Career Services

Mailing Address:
PO Box 756380
Fairbanks, AK 99775-6380

Shipping Address:
403 Salcha St
110 Eielson Bldg
Fairbanks, AK 99775-6380

907-474-7596 phone
907-474-7445 fax


Ever wonder what a job in your field of study is really like?


Want to spend a half day with a person who could show you?


Shadow a local professional in your field of interest at their workplace...

Click on the above picture for a PDF copy

UAF Career Services and UAF Alumni Association invite you to participate in the 8th Annual Job Shadow Program!

UAF students SHADOW a Fairbanks employer in their field of study at their place of employment for a single half day!

Check out where students have been placed from 2008-2012. (click here)

REGISTER BY Wednesday, FEB 5, 2014

Students: click here for the Application Form. Return form to Career Services.

Once registered, students are asked to participate in an Orientation by Career Services, prior to their Job Shadow experience. Orientation dates will be updated in the Fall.

Employers: click here for the Mentor Form. Return form to Alumni Association.

Comments from UAF students about their Job Shadow Experience...

"Fantastic step to show...someone who is...happy to be in their position and willing to share their experience."

"I got to see the reward (for a hard day's work covering a local news story) when our story went on the air. Saw the stress and excitement- it was awesome!"

"It was a great experience. I actually spoke to and saw someone in my field who has a job."

" was reassuring, motivating, interesting and useful!"

"...found out about a lot of the problems that actually come along with an RN's career"

"It gives you an inside scoop on what goes on in the job."

"The mentors who sign up obviously want to help students."

Comments from employers about their experience...

"Job Shadow is a great idea and good for both parties."

"Staff reported experience was beneficial-positive"

"I enjoyed working with my shadow and hope he gained something from the experience."

"Enthusiastic student who wanted to learn!"

"Best shadow I have had, very bright student"

"It was wonderful to be at Chamber today and have one of the (job shadow) mentors stand up, introduce his shadowee and state that they were part of...UAF"

For more information about the Job Shadow Program contact: Career Services at 474-7596.