Ever wonder what it’s like to be a nurse or forensic scientist?
Many Lakeland students think about what different careers would be like as they work toward earning their degrees.
In order to help students decide what careers they’d like to pursue, the Lakeland Career Services Center has developed a job shadow program so that they can experience “a day in the life of ” jobs that they might be considering. The program begins March 1.
Forty-three students have been matched to local employers so far. By the end of the project, 57 students will have had shadow opportunities with local employers.
“Employers want to find our great students, and students want to know what they’re getting into to see if they are in the right field,”said Nora Stickney, experiential education coordinator for Lakeland’s Career Services Center.
Several Lakeland full and part-time faculty will also have students shadow them, in such fields as accounting, sound engineering, information technology, geospatial technology, and criminal justice.
Participating employers include: Lake Health, Heartland of Mentor, Monreal Consulting Corporation, and Lakeland Community College.
The job shadow program at Lakeland is made possible thanks to a grant from the Fenn Educational Fund.