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Enrollment Opens for Jayhawks on the Job Shadowing Program

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Enrollment is open for the annual Jayhawks on the Job.

Jayhawks on the Job gives employers a sneak peek at KU’s rising talents. This is a half-day event sponsored by the University of Kansas School of Engineering's

Engineering Career Center

that lets students “shadow” an engineer or computing professional during the course of a workday afternoon.

Business and industry have an opportunity to interact with motivated KU students pursuing an engineering or computing degree in a field relevant to their operations.  Jayhawks on the Job gives students a focused experience that enhances their understanding of a particular field.  It also gives them insight to their own personal aspirations and career goals so they are better prepared upon graduation. Employers also get the chance to show how their workplace is worthy of consideration.  The one-on-one networking and interaction opportunity is beneficial to all involved.

Jayhawks on the Job for engineering and computing students will be from

1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 11, 2013,

when KU students are still out on winter break.  Students arrive at the host location at 1 p.m. and shadow their engineering or computing host until 4:30 p.m.  Alternative days or times may be arranged if needed, and transportation is the responsibility of the student.

While many KU engineering and computing students will take part in shadowing opportunities in the Kansas City, Topeka and Wichita areas, several students may be able to take part in shadowing arrangements in other locations because of winter break travel plans.  Let Engineering Career Center staff members know the location and they’ll work to make the match.

How does it work?

  • Students sign up, indicating their major and fields of interest.

  • Engineers and computing professionals sign up with opportunities for shadowing.

  • Students are matched with professionals based on shared interests, and, if needed, locations.

  • Students accompany professional hosts throughout a normal workday afternoon. Hosts are encouraged to involve students in as many activities as possible.


KU School of Engineering Contact

Lindsey McCaig

Engineering Career Center


(785) 864-2989


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engineers and computing professionals can sign-up


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students can sign up


Additional information for

Jayhawks on the Job.

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