Elizabeth McCormick, right, and Megan Osterhaus, left, have created a Job Shadowing Program at Burnsville High School based on the four career fields, and they've even created a logo for the club.
From a job shadow experience, Elizabeth and Megan say students can:
Increase their knowledge of possible careers.
Confirm or refine their interest in a career field; or learn that it’s not for them.
Expand their networks.
Sharpen their public speaking and other business skills.
Discover internship opportunities.
Marcia Sexton, the Burnsville High School's College and Career Specialist, serves as advisor for the Job Shadow Club. She’s impressed with what Elizabeth and Megan have achieved already. “These students are thinking big,” said Sexton. “I just provided some contacts and they’ve run with it.”
Sexton also connected the students with Michelle Jacobs of Burnsville Promise, a local collaboration focused on success for children.
Elizabeth and Megan recently submitted their job shadow project to a district DECA competition and were selected to go on to the state competition in March.