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Muskegon Made helps local students find their career passion, graduate with a plan, and connect with future employers.

How They Work

The objective of SHADOWING is to allow students to view "a day in the life" at a real workplace. This is a one-day experience.

How To Apply

Students interested in signing up for a job shadow experience should complete the Job Shadow Request Forms and submit them to their High School counselor.   Students will need to secure an excused absence from their school and provide their own transportation to and from job shadow experiences.

Student Testimonials

"I am able to have a better picture of what I want to do in college and in my career."

"This was good work experience for me and made me want to pursue computer programming even more and it made me also want to learn computer engineering."

"The job shadow experience made me realize I do want to go into the medical field. There are so many things I can do while still being in the medical field."

"Everything that was learned was educational and informative."

    Student Benefits

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  • Explore career options of your choice
  • Find out what fields of interest are like in real life
  • Make well-informed career decisions
  • Deepen your understanding of the demands, rewards, and challenges of a chosen career
  • Gain an overview of the world of work and career opportunities available
  • Formulate realistic career goals
  • Understand the connection between school, work, and your goals for the future

    Employer Benefits

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  • Introduce the world of work to a young person in just a few hours
  • Become a positive adult role model
  • Showcase the volunteer's skills and education
  • Impact a young person's life in a fun way