Take Flight Job Shadowing Program

Take Flight Information for Employers

Take Flight is designed to assist students in their career exploration and development by matching them with hosts working in a career field of interest. Students who participate in Take Flight will be able to:

  • Determine how this experience fits in with their career development plan.
  • Clarify their career goals and assess if this is a career that they wish to pursue.
  • Develop a better understanding of all aspects involved in a job. Students can observe not only job characteristics and responsibilities but also what each profession requires on a day-to-day basis.

Take Flight Host Role

  • Provide students with a safe learning environment focusing on career exploration
  • Learn more about potential candidates
  • Provide information about the organization
  • Prepare a schedule of activities for the student(s)
  • Complete an online survey after the job shadow

Suggested Job Shadow Activities

  • Tour of the workplace
  • Observe day-to-day activities
  • Staff meetings
  • Client interactions/meetings
  • Small hands-on projects
  • Meet with other members of the department
  • View important reports and/or data
  • Review organization vision and mission statement
  • Allow time for students to conduct an informational interview(s)
  • Debrief at the end of each day

If you’re interested in hosting a student for a shadowing experience, please contact Maci Meriwether at Maci.Meriwether@unt.edu.