8th Grade Job Shadow

Fall 2017

Dear Students and Parents/Guardians:

Mark your calendars! Friday, November 3 is Job Shadow Day for 8th grade Springfield Middle School students. The South Carolina Education and Economic Development Act recommends that all 8th grade students participate in Job Shadow Day and Springfield Middle School is happy to give you this opportunity!

Job shadowing gives you a chance to spend time with a professional who works in a career that interests you and encourages further career exploration as you look toward registering for your high school classes. It also gives you an opportunity to practice professionalism and have the experience of networking, making an appointment, completing paperwork by a deadline, etc.

Once you have your job shadow appointment arranged, complete the form at https://goo.gl/forms/z66GzIgpZOY2mPQJ3 . To complete the form you will need the name of the company, the name and job title of the person you are shadowing, his/her email address, and phone number. Parents, this form includes a section that must be completed by you. Please have this online form completed by Friday, October 20.

When you arrive at your job shadow, please act professionally and respectfully. Remember to shake hands, look people in the eye, speak clearly, and be attentive. Be sure to thank them for their time! Take the “Job Shadow Observation Report” to your job shadow and find out the answers to those questions and/or your own questions! Click here to download the "Job Shadow Observation Report". Complete the evaluation at the bottom to let me know what you liked/didn’t like about job shadowing. You need to return the form in order to receive an excused absence. It is due to your homeroom teacher when you return to school on Monday, November 6. (They will not be accepted after Monday, November 13.)

For more information, please click here to view some FAQ’s. I can’t wait to read about your great job shadow experiences!


Kati McFadden
Career Development Facilitator
Fort Mill School District

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