Job Shadow Program

The Panther Job Shadowing Program matches students with employers to gain benefits and insight into their prospective career and job field. Employers provide the students an opportunity to shadow a professional from your company for one day. The company or employer sponsors a chance to guide students into a hands on professional experience in the field.

Employer Benefits:

  • Give students direct exposure to your organization
  • Opportunity to have first contact with talented and dedicated students
  • Increase brand and presence at UWM
  • Individual opportunity to identify talent
  • Develop your employees’ mentoring, coaching, and leadership skills

Program Dates:

  • Contact Olivia Cross at for more information

Selection Process:

  • Employers post a job shadow position on Handshake.
  • Students apply for position
  • Students are then ranked based on major, career interests and qualifications, and resume
  • Selected students complete a mandatory workshop prior to the selected shadow date

Employer Job Shadowing Schedules:

It is the responsibility of an employer partner to create the schedule of the shadow day.  Examples of what employers can do for the day:

  • Tours of the organization
  • Observing a particular job role
  • Attending engaging meetings
  • Participating in events
  • Lunch and networking events

If you have questions or an interest in participating, please contact Olivia Cross at