March 31, 2018
Job Shadow Day 2018
On March 9, the PIC organized its 23rd annual Job Shadow Day for Boston public high school students. Job Shadow Day serves as a first look for both students and employers ahead of summer jobs. For employers who are considering hiring high school students, the day serves as a way to experience having students in the office. For the students, it is an opportunity to preview what it would be like to work at a company during the summer. In total, 456 students visited 44 employer across the city of Boston.
A survey of students revealed that Job Shadow Day was a positive experience that helped students explore their career ambitions. 96% of students reported feeling prepared for their job shadow experience. As one student said,
"I learned that in order to get a good career you don't have to be born here. You have to work for it; you have to study for it.
Students shadow in the pharmacy department at Tufts Medical Center (left) and at New England Sports Network (right).
For more photos from Job Shadow Day, check out our album on Facebook!