Junior Job Shadowing


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Connor Bardell takes some time out while on break at junior job shadowing.

For many years, BA has had job shadowing for the junior class, organized by the Blair County BASICS Committee. Job shadowing is where students are organized into a full day of watching a professional of their choice on the job, such as doctors, engineers, their parents, etc., and answer questions pertaining to the job. This usually takes place in November.

This opportunity is great for students to get a different look at the job they think they want to pursue. Although some businesses don’t allow job shadowing, there are many options to choose that would spark your interests. The professionals themselves also make positive impacts on the students by informing them on what path to take to get them where they need to be. The students can either choose a career from a list or they choose to shadow their own family members.

Juniors went on job shadowing last Thursday.

“It was good. It was very informative and gave me a lot of insight for what I want to do for the rest of my life,” said Jake Mercer.

From one of the many jobs to shadow, Dr. Eddy Luke from Health First Chiropracting says, “Job shadowing is one of my favorite times of year. Not only does it remind me of when I was in high school, but the patients also love having young students watching and learning as they get treated.”