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Business in Action Job Shadow Program

Business in Action
Job Shadow Program

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Explore Career Paths and Industries 1:1 With An Employer

Business students in their first year to junior years can explore career paths and industries through one-on-one interactions with an employer through the Business in Action Job Shadow Program.
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Student Participation Information

You can apply to participate in this program throughout the academic year. After your application is received, we’ll be in touch with information about your matched employer and when you must complete your job shadow with them. We'll also send you some tips about how to get the most out of the experience. Following your day at the host employer, you'll complete a brief evaluation of the program and your host. You can participate in multiple job shadow experiences.

Summer 2024: Application Available May 15 - July 15
Fall 2024: Application Available September 1 - October 15

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Job Shadow Opportunities

Student Applications

The application includes the following components:


Your top job shadow employer choices from the above list


Your availability


A 250-word essay describing what you hope to gain by participating (This will help us match you for the best experience.)


Affirming your full participation with timely job shadow completion and evaluation

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Summer 2024: Application Available May 15 - July 15
Fall 2024: Application Available September 1 - October 15

Employer Participation Information

Employers submit a job shadow description in order to participate. The description will include:

  • Overview of the planned experience
  • Activities can include observation of daily work, informational interviews, meetings within the organization, coffee/lunch at the office or worksite, a tour of the organization, hands-on experience and meet-and-greets with current interns and/or college hires
  • Contact name, email and phone
  • Length of planned experience (minimum of 2 hours, maximum of 8 hours)
  • Preferred majors
  • Any site restrictions/policies: security, attire, photos allowed, parking, days or timing of experience
  • Maximum number of individual job shadow matches allowed

The Business Career Center will make the “match” and inform both the employer and student of next steps, including the deadline for the job shadow to occur. The employer and student will determine the date and time of the job shadow. Employers will receive contact information for all students who applied for the job shadow program, regardless of the match. Following the job shadow, employers will be asked to complete a brief evaluation of the job shadow program and their student participants. Employers will be allowed to offer multiple job shadow experiences but are not guaranteed that all experiences will be matched to students.

Submit Your Job Shadow Description
Submit by May 15 for Summer 2024 priority, but later entries will be considered.
Employer submissions for Fall 2024 begin August 1. Submit by September 1 for priority, but late applications will be considered.


Horst, Laura
Senior Career Coach of the Business Career Center
HLH 141
P.O. Box 880405
Lincoln, NE 68588-0405