job shadowing

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An educational program where college students or other adults can learn about a particular occupation or profession to see if it might be suitable for them. In job shadowing, a business typically partners with an educational establishment to provide an experience for a student of what it is like to perform a certain type of work by having them accompany an experienced worker as they perform the targeted job.

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I was glad to be able to try out job shadowing because I did not want to end up in a job that I did not like.
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After job shadowing with the more experienced Steve on a real-world assignment, Dan was starting to get the feeling that this was the sort of work he could see himself doing for a career.
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If you want to grow your reputation in the community you can be part of a job shadowing project with a school.
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