Job Shadowing Program Annual Report


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2015-2016 Job Shadowing Program Annual Report

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Job Shadowing Program Annual Report

  1. 1. Center for Career Development 2 0 1 5 – 2 0 1 6 Annual Report Combined Summer & Winter “The value of having the opportunity to ask questions and receive advice from a well-established professional cannot be overstated.” JOBSHADOWINGJOBSHADOWINGD A V I D S O N C O L L E G E
  2. 2. 98%of students would recommend job shadowing to a friend Survey Data Winter 2015, 56 responses 96%of hosts said the experience was very good or excellent Survey Data Winter 2015, 57 responses Student Information Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior PARTICIPANTSBYCLASSYEAR 36% 25% 18%21% 141 195 Total Numbers: students participated in shadowing experiences 35 22 9 10Received financial support from the Job Shadowing Program Travel Grant Student-athletes First Generation Students International Students 37 Undeclared 3 Sociology 10 Psychology 19 Political Science 1 Physics 1 Philosophy 5 Math 2 Latin American Studies 3 Interdisciplinary Studies 3 History 3 Hispanic Studies 6 Double Major 1 Gender & Sexuality Studies 2 French & Francophone Studies 4 Environmental Studies 7 English 9 Economics 9 Chemistry 11 Biology 2 Art 3 Anthropology P A R T I C I P A N T S B Y M A J O R
  3. 3. BlackRock Blue Cross Blue Shield Carolina Aesthetic Dentistry Carolina Ear & Hearing Clinic Center for Autism Research Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Charlotte Rescue Mission CNL Commercial Real Estate Deloitte Consulting, LLP Federal Election Commission Ford’s Theatre Georgia Department of Agriculture Georgia Center for Nonprofits Google Human Rights Watch Inspiring Capital Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch Nasher Museum of Art National Institutes of Health National Venture Capital Association Office of the Federal Public Defender Oracle Oxford University Press Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta Salzburg Global Seminar Smithsonian Channel Tennessee PGA The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia The New York Times Uber U.S. Department of State U.S Environmental Protection Agency Wells Fargo Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice, LLP Host Information Select Companies Top Locations: 26% NC 14% GA 10% CA 8% DC 287Hosts of Winter 2015 hosts returned in Summer 2016 53% of hosts were Davidson alumni 84% 7%NY Industries: 39Arts, Media, Communications & Marketing 71Education, Community Organizations & Nonprofits 45Banking, Finance, Real Estate & Insurance 65Consulting, Management, Sales & Human Resources 59Healthcare, Medicine & Medical Research 47Public Policy, Politics, Government & Law 62Technology & Science
  4. 4. Center for Career Development 704-894-2132 l Enhanced student participation by 13% and number of hosts by 11% from the 2014-2015 academic year. l Expanded summer job shadowing program, offering more opportunities and increasing student participation. l Optimized student application process, expanding student preparation and streamlining program management. l Enhanced job shadowing program website. l Expanded job shadowing opportunities in Texas, California, and Pennsylvania. Accomplishments and Looking Ahead Major Accomplishments Vision for the Future l Adjust program timing to focus on spring and summer to increase participation and effectiveness. l Continue to strengthen student-to-host ratio, ensuring robust program participation. l Embed program into framework as key milestone for all class years, amplifying the awareness of and participation in the program. l Optimize access for all students by enhancing travel fund. l Explore potential for international job shadowing to enhance opportunities for students on study abroad programs. “[My student] was enthusiastic, helpful, very bright, and humble. She was pleasant and our staff and clients really enjoyed meeting her. Yet again, I’m so proud to introduce a Davidson student to my clients and coworkers!” —Carrie McColgan ’95, Village Vets of Lilburn/Stone Mountain