Winter Break Shadowing Program January 2024

Winter Break Shadowing Opportunities 2024 – By Industry

Career exploration during the undergraduate years is critically important for Pitzer students. The opportunity to get an “inside look” at different professions or have an immersive experience in a potential career path can be a significant driver of student success in designing and executing a post-Pitzer career plan.


The Winter Break Job Shadowing Program matches Pitzer undergraduates with alumni and family hosts who can give students this valuable professional experience. For January 2024, our program is staying virtual! Our job-shadowing partners can host a student virtually for as little as 2 hours to a full day anytime during the first two weeks of January 2024.  By shadowing their hosts, students will obtain in-depth information about what it takes to be successful in a specific profession and what roles interest them in a specific organization  The student application deadline is Monday, November 13 by 11:59 p.m. PST.


All current students and students graduating in Winter 2023 are able to participate in the Winter Break Shadowing Program. 

How to Apply: 

All Winter Break Shadowing Opportunities are posted through the Career Services Management (CSM) platform Handshake. Please log in to Handshake to view and read about each opportunity. Do not apply through Handshake! Submit your top (4) opportunities through the Formstack link located in the shadowing descriptions. You will also be required to submit a one-page resume for the Winter Break Shadowing Program. 

Timeline Events
Wednesday, November 1 Opportunities are viewable on Handshake
Monday, November 13 @ 11:59 p.m. (PST) Student Winter Break Shadowing application deadline
Week of November 20 Students are notified of their Winter Break Job Shadowing match
Friday, December 1 Orientation meeting (mandatory for participants) 
Monday, December 4 Orientation meeting (mandatory for participants) 
Tuesday, January 2 – Friday, January 13 Winter Break Shadowing occurs

More Information:

Contact the Career Services Office at [email protected] or Jill Hawthorne, Acting Assistant Director, Career Connections & Alumni Support at [email protected]