Winter Break Shadowing Program January 2021

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.


Entering its eighth year, The Winter Break Job Shadowing Program matches Pitzer undergraduates with alumni and family hosts who can give students this valuable professional experience.  For January 2021, our program has gone virtual! Now 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 2021.  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 Friday, November 13 by 11:55 p.m. PST.

How to Apply: 

If you are interested in shadowing alumni and parents during Winter Break to gain valuable insight into potential career paths, you should consider applying (submitting a one-page resume) for a shadowing opportunity. All positions are posted through the Career Services Management (CSM) platform Handshake. Please log in to Handshake and follow the instructions on the Winter Break Shadowing document. Students can apply for up to (4) opportunities.  Do not apply through Handshake.  Only apply through Formstack link.included in the shadowing descriptions

Timeline Events
Monday, October 26 @ 9 a.m. Opportunities are viewable on Handshake
Friday, November 13 @ 11:55 p.m. Student Winter Break Shadowing application deadline
Friday, November 20 by 5 p.m. Students are notified of their Winter Break Job Shadowing match
Thursday, December 7, Time to be announced Orientation meeting (mandatory for participants)
Monday, January 4 – Friday, January 15 Winter Break Shadowing occurs

More Information:

Contact Teresa Roberts, Associate Director, Career Services