Job Shadowing

Our Job Shadowing series is designed to connect GW military-affiliated students to employers. You will be able to shadow employers to find out more about the organization!

You will be able to attend group tours or spend time with a specific employer mentor to accomplish these goals:

  • Allow a student to have the opportunity to observe a work environment they may have a career interest in.
  • Gain a better understanding of the type of jobs available within a specific work environment and the best ways to launch a career within that industry
  • Network with interested employers and learn about issues that vary from job expectations to accommodations.
  • Develop a mentoring relationship with an employer, where appropriate.

You must complete a form to apply to participate in the program and Center for Career Services staff will manage the outreach to develop a list of participating employer organizations. Your career interests will be matched with employers who align to those interests, as appropriate.

It is anticipated that you will spend a minimum of two hours on site and receive an orientation and tour and have the opportunity to meet with leaders and staff to better understand the mission and vision of the organization.

Yes, no matter your status at GW, this program can help you figure out future career success strategies and will certainly help you understand how to conduct a better job search.

This program is purely voluntary but does provide a chance for you to "test out" a work environment. We take into consideration student schedules and academic priorities like midterms and finals, so we try to plan events within Washington, D.C. during morning hours.

Research the host organizations (as more participation info becomes available) to determine which you would be interested in visiting (you may apply for more than one). Determine which of their departments or work areas align with your areas of interests and/or studies, and then:

  1. Complete Student Background Information.
  2. Complete Essay: “How will your participation in the GW Military Job Shadow Day contribute to your professional or career development?”
  3. Upload resume and unofficial transcript in Handshake.