Shadow a Hawk

The Career Development Center at Saint Joseph’s University organizes the University job shadow program, Shadow a Hawk.  This program will provide students with the opportunity to observe alumni professionals for the day to experience their work environment, company culture, actual workplace tasks and skills in order to gain further understanding about a potential career. 

The goals of the Shadow a Hawk program are to:

  • provide students with experiential learning
  • encourage discernment of students’ professional goals
  • build a pipeline of talent early for employers and students
  • build students’ networking skills
  • strengthen relationship between alumni and students

For the Spring 2016 school year, shadow days will take place during the month of March.  Students and Alumni will connect through SJU Connects starting in late February.

Shadow a Hawk for Students

The value of a shadow experience can provide insight into a future career path and how it reflects your talents and interests, show the various attributes in choosing a career path, and allow you to gain further understanding of your personal and professional goals.

Interested students must view a mandatory Shadow a Hawk webinar for an overview of the process and expectations.  Students then connect with an alumni they feel would provide them insight into a career of interest through SJU Connects and schedule a career conversation to discuss a date for the shadow to take place. The Career Development Center is here to assist students and alumni through the process.

Shadow a Hawk Spring 2016 - Mandatory Overview

Shadow a Hawk - Student Tips

Shadow a Hawk - Sample Questions

Shadow a Hawk for Hosts (Employer & Alumni Professionals)

If you are interested in participating in this program and would like to host a student to shadow you for the day, please contact Amanda Muzi, Internship Specialist, at

Shadow a Hawk - Host Suggestions and Sample Schedule