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Job Shadowing

Take Flight is a 1-5 day job shadowing program that provides students with the opportunity to visit companies and organizations to explore careers, network with professionals and learn about career options related to their major. The program will help clarify career goals, confirm career decisions and help you to understand what you learn in the classroom leads to success in the workplace. Job shadows take place over Spring Break (March 10-14).

If you have any questions about the Take Flight program, please contact the UNT Career Center at (940) 565-2705 or Rachel Wilder Smith at (940) 565-2622.

Read more about the Take Flight Program. (pdf)

Read what a student had to say about their experience.


Job Shadow Activities

  • Facility tours
  • Informational interviews
  • Shadow and observe the host and other staff members in their daily work activities
  • Observance of client interactions
  • Staff meetings
  • Small projects

Who can participate in Take Flight?

All students who are currently enrolled at the University of North Texas are eligible to participate.

Key Points to Remember

  • The job shadow experience is an un-paid and non-credit experience.
  • Students are responsible for transportation, lodging, and meals (if not provided). There will be no reimbursement for travel expenses.
  • Students will be required to attend a Take Flight Orientation BEFORE their job shadow if they are selected to participate.
  • Once students accept a job shadow, they are committed. Students are required to complete the entire job shadow.

What To Do Next

1.Review the Employer list and decide which top three companies you would like to shadow over Spring Break (March 10-14, 2014). Remember that most of the shadow experiences are only one day. Some companies/organizations may offer multiple days (example: hotels). 

2.Register for the Spring Break Take Flight Job Shadow Program by viewing Event 1825 in the Eagle Network. 

3.Remember to register by the deadline of March 7, 2014

4.The registration process: Click on the Register Button on  Event #1825 for Spring Break. 

5.Be sure to upload your resume in the Eagle Network under My Profile/My Documents/My Resume. 

6.Fill out the Take Flight Student Application and upload it in the Eagle Network under My Profile/My Documents/Other Writing Samples. 

Companies Participating in Winter 2014 Take Flight Program 

Spring Break Take Flight

ABA of North Texas
March 10-14Jr/Sr; Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis, Counseling, Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Education, Special Education
All Medical PersonnelMarch 12All class levels; Business, Healthcare Management
American Diabetes Association 

March 11-13 

All class levels; Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain Majors
BioWorld Merchandising

March 10-14

Jr/Sr; Art, Business, Supply Chain Management
Dallas Morning News March 12Jr/Sr; Journalism
Dallas ZooMarch 12All class levels; All majors
Doubletree Hotel DallasMarch 11-14All class levels; general business, hospitality, sales & marketing, food & beverage
Farmers InsuranceMarch 12-14Jr/Sr; insurance, entrepreneurship, marketing
Elston Nationwide Carriers March 11-14All class levels; Supply Chain, Logistics
Kohl's Department StoresMarch 11-13So/Jr; Business Management, Sales and Marketing, Retail/Fashion, Textiles, Finance, Communication
Heart to Heart Hospice of Texas March 10-14All class levels; All majors
Bear Transportation Services                March 10-14                  

Logistics/Supply Chain, Marketing, Entrepreneurial

Denton County Adult Probation                March 10-11                  

Criminal Justice, Sociology, Social Work, Psychology

Denton County District Attorney               March 10-14                  

ALL MAJORS interested in becoming an attorney, Criminal Justice

Elston National CarriersMarch 10-14                  

Supply Chain, Sales, Marketing

Federal Emergency Management AgencyMarch 10                        

 Finance, Public Affairs, IT

GameStop, Inc                                       March 10-13                  Distribution, Logistics, Supply Chain
Labinal Power Systems March 10-14All class levels; Human Resources, Engineering (Manufacturing/Mechanical/Lean/Quality), Accounting, Management, Supply Chain
MarketWaveMarch 11-14Jr/Sr; Marketing, Public Relations, Business Management
PhysAssist Scribes                                  March 11               


UNT Facilities Design & Construction         March 11 & 13        

Interior Design, Engineering, Construction Management

Stream Realty Partners March 12

Sr; Accounting, Finance & Numerous other majors 

Tyler Technologies March 12-14

Jr/Sr; Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Science

Winstar World Casino Hotel March 10-14

All class levels; Hospitality, Accounting, Loss Prevention, Restaurant, Engineering/Maintenance

Fidelity InvestmentsMarch 13

All class levels; finance and accounting

Freese and Nichols, Inc.March 11

All Class Levels; Engineering, Mechanical Engineering (HVAC and/or Oil and Gas, natural gas pipeline design interest), Electrical Engineering (with an interest in power)