College/Adult Job Shadows

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STEP 1:  Identify the career and facility - click here for the list of available job shadows.

STEP 2:  Complete the Job Shadow Application

STEP 3:  Make sure all required signatures are on the application. If student is under age 18, parent/guardian MUST sign form.

STEP 4:   All individuals requesting a job shadow must also submit proof of the following (may be found online at the Wisconsin Immunization Registry https://www.dhswir.org/PR/clientSearch.do?language=en):

  • Proof of two of three MMR’s (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)/titer
  • Proof of TB skin test and negative results from the last 12 months
  • Proof of Varicella (chicken pox) – either documentation of history of the disease, 2 vaccines or titer
  • Proof of Flu vaccine (During flu season only, November – March)
  • Proof of Hepatitis B vaccine
  • For shadows in pediatrics/OB – proof of Tdap vaccine (tetanus and diphtheria), recommended but not required

STEP 5:  Email, mail or fax completed application and health documentation to the contact person of the organization where you have chosen to shadow - click here for the Contact List.

STEP 6: Review the Job Shadow Information Sheet.

STEP 7:  Final Reminders

  • It will take a minimum of two weeks for a facility representative to get back to you in regards to your application.
  • If you have to cancel once your shadow has been scheduled, call the facility contact person and let them know you are not able to make your shadow.
  • Adhere to the dress code policy as listed in the information form. Professional dress (no jeans, open toe shoes, etc.) is required.
  • Eat something before you arrive.
  • Enjoy your shadow and thank your professional!

Questions or Concerns?

Contact Brenda Birringer
Northeastern Wisconsin Area Health Education Center (NEWAHEC)
(920) 652-0238 or brendab@newahec.org