225 Lawrence Center
705 S. New Street
West Chester, PA 19383
Monday-Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm (Fall & Spring Semesters)
Monday-Friday: 8:00am-4:00pm (Summer)
The career center follows the University’s calendar for holidays, delays, and closures.
Connecting Students & Alumni
WHAT is WCU Shadows?
An opportunity to learn about different careers by shadowing West Chester University alumni working in a variety of industries. Activities may include going on tours, having lunch with professionals, attending meetings, observing organizational projects and procedures, having Q&A sessions, and more. Each career shadow will be structured differently to best meet the needs of the participants.
WHO is eligible?
Second-year students (30-59 credits). All majors encouraged to apply. Students must be in good standing with the university.
WHY should you participate?
Job shadowing is a unique way to explore and learn about career options by spending a “day in the life” of professionals working in your career of interest.
WHEN does it happen?
One day during Winter Break, set based on both parties’ availability once students are selected and connected with their alumni hosts.
Contact Taylar Long,
Graduate Assistant at the Career Development Center.
WCU Shadows is co-sponsored by the Career Development Center and the Office of Alumni Relations. If you are an alum interested in hosting a student, for more information, visit the WCU Alumni Association page for WCU Shadows.