Career Discovery Days

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What is Emory Connects: Career Discovery Days? 

Undergraduate Emory students of all colleges and schools are invited to participate in Emory Connects: Career Discovery Days! This program is designed to help Emory students learn what “it is really like” to work in a particular job, industry or organization by providing the opportunity to shadow a professional for a day. This will be a great way to explore various career options and build professional connections.  

Why should you participate?

A shadowing experience may help you identify majors/careers to pursue, further confirm your interest in a particular career, or it may steer you into a new career direction completely. It may also help you to decide whether or not a career may be a good fit for you based on your interests, skills and abilities. Ultimately, this program will help you gain exposure to things you cannot learn online.  

How does this work?

Students must attend a mandatory one hour orientation session and fill out an application to participate. Fall and Spring orientation sessions will occur early in the semester and will be listed on Handshake. These sessions will be offered both at the Atlanta and Oxford campuses. Login to Handshake to view the times, dates and locations.

Once you submit your application and you are matched with a host, you are required to participate in the program. Students are expected to provide their own transportation to the host site and to come prepared with questions. Once the matches have been made, you will be notified by an Emory representative of your host match and you will reach out to the host directly to schedule a mutually convenient time in which to conduct the shadowing experience. Students are expected to complete the shadowing experience in the fall from October through December. Shadowing in the spring should occur March through June.

How do I apply?

You will receive an application to apply after you attend one of the four mandatory orientation sessions. Visit Handshake to see the dates & times for upcoming orientation sessions.

Where can I shadow?

Shadowing opportunities will be offered in

Fall:Atlanta, GA & New York, NY

Spring: Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; and Washington, DC areas

Who can I shadow?

A variety of professionals will participate from the following industries: Arts & entertainment, healthcare, business, government, technology and other industries. A list will be shared with students at the mandatory orientation session.

Student Feedback

Click here to see what Emory students & Career Discovery Days hosts thought about their experience.