At the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) in Mesa, Ariz., job shadowing for automotive students is part of a program that also includes summer internships and part-time employment.
As part of their job shadowing activities, EVIT students must complete daily written assignments that encourage them to ask questions and make connections to what they've been learning in class.
In Wisconsin, the Department of Public Instruction's Lifework Education staff has developed a statewide job shadowing program that is implemented throughout its 426 school districts.
Students use job shadowing to explore all kinds of occupations.
Sometimes, shadowing introduces other activities, which help students explore further.
Shadowing may yield other opportunities for learning, as well.
Some schools, including Muhlenberg College and Indiana University, offer formal job shadowing programs through their career centers.