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Gateway Advising and Major Exploration Center

Dockery 203
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4721


Job Shadow

Contact UCM Office of Career Services to schedule a Job Shadow Appointment

J ourney from college to career for a day 

O bserve professionals in action 

B uild career interest

S pend time with an expert and experience the profession first hand

H ave an opportunity to ask the questions you want answers to

A cquire knowledge about the positions you can’t read about online

D evelop a better understanding of typical functions and responsibilities

O btain information necessary to make a career decision   

W itness a typical day-in-the-life and see if you can picture yourself in it


Job shadowing provides you with an opportunity to get a feel for a particular work environment and to conduct an informational interview. A job shadow is typically a one day experience that:

Below are questions to consider as you meet with employers in your field of interest.  Finding out answers to these questions will help you gain valuable insight into your chosen career field.