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Job Shadow Showdown

 

THE PROFESSIONAL

THE STUDENT

AGE

38

19

HEIGHT

6’1

5’4

WEIGHT

80 KG

45  KG

EXPERIENCE

10 years

0.2 years

 

ROUND 1: Build Connections

THE PROFESSIONAL: Build recruiting relationships with McMaster and contribute to student success and skills development.
THE STUDENT: Make meaningful connections by networking with professionals in your field of interest.

ROUND 2: Invest in the Future

THE PROFESSIONAL: Help ensure the future quality of the workforce by networking and engaging with emerging talent.
THE STUDENT: Prepare for the world of work and learn how your knowledge, skills, and abilities can be applied to experiences outside of the classroom.

ROUND 3: Branding

THE PROFESSIONAL: Showcase what makes your company unique and communicate your organizational values and company culture.
THE STUDENT: Continue to develop your personal brand by adding more experience to your resume and learning about the job traits and characteristics that are marketable to employers.

ROUND 4: Professional Development

THE PROFESSIONAL: Demonstrate a leadership role, enhance communication skills and experience being a mentor.
THE STUDENT: Develop communication skills and self-confidence through engagement with industry professionals.

FINAL ROUND: Personal Satisfaction

THE PROFESSIONAL: Rediscover the passion that led you to your career and share valuable advice with students seeking feedback from industry professionals.
THE STUDENT: Engage in an experience that will help you learn more about career options and get you excited for your future.

2014 Job Shadow Results

90% of professionals were satisfied with their experience as a mentor
78% of professionals better understand how to support the next generation of workers.

90% of students better understand the value of career networking
78% of students were able to rethink previous assumptions about their career field of interest

And the winner by unanimous draw…

THE PROFESSIONAL AND THE STUDENT

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