A career shadow gives a student a meaningful introduction to the world of work and provides a context for understanding the connection between school and careers. Specifically, a career shadow helps a student accomplish the following:
    • Begin to identify career interests.
    • Observe the daily routine of adult workers.
    • Gain an awareness of the academic, technical, and personal skills required by particular jobs.
    • Develop and apply communication skills by interacting with workers and interviewing them.
    • Realize that different jobs are characterized by different work cultures and working environments.
    • Begin to understand the connection between school, work, and achieving goals.

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