Do you want to help give an Honors student a glimpse into your profession?
The SAS Honors Summer Shadow Experience is a one day job shadowing experience which gives Honors Alumni an opportunity to mentor a current Honors student and help them to preview a potential career at your place of work.
One way to accomplish this is to set up a schedule for the day which allows for maximum exposure on what you do. Through this one day shadowing experience at your place of work our students hope to:
- Explore their curiosity about an interested career
- Get an inside preview into a professional environment
- Meet with professionals in the field
- Discover whether the industry or professional role is a good fit
- Learn industry vocabulary
|Kartik Pottepalem '18 (Cell Biology & Neuroscience) shadowed Dr. Scott Shaffer, RC '03 (Biological Science & Psychology), a child psychiatrist at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY. Kartik's favorite part of the day: "My favorite part of the day was having lunch with Dr. Shaffer and getting to know his life experiences."||Elizabeth Alt '19 (Undecided) shadowed David Fleischmann-Rose,
RC '05 (Political Science & Psychology), Vice President of Retail Sales Strategy & Effectivenessat at TD Bank, Mount Laurel, NJ. Elizabeth's reflection of the experience: "It was a really great day that interested me in banking, a field I never thought I would end up in, and showed me that many people's majors do not lead them to their careers."
|Shannon Gilbert '18 (Health Administration; Classics) shadowed Andrew Lear, LC '89 (Psychology), Vice President,
Associate Creative Director at at FCB Health in New York City. For her Preview day, Shannon said that Andy "set up meetings for me throughout the day with people from a variety of departments, so I was able to get a real feel for what I'd be interested in. He also set up a meeting for the first hour with someone from HR who runs the internship program so I imagine this will be a very useful person to know for the future!" Her favorite part of the day was "sitting in on a pitch meeting."
|Grace Zhao '18 (Supply Chain and Management) shadowed
Grace Chi, SAS '14 (Art History; Psychology), Marketing Manager at at KSS Architect. After her Preview day, Grace Z. commented, "I feel like I gained more insight with what I wanted to do with the future which is what I was looking for, and I also got more than what I was looking for!" She advises that other SASHP students who participate in the Preview program should "Prepare ahead of time what you are looking to get out of the experience with specific goals." Grace Z.'s favorite part of the day was "... having a casual conversation with Grace C., and how I felt free to ask."
|Raymond Cabrera '18 (Finance) shadowed Mike Alter, SAS '12 (Economics; Political Science), Distributed Energy Resources Associate at ICF International, a global consulting firm, in New York City.
Raymond thought, "it was such a unique experience. Mike arranged for me to speak with four of his coworkers, so by the end of the day I was able to interview five different consultants with varying roles and perspectives." While Raymond wished he could have seen more of the finished product, he enjoyed understanding the "innovations energy companies are making in order to better price their offerings and reduce waste."
|Wee Siang Tay '19(Economics) shadowed
Andrew Lear, LC '89 (Psychology), Vice President,
Associate Creative Director at FCB Health in New York City. Wee Siang shared that "Andy set up meetings with various professionals throughout the day. This provided great insight into the workings of a corporation, as well as a holistic education regarding the industry and its clients." Wee Siang's favorite part of the day was "meeting with the Director of Strategic Analytics. His work on data sets and obtaining valuable insights were entirely relateable to my own research on healthcare and nursing homes. It was exciting listening to his experiences."
If you are interested in participating in the SAS Honors Program Preview Program, please fill out the Rutgers SAS Honors Program Summer Shadow Experience Application.