• Job/Internship/Job Shadowing Help

  • Job Shadowing

    Job shadowing is a great way to better understand whether or not a career field may be right for you. As part of a student's Ranger Connect credit, juniors will be required to complete a job shadowing experience. Follow these steps to ensure a successful experience:

    1. Consider who you know. Brainstorm a list of family members and/or friends' parents who you may want to shadow.
    2. Make a polite professional request via email or phone call. When requesting an opportunity to job shadow, be flexible with your dates and times. Shadowing can be anything from 1 hour to a full day.
    3. Prepare a list of questions. 
    4. Dress appropriately. It's always better to dress up too much than to be too casual. 
    5. Double check your directions and how to enter the building.
    6. Be on time, which means arrive 10 minutes early.
    7. Be polite, professional, inquisitive, and grateful. Even if you realize their work doesn't interest you, be engaged. They have taken the time to share their knowledge with you. 
    8. Follow up with a thank you note via email or mail. 

    If you need help with a placement, you can contact area Chamber of Commerces for leads.

    MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce: 763-783-3553

    White Bear Area Chamber of Commerce: 651-429-8593

    Forest Lake Area Chamber of Commerce: 651-464-3200