November 21, 2014

Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

Career Opportunities to Host Shadowing Experience, Employers Wanted

VALDOSTA — Career Opportunities at Valdosta State University will sponsor Groundhog Shadow Day on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015.  The event is designed to provide students the opportunity to shadow local professionals and help them gain real-world experience in how a job is performed.

Employers who wish to participate should visit and sign up by 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. 

According to Career Opportunities, “Professional shadowing experience is vital for students, especially those first-year students discerning their career paths. The Groundhog Shadow Day event will serve to open the window of opportunity for all first-year students and those students in specialized fields of interest.”

Groundhog Shadow Day will kick off at 9 a.m. on Feb. 2, with a keynote address at VSU. The students will then travel to employment site locations to shadow local professionals. The students and the professionals will return to the university at 1 p.m. for a closing session and lunch.

Call (229) 333-5942 for more information. 

Valdosta State University’s 2013-2019 Strategic Plan represents a renewal of energy and commitment to the foundational principles for comprehensive institutions.

Implementation of the plan’s five goals, along with their accompanying objectives and strategies, supports VSU’s institutional mission and the University System of Georgia’s mission for comprehensive universities. 

Career Opportunities commitment to ensuring students are prepared for successful career exploration meets the following goals: 

Goal 1: Recruit, retain, and graduate a quality, diverse student population and prepare students for roles as leaders in a global society.

Goal 3: Promote student, employee, alumni, retiree, and community engagement in our mission.

Goal 4: Foster an environment of creativity and scholarship.

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