FIU Panther Shadows Program

The FIU Panther Shadows program is a one day opportunity for FIU students and alumni to connect with employers, community partners, and professional alumni to observe and learn about professional roles related to majors and industries of interest. Explore different career possibilities and see firsthand how classroom skills apply in the workplace. Meet and network with employers who are ready to hire FIU Panther students and alumni.

Students/Alumni (Participants)

Job Shadowing allows you to observe professionals in industry and careers of your interest in their typical work day. This program serves as a form of experiential learning, where you as a participant can see what it is like in the “day in the life” of a professional. This opportunity can also help you get your foot in the door for that competitive job or internship you have been waiting for!

Benefits include:

  • Networking with employers, community partners, and professional alumni
  • Direct exposure into possible careers related to your major of interest
  • Connect classroom learning into the work environment
  • Experience a professional workplace setting
  • Gain knowledge on critical Career Readiness Competencies needed in the workplace
  • Program Timeline
    • Host Site Applications Begin to Open on Handshake
      • Monday, September 2
    • FIU Panther Shadows Program Participant Information Sessions
      • Thursday, January 19, 3:00pm-4:00pm, SASC 305
      • Tuesday, October 15, 2:00pm- 3:00pm, SASC 305
      • BBC Dates Pending
    • Host Site Applications Close
      • Monday, October 28 
    • Notify Participants of Day of Details
      • Monday, November 4
    • Mandatory Participant Orientation Session (1-day attendance only)
      • Monday, November 18, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm, SASC 305
      • Tuesday, November 19, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm, SASC 305
      • Wednesday, November 20, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm, SASC 305
    • Shadow Dates
      • Monday-Thursday, December 9-12, FIU Winter Break 2019
    • Friday, December 13, Participant Surveys distributed electronically
  • Participant Requirements
    • To apply to the FIU Panther Shadows program opportunities you must have an active account on Handshake and an updated and approved resume.
      • The resume needs to include your major, GPA, and your anticipated graduation date.
    • Once your resume has been approved on Handshake, you will be able to apply to all FIU Panther Shadows opportunities.
      • Attend one of the FIU Panther Shadows Program Participant Information Session to learn more about the program and how it works!
      • Between September 2– October 28, search through Handshake for posting listed as “FIUShadows:___” and apply to those you are interested.

          ***Limit your application to your top 3 FIU Panther Shadows opportunities.***

    • If you are selected for the program, you must attend one of two dates provided for the Mandatory Participant Orientation Session. This session is designed to brief you on logistics, planning, and to sign off on waivers.

    The FIU Panther Shadows program does not provide academic credit or monetary compensation; it is solely for the purpose of observation and networking. Participants are responsible for their meals, as well as, travel costs to and from their FIU Panther Shadows Host Site.

    For questions or additional information, please contact Elery Rojas, Assistant Director of Internships, elerojas@fiu.edu.

Employers (Hosts)

The FIU Panther Shadows program is a one day structured program that is designed to connect FIU students and alumni to Host Sites to observe and learn about professional roles related to majors and industries of interest. The FIU Panther Shadows Hosts do not provide academic credit or monetary compensation; but instead provide an opportunity for participants to observe and network with professional staff.

Benefits include:

  • Effective way to brand your employment opportunities to FIU students and alumni
  • Network and recruit FIU talent
  • Opportunity to give back to your community
  • Assist students in gaining knowledge that aligns with NACE Career Readiness Competencies
  • Program Timeline
    • Host Site must post Shadow Opportunities with Application start date for September 2nd
      • Monday, August 5
    • Host Site Applications Open on Handshake
      • Monday, September 2
    • Applications close
      • Monday, October 28
    • Notify Participants of Day of Details
      • Monday, November 4
    • Notify Employer of Participants Attending
      • Friday, November 22
    • Host Site will need to notify Participants of Day of Details/Welcome Email/Call
      • December 2
    • Monday-Thursday, December 9-12, Winter Break 2019 Session
    • Host and Participant Surveys distributed electronically
      • Friday, December 13
  • Program Outline

    Hosts are invited to plan shadowing experiences for a full work day to allow participants to see what a typical day is like in the selected profession or career. Participants are not allowed to work or assist in any work since they are not being compensated with academic credit or monetary compensation. However, participants are encouraged to learn by asking, taking notes, and networking when appropriate.

    Hosts can also integrate several activities in the Panther Shadows opportunity in order to allow for more flexibility for staff and to promote company brand and culture:

    • Orientation on company, culture, career opportunities, and agenda outline
    • Networking breakfast or lunch can be provided with employees and participants
    • Informational interviews can be conducted prior to beginning of the shadow
    • Provide guided facility or building tour
    • Allow observations, shadowing, and questions
    • Offer meet and greets with executive staff and knowledge experts

    Please use the following template for creating your FIU Panther Shadows opportunity:

    FIU Panther Shadows Post Template

  • Program Details
    • In order to serve as a Host Site for the FIU Panther Shadows program you must have an employer account on Handshake.
      • Do you already have an account in Handshake? Make sure to add Florida International University as one of your schools.
      • Don’t have a Handshake account? Register at https://fiu.joinhandshake.com/
    • Once registered, you can post your Panther Shadows:
      • In your home tab, select “Post a Job”, select your job type is “Experiential Learning”
      • Label your job shadow: “FIUShadows: POSITION TITLE SHADOWING”
        • Templates on Job Shadows are provided here
      • Go through Details, Preferences, and submit!
    • Contact Elery Rojas, Assistant Director of Internships at elerojas@fiu.edu to notify of interest of the FIU Panther Shadows Program
    • Begin creating your FIU Panther Shadows opportunity before applications open (Applications open September 2 - October 28).
      • You are invited to host several participants if you have the ability to, as well as, participate on several days of the FIU Panther Shadows week, December 9-12;
      • We will notify you of selected matches to your shadow program by no later than March 4.
    • By December 2, Host Site will need to notify participants of Day of Details/Welcome Email/Call
    • December 9-12 FIU Panther Shadows opportunities are hosted! Participants will report directly to Host Sites as detailed on their respective agendas.
For questions or additional information, please contact Elery Rojas, Assistant Director of Internships, elerojas@fiu.edu

 


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