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:

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

Usually, about 100 hosts offer almost 200 visits. Students may job shadow locally or out of town. We particularly welcome hosts in the areas above outside of Library and Information Science.

To request more information or volunteer as a host, please contact


How to Apply

Please fill out the form below by March 2nd.

Following your application submission, you will be contacted to attend a required orientation session in order to be matched with your host.

If you are a current student or new alumnus and have any questions please contact Alex Howes, Careers Officer:

  • Based on the listing provided, please list up to five placements of interest. Include Organization and Department if applicable.
  • If you would like to share any accessibility requirements with your host you may do so using this field.
  • 2018 Hosts