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Center for Career and Calling

Job Shadow Program

The Center for Career and Calling at Seattle Pacific University helps students discover their best skills and vocational calling and find resources to reach their goals. One way for students to engage in this discovery process is by participating in the Job Shadow program. A half-day job shadow experience is one step toward discerning your vocational direction. This experience gives current, undergraduate SPU students the opportunity to gather information about a particular industry, career, or organization, start to develop a network of professionals, and begin to “try-on” and explore particular interest areas.

Job Shadow Application:

To participate in the Job Shadow program the following steps must be followed:

1. First, complete the on-line Mentor Program application. This is available in the Banner Information System; under the Student menu look for the Mentor Program tab. Please make sure and select "Job Shadow" from the drop-down menu on the application under which mentor experience you want to participate in.

2. Once your application has been reviewed and approved, schedule a Mentor Program orientation and interview.

3. Submit a current copy of your résumé.

For more information about the Job Shadow program, please contact Mark Oppenlander at (206) 281-2942 or marko@spu.edu.

Sample "Shadow" Questions (PDF)



8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday  |  Walk-in hours: 3–5 p.m., Monday–Thursday and 11 a.m.–1 p.m. on Friday
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