Job Shadowing

Expand your realm of experience

The Job Shadowing program runs from mid-February to August each year. Hosts may volunteer to participate at any point, but are encouraged to do so before the program officially opens, as most students select their hosts at that time.

How It Works

Sponsored by the Faculty of Information Alumni Association (FIAA), the Job Shadowing program offers current students an essential opportunity to:

  • Gain valuable insights from current information and museum professionals
  • Form, develop, and cultivate their personal networks and connections
  • Expand their realm of experience

Students sign up to observe a working full- or half-day with an information professional from one of the following areas:

  1. ARM: Archives & Records Management
  2. C&T: Culture & Technology
  3. CIPS: Critical Information Policy Studies
  4. HCDS: Human Centered Data Science
  5. ISD: Information Systems & Design
  6. KMIM: Knowledge Management & Information Management
  7. LIS: Library & Information Science
  8. UXD: User Experience Design
  9. MMSt: Museum Studies

Once signed up, students are responsible for contacting their hosts to arrange a mutually convenient time for the visit, between February and August.

On average each year, we coordinate anywhere from 60-100 matches. Students may job shadow locally or out of town. We particularly welcome hosts in the areas above outside of Library and Information Science.

To volunteer as a host, please complete the form below. If you have any questions, please contact


How to Apply

  • 2018 Hosts