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 sophomore year students with the opportunity to observe alumni and employer 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 goal
  • build a pipeline of talent early for employers and students
  • build students’ networking skills
  • strengthen relationship between alumni and students


For the 2015-2016 school year, shadow days will take place througout the school year on a mutally agreed upon date.  Students view an orientation webinar, complete an application process and are matched with professionals based on their interest.


Shadow a Hawk for Hosts (Alumni & Employer Professionals)

If you are interested in participating in this program and would like to host a student to shadow you for the day, please complete the form at the link below. The coordinator will then follow up with next steps in the process.  If you would like additional information please contact Amanda Muzi, Internship Specialist, at

Shadow a Hawk - Host Interest Form

Shadow a Hawk - Host Suggestions and Sample Schedule


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 sophomore year students must view a mandatory Shadow a Hawk Overview via webinar (link below), after completing the webinar an email will be sent to complete an application.  Students that are accepted into the program must also attend an orientation before being matched with a host.

Shadow a Hawk - Student Tips

Shadow a Hawk - Sample Questions