• Job Shadowing is a short-term (usually a half day) educational experience that introduces an individual student to a particular job or career by pairing the student with an employee of a business, industry, or agency. By following or "shadowing" the employee, the student becomes familiar with the duties associated with that occupation, the physical setting of the occupation, and the compatibility of the occupation with his or her own career goals.


    Shadowing develops an awareness of the educational and technical skills required for entry and advancement in a specific occupation. The student becomes familiar with the work-site environment and the job-related characteristics of the specific job or career. Shadowing provides students the opportunity to discuss areas of interest or concern with the employee in the "real world" occupation they are shadowing. By providing a relevant experience outside the classroom, employers are able to contribute to the education of youth and help prepare students for future career opportunities.

    Junior Job Shadowing usually occurs in November and MarchCompleted applications are due to Ms. Smith, located in Student Services building, or may be given to the teacher for those enrolled in English III Honors or AP.  Late applications will not be accepted, so be sure to adhere to the due date on the application each year.  


    Virtual Job Shadowing sites (watch video clips and explore careers):

    • Career Snapshots - an online video resource for career exploration where professionals share insight into their careers
    • NCCareers.org - Click on Explore Occupations and enter an occupation to watch a video from an industry professional, obtain information on the job description, salary range, required education or training, working conditions and projected job growth.  From the Tools.NCCareers.org site, you can obtain even more career information and career development information!
    • CareerOneStop - (also see link on this site for available Spanish option) sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, this site houses a vast amount of data on all careers. The Career One Stop video library link showcases additional career videos and provides links to additional career information and resources (EducationalPlanner.org).
    • JobShadow.com - read real interviews from people as they talk about the jobs they do and the careers they have.  By clicking on the link to List of Interviews, you can see a complete list of over 400 professional interviews.
    • Naviance - Log into your student Naviance account and visit the RoadTrip Nation link within the Careers section for a selection of vraious career spotlight videos.
    • MyNextMove.org - Search careers using keywords, then watch career videos of professionals, obtain info about the knowledge, skills and abilities required, education or training required, technology used, job outlook and even a personality match-up!  This is the sister site to O*Net Online, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, which also contains vast employment opportunity data.





    Amazon Future Engineer Virtual Tour of a Fulfillment Center

    On-Demand Webinar: - Register here to watch the tour whenever works for you. After completing registration questions, you’ll be taken to a recording that you can pause, start, and stop as you view.  Students meet three Amazon Robotics employees. One from Hardware, Software, and Solutions. Hardware is the physical parts of a computer or device (stuff you can touch) and software is a collection of instructions and data that tell the computer how to work (the code!). Students learn how hardware and software must work together to make the best Amazon Robotics Solution possible.  Watch the included video here.

    Amazon Future Engineer Virtual Field Trip of Fulfillment Center


    Explore the World of Agriculture


    Explore the World of Nursing


    Explore the World of the Trades 


    Explore the World of IT and Cybersecurity 


    Explore the World of Social Media Marketing


    Explore the World of Practicing Law


    Explore the World of the Film Industry


    Explore the World of Video Game Development


    Explore the World of Law Enforcement


    Explore the World of Real Estate



    Careers in Dentistry Virtual Shadowing Experience - FREE

    We have partnered with NC AHEC and the UNC Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry to bring your Health Science students a very unique experience this school year!
    The program has two components for students to fully grasp the array of healthcare professionals within a dental office.
    Part I: Careers in Dentistry 101 is a two-part online learning module FREE for students, but does require registration through the NC AHEC website. Please click on the "Register" button to register for FREE access to both modules.
    Part II: UNC Adams School of Dentistry Virtual Shadow Live Event November 12, 2021, from 12:00-2pm (Log in early, program begins at 12:30) Students will have the opportunity to interact with UNC Adams School of Dentistry staff, registration is free but required for both students and teachers.  Please click on the "Register" button to register for FREE access to this LIVE experience.