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Career Resource Center

Sophomore Shadow Program

Program Details:
The Sophomore Shadow Program is a career exploration opportunity where students in their second year gain exposure to a specific position, company, or industry by observing a professional in their field. This is a one-day, unpaid experience that provides the following benefits:

-Understand the majors associated with certain careers
-Determine interest in a certain field and/or work environment
-Develop networking and professional skills
-Receive advice from a professional who was once in your shoes

Please note that participation in this program is dependent on the quality of your application as well as host site participation. For best consideration, we strongly encourage attending an information session.

Important Dates: Please check back for 2019 program information and deadlines


Application materials required (Incomplete or late applications will not be considered):

-Completed online application
-Copy of your unofficial transcript; available at my.newpaltz.edu
-Resume outlining previous work, volunteer, internship, summer job, and leadership experience

*Have your resume reviewed at the CRC during drop-in hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1:30-4:30 p.m. or Friday 10 a.m. to noon.

Program Eligibility:

- All sophomore students 30-59 credits including the Fall 2018 semester (verified by transcripts)
- Ability to participate in orientation in mid-November
- Ability to commit to your agreed upon date in January 2019
- Motivated to learn outside of the classroom, to explore career options, and to build relationships