STEM Shadow Day, coordinated by SRJC MESA, matches students with employers to gain insight into technical careers. One or more students shadow a professional in their field of study, for one day during the fall academic semester. This program gives students the opportunity to observe and network with professionals, explore a career field, clarify career goals and interests, and function within a work environment.
During a job shadow, you will spend a number of hours in a workplace and/or offsite location. You may be assigned a “host” who will either show you around or let you observe him/her at work. Your goal during that time is to learn as much as possible about the job or career by observing, listening, and asking well thought out questions and taking good notes.
The students participating are members of the SRJC MESA and SRJC Engineering Transfer programs.
They include various STEM majors of Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Health Science, Biology and Computer Science.
The industry participants consist of Sonoma County technical firms specializing in engineering, biomedical research, science-based conservation and education. Most of the participating firms are Industry Advisory Board members and longtime supporters of Santa Rosa Junior College MESA.