Alumni, Parent Volunteers Sought to Host WEShadow 2020

Olivia DrakeOctober 14, 20191min

The Gordon Career Center invites alumni and parents to participate in WEShadow, the winter externship program. In today’s highly competitive employment environment, undergraduates start career planning early and you can make this happen.

The WEShadow Program provides undergraduates with the opportunity to explore careers by “shadowing” a Wes alumna/us or parent during Winter Break. These job shadow opportunities range from observing a professional in a work environment to participating in a specific project within an organization or business. Last year, students benefited from shadow opportunities in various industries, including banking, theater, music, and medicine.

This academic year, WEShadow opportunities will be offered Jan. 6–17, 2020. Students apply specifically to a posted opportunity by Nov. 6. WEShadow volunteers then review and select the candidate(s) of choice.

If you are interested in sponsoring a job shadow experience as a part of the WEShadow Program, register online by Oct. 18.

For more information, contact Anne Santaniello in the Gordon Career Center at 860-685-2180 or via email at