Career learning opportunities
If your schedule does not allow the time commitment necessary to participate in an internship, another great way to gain valuable insights into a particular occupation or career field is to do a job shadow. This program allows students to spend a few hours to a few days “shadowing” a career professional to learn about the day-to-day duties and responsibilities associated with the job. It is not only a great way to research an occupation of interest to you, but it also allows you to begin developing your network of contacts, as many of the career professionals associated with the job shadow program are UAF alumni. To learn more about internship and job shadow opportunities, visit Career Services, check with your professors and advisors, or read about opportunities on the bulletin boards in your academic department.