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Twardowski Career Development Center

WCU Shadows

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Twardowski Career Development Center

225 Lawrence Center
705 S. New Street
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-2501

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.

Drop-In Hours (no appointment needed):
Monday-Friday: 1:00-3:00pm

About The Center & Staff Directory

WCU Shadows

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.


  • Go to Ram Career Network
  • Log-in to your account, select the “Jobs and Internships” tab on the left
    • *NOTE: If it is your FIRST TIME in RCN, you will be prompted to enter information for profile
  • Select “Ram Career Network Jobs”
  • Search “WCU Shadows”
  • Follow all application instructions, including resume submission



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.

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