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Job Shadowing Program

 UVHBA's Job Shadowing Program is a career exploration activity that offers an opportunity for construction management students from BYU and UVU to spend time with a licensed building contractor currently working in the industry.

Job shadowing benefits are:

  • Try a career for a day: This experience will give you up-close, first-hand experience that will help determine your interest level in a specific area or focus of the industry. 
  • Gain experience: Job shadowing allows you to gain industry-relevant experience that can be used on your résumé. No employment, pay, or credit is available. 
  • Build your network:  Meeting with a Sponsor provides  a valuable networking opportunity while in school, and after graduation.
  • Have your questions about the industry answered by an industry expert.
  • Fill education requirement:  Many Construction Management classes require student participation with experts in the industry.a chance to see what it's actually like working in specific job capacities with various types of contractors.

Students are encouraged to be a program participant and explore career opportunities to assist in their career decision-making process.  

Requirements
Student must be currently enrolled in Brigham Young University or Utah Valley University, with an emphasis in construction management

To Apply
To apply for UVHBA Job Shadowing Program, students must fill out a Job Shadower Application found here. Deadline
Applications are accepted on a first come/first serve basis, and must be received by January 31st for spring semester, and September 30th for fall semester. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.

Follow Up
Once student have been matched with a job shadow host, UVHBA will notify student.  It is the student’s responsibility to contact the sponsor and pay for their own travel expenses.

To apply, click here.


 Get Involved! Be a Job Shadow Host

Hosts provide activities to undergraduate student(s) that explore potential careers in the building industry, while building the bridge between classroom and the professional work environment.  Hosts provide an activity that gives students hands-on experience into the industry and your career as a builder. 

Host Time Commitment
Activity can be a ½ day, full day, or multiple days long.  Host determines time commitment and length of activity. 

Host Responsibilities

  • You determine how often to host students, the length of each experience and the activities in which students participate
  • Shadowing is not intended to be an internship or interview.
  • Your responsibility ends when Shadowing experience is over unless you elect to remain in contact.
  • Zero cost to you besides time spent.

How Many Students Will I Host?
We hope to match you with one student, but if you are providing an activity that can accommodate more, perfect!

Host Activity Ideas
Hosted activities should provide students with general industry information, and hands-on experience into your career as a builder.

  • Introduce your profession, industry or organization and exchange ideas.  You have a captive audience who is eager to learn.
  • Discuss your job responsibilities.
  • Give a tour of the workplace.
  • Allow opportunity for student to observe daily routine.

*Make students aware of confidentiality issues within an organization and their responsibilities regarding these.

 Sign up to be a Job Shadow host here.