Cañada College STEM Job Shadowing 2023
We recently held a job shadow day at our Fremont office supporting Cañada College, located in Redwood City, CA. Six Cañada students spent the day shadowing our applications and technical staff. They had an amazing experience!
Here are some of the remarks from the students who participated:
“This was a great opportunity to see some of the work engineers do on a day-to-day basis. The electron microscope stood out to me the most, and the Sensofar tool.”
“The tour widened my perspective and introduced me to my field of study, materials science.”
“Everyone was super kind and welcoming. It gave me a better idea of a work environment and a new perspective on a possible career path.”
CAÑADA COLLEGE STEM STUDENT SHADOW PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Cañada College is a community college located in Redwood City, CA. The college provides a gateway to higher education for local students, many of whom are from low-income, minority backgrounds and are the first person in their families to attend college.
The STEM Center provides wrap-around support to enable students to transfer to four-year universities as STEM majors and succeed in STEM careers.
WHAT IS JOB SHADOWING?
Most Cañada students do not have family members who work in the STEM field. Job shadowing allows students to experience what working in their chosen field entails. Students are partnered one-on-one with a professional and have a chance to try out “a day in the life” of a STEM professional.
WHAT IS THE COMMITMENT?
Each participating JH Technologies/JH Analytical employee is asked to host students during a typical workday. Company volunteers get matched with students and introduce them to their roles and tasks within the company. Students will spend a day with this employee to experience their daily routine. In addition, we ask volunteers to spend lunchtime with their shadows – this will allow volunteers to share their educational and career experiences, providing valuable mentoring to students.
WHY SHOULD COMPANIES PARTICIPATE?
This is an excellent opportunity to give back to the community and help build the pipeline of potential future STEM professionals. Spending time with these talented and motivated students is also a rewarding experience for employees.
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