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Job Shadow Day: Virtual Host

Job Shadow Day 2019

Pepperdine students with their Job Shadow Day host.

Take a Wave to work, virtually!

Registration for the 2020-2021 Job Shadow Day program is now open.


Introduce current Pepperdine students to your industry by hosting them in your workplace for a day or half-day shadowing experience on Job Shadow Day!

The Pepperdine Job Shadow Day program connects current undergraduate students with employers, alumni, parents, and community partners for a one-day or half-day job shadowing experience. Students are matched with host professionals in the Greater Los Angeles area to provide them with exposure to a wide variety of career fields and industries. Serving as a Job Shadow Day host is a great opportunity to mentor Pepperdine students and spread branding and awareness of your company/organization and available positions through direct access and hands-on learning.

Important Update: To prioritize the health and safety of our community and commitment to the student experience, Job Shadow Day is now a virtual experience! Connect with a current student over a video conference or phone conversation to support their professional development, provide insight on your career experiences, and offer insight into your industry.

Upcoming Job Shadow Days

The job shadow experience can be scheduled during any one of the four Job Shadow Days.

Fall Job Shadow Days

Tuesday, October 27 - Friday, October 30, 2020

Sign Up Here

Spring Job Shadow Days

Spring dates will be announced later this Fall

The Job Shadow Experience

The format and schedule will vary between companies but a virtual session may include:

  • An informational interview with host and/or other employees such as recent hires and alumni
  • Insight into the host's daily responsibilities and activities
  • Information about the company's hiring process
  • Internship/job tips
  • A virtual tour of the company, if possible
  • Attendance at team meetings and/or organizational events
  • Exposure to career/internship opportunities within the organization

If you are interested in connecting with a student as a Job Shadow Day host, please fill out the short form below. Based on your responses, we will work to match you with a student. Although a match is not guaranteed, we look forward to matching as many students with members of the Pepperdine community as possible. Volunteer today to share your professional expertise with students and become an essential part of their Pepperdine experience!