Job shadowing is where an individual has the opportunity to work alongside and gain experience of the role of another individual, and gain an insight into that particular role and industry. It can also be used to provide an individual within a department the opportunity to work alongside more experienced colleagues so they can learn and develop within their current role.
Job shadowing is a great opportunity for CSU students to gain valuable insight through real and relevant learning as they determine the career paths they will take after graduating. The goal is for students to come away with a better understanding of their field of interest as it relates to their current or future majors/minors and the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to be successful.
The job shadow pilot program duration and the number of hours are determined each Spring semester, and are coordinated with the student’s schedule. The students may shadow as many professionals depending on availability and relevancy to their interest. All students will be required to view one or two CSU board meetings to observe as part of their learning experience.
Program InformationCampus Process Guide to Hosting A Job Shadow Program
Five students from CSU Dominguez Hills and Cal State Fullerton shadowed professionals from Audit & Advisory Services, Business and Sponsored Programs and Human Resources. To date, 15 CSU students have participated in the past three years.
2022 Completion Ceremony Program
2022 Completion Ceremony Powerpoint
The 2021 spring program grew to seven students from both CSU Dominguez Hills and Cal State Fullerton. It also added the Business and Finance division along with Systemwide HR at the Chancellor’s Office.
2021 Completion Ceremony Program Brochure
2021 Completion Program Powerpoint
The program launched with a partnership between CSU Dominguez Hills, College of Business Administration & Public Policy, and the CSU Systemwide Human Resources Division.
A total of three students completed the first-ever job shadow program.