We’re excited to announce that for the second year running, Microsoft is joining Boston’s local business community to participate in the Boston Private Industry Council’s 20th Annual Job Shadow Day for Boston Public Schools on February 6, 2015! Students are looking to experience a variety of different jobs, so we are looking for volunteers from other industries to host students for 3 to 4 hours that day.
Participating hosts will be shadowed by local high school students. Job shadowing helps students gain awareness of the variety of skills needed for certain jobs, identify possible career interests, understand the connection between school and work, interact with adults, and learn how to behave in a professional setting. Hosts will give a brief tour of the offices, talk about their position and role in the company, and give an overview of their career path. Being shadowed is also inspiring for hosts—it’s a reminder for why you do what you do. It’s seeing your job from a new perspective, and seeing how exciting it seems to a student who’s only just started thinking about his or her career.
Read our collection of student takeaways from last year’s Job Shadow Day at Microsoft New England here.
Sound like something you’d be interested in?
VOLUNTEER TODAY! For this all to work, we need hosts! If you are interested in hosting a student, please email Ashley Gousset firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP.