Hudec Dental
  • Lifetime Financial Growth
  • MetroHealth
  • Oswald Companies
  • Parker Hannifin
  • Progessive Insurance
  • Quicken Loans
Columbus
  • Calculated Hire
  • Cardinal Health
  • COSI
  • DesignGroup
  • PriorAuthNow
  • Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio
Dayton
  • ChangeUp
  • LineMark Communications
  • PC Krause & Associates
  • Precision Strip

All Students: August 15, 2019

Participating Employers

Cincinnati
  • The David J. Joseph Company
  • Mercy Health
  • Helium SEO
  • Kroger
  • HYUR Staffing
  • Cengage
Chicago
  • Crowe
  • Coyote Logistics
  • Genesis Technologies
  • PerkSpot

Inside Scoop: Virtual Informational Interview Program — June 2020

graphic for Informational Interview ProgramStudents spoke with an employer or Miami alumni for an hour in the month of June to learn about their career path and current position! 

An informational interview is a conversation with a professional where students ask the questions to obtain information about their career path and learn about what career paths at their organization may look like.

  • CDW
  • Google
  • Ohio Department of Agriculture
  • IBM
  • Cartology
  • 80 Acres Farms
  • Skylight Financial
  • Illumnio
  • Standard Textile
  • Keller Williams Realty
  • Quicken Loans

Inside Scoop: Virtual Informational Interview Program — August 2020

Up to 85% of jobs are found through networking! Sign up on July 27 – 29 to virtually chat with an employer or Miami alumni for an hour in August to learn about their career path and current position, and to start expanding your network!

Questions About The Inside Scoop For more information about this event, please reach out to me at Hannah.Harshman@MiamiOH.edu or 513-529-3846.

Accomodations for The Inside Scoop To request accommodations (i.e., sign language interpreters, captioning, materials in alternative format, etc.), please contact the Miller Center for Student Disability Services at (513) 529-1541, 7-1-1 (TTY-TDD), at least 2 business days prior to the event to ensure the smooth delivery of services.

Participating employers:

  • Cincinnati Financial
  • Associates of Pediatric Therapy
  • Crescent Digital
  • Google
  • Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
  • Skylight Financial Group
  • Cartology
  • Coyote Logistics
  • ilumnio
  • CDW
  • 80 Acres Farms
  • Swank Motion Pictures
  • Standard Textile
  • Medpace
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Textron

Details

Participation Steps

Step 1: Submit online application form.
(Anxiously await your acceptance email...)

Step 2: Once accepted, you will receive your employer match. Confirm attendance within 72 hours of receipt.

Step 3: Complete online training in Canvas and upload your resume.

Step 4: Receive a personalized introduction to your Job Shadow Contact at your matched employer.

Step 5: Attend your Job Shadow Day!

Step 6: Submit the Job Shadow Reflection Survey.

Step 7: Meet with your Career Advisor upon returning to campus via priority scheduling. Update your resume with your new career experience!

Commitment & Transportation

Only apply to the Job Shadow Day if you are 100% certain you will be available on the dates listed and are able to secure transportation to and from your assigned job shadow site.

Day-of Tips

  • Confirm all of your Job Shadow Day details (arrival time, location, parking, lunch plans, etc.) with your employer contact.
  • Bring printed copies of your resume and questions to ask your employer contact. 
  • Dress professionally (unless your employer contact has told you otherwise).

After Your Experience

  • Complete the Job Shadow Day Survey (sent to your email after completion of the event). This survey can also be found on the Job Shadow Day Canvas site.
  • Send a follow-up email to your Job Shadow Day employer contact thanking them for their time and expertise. Be sure to mention the most impactful aspects of your visit.
  • Meet with your Career Advisor shortly after completion to determine next steps in your career journey!

Resume Examples

Relevant Experience

Mercy Health, Cincinnati, OH                           August 2019

Job Shadow

  • Attended a one-day job shadow at a Mercy Health hospital
  • Met with the executive leadership and learned about hospital operations
  • Toured departments and meet with select physicians to discuss their typical day
  • Explored the career paths available in Pre-Med, Nursing, and Physical Therapy

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE 

Job Shadow Day                                          August 2019

Coyote Logistics, Chicago, IL

  • Participated in a one-day job shadow at Coyote Logistics
  • Toured the facilities and experienced the unique work environment
  • Met employees working in Technology, Sales, Marketing, and Customer Operations
  • Networked with leaders during lunch and learned about the mission of the organization 

Job Shadow Experience

Cengage, Cincinnati, Ohio                               August 2019
Ernst & Young, Columbus, Ohio                       January 2020
Cincinnati Arts Association, Cincinnati, Ohio     January 2020


Meet with your Career Advisor or attend resume drop-in hours for help or more information.