The Job Shadowing and Yale Career Trek Program is designed for career exploration and provides an unparalleled opportunity to learn more about professional opportunities in a given career field. Through a "day-in-the-life" or job shadowing experience, the program provides practical understanding of daily life in a given industry, career path, or profession.
What have Job Shadowing and Yale Career Treks helped students accomplish?
The primary intent of these experiences are for students to learn more about their career interests in the settings in which they might be working after graduation. Students are not required or expected to have prior work experience or specific job skills to participate. Past participants have engaged in activities such as:
Employer site visits typically last between 4-7 hours, depending on the organization.
Each itinerary will vary, but some common activities include:
OCS partners with companies and organizations throughout the United States, predominately in large cities and their surrounding areas. For a list of upcoming Job Shadowing and Yale Career Trek opportunities, visit Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity in late January/early February. Use the Advanced Job Search feature and then 'Show Me' Yale Treks.
Firms participating this year include: Axiom Learning, Bloomberg, Huron Life Sciences, Jane Street, Refinery 29, Scarsdale High School, The Boston Globe...see Yale Career Link for the full list.
Students will need to submit a resume and cover letter through Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity. Go to Jobs/Advanced Search/Show Me/Yale Treks. Applications will be accepted through February 24.
The Yale Career Trek Program will take place during spring recess, March 13-24, 2017.
The program is open to all undergraduates, as well as students from the Yale Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.
Students are responsible for all traveling expenses associated with this program.
Students are required to wear business casual attire, unless otherwise stated by the employer.
Students will be required to complete a survey through the Office of Career Strategy following their trek.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions.