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1 Student Program Student Program Educator Resources Educator Resources Copyright Agreement Copyright Agreement

2 Research Profile Research Profile Assemble Package Assemble Package Placement Follow-up Next > Next > < Back < Back 2 Begin Job Shadow Begin Job Shadow Introduction Video Introduction Video Welcome to the Job Shadow Program This self-guided program will take you through all of the steps youll need to complete a successful Job Shadow experience. You will: –complete a research profile which examines you and your chosen occupation –have your teacher or counsellor help you to identify a good role model from the workplace –be prepared to ask your role model some key questions about the occupation –be prepared to make the most of your Job Shadow observations –be guided through all the steps from preparation to follow- up. To understand the importance of Job Shadowing, click on the Introduction Video button for a short introduction.

3 Research Profile Research Profile Assemble Package Assemble Package Placement Follow-up Next > Next > < Back < Back 3 Introduction Video Click Picture to Begin Next > Next > < Back < Back Introduction Video

4 Research Profile Research Profile Assemble Package Assemble Package Placement Follow-up Next > Next > < Back < Back 4 Introduction There are four main steps in the Job Shadow program: 1.Complete The Research Profile 2.Assemble Job Shadow Application Package 3.Job Shadow Placement 4.Follow-up You will follow each step in sequence to complete the program. Click the List of Activities button on the left for a checklist of all activities in the Job Shadow program. This will open a Microsoft Word document which you need to print. Check off each activity as you complete it. Click Hints for help. Click Next when you are ready to move on. List of Activities List of Activities Navigation Hints Navigation Hints

5 Research Profile Research Profile Assemble Package Assemble Package Placement Follow-up Next > Next > < Back < Back 5 1. Complete The Research Profile Document 1.1 Self Evaluation - Values Use the Research Profile document to make a list of the things you value. Helping people, working with technology, personal freedom and independence, adventure, or constant change are examples. To see a student sample click on the Hints button. Things I value are … Hints Click the Research Profile button on the left to complete your values statements, then return to this screen to continue working on your research profile. NOTE - You will need to use the Save as… command to make changes in any of the documents you prepare in the program. Research Profile Research Profile Part A: Complete The Research Profile Research Profile Research Profile Assemble Package Assemble Package Placement Follow-up

6 Research Profile Research Profile Assemble Package Assemble Package Placement Follow-up Next > Next > < Back < Back 6 1. Complete The Research Profile Document 1.2 Self Evaluation - Interests You may have completed self-assessment exercises to help you state your interests. Use your Research Profile document to summarize and prioritize the interests that are most important to you. To see a student sample click on the Hints button. Things that interest me include … Hints Part A: Complete The Research Profile MS Word MS Word If you have already started or saved your research profile document, click the MS Word button on the left to navigate to your Research Profile. When you have entered your interests, return to your Research Profile by clicking on PowerPoint in the toolbar.

7 Research Profile Research Profile Assemble Package Assemble Package Placement Follow-up Next > Next > < Back < Back 7 1. Complete The Research Profile Document 1.3 Self Evaluation - Skills Use your Research Profile document to make a list of your strengths and abilities. To see a student sample click on the Hints button. My skills and abilities include … Hints Part A: Complete The Research Profile MS Word MS Word If you have already started or saved your research profile document, click the MS Word button on the left to navigate to your Research Profile. When you have entered your skills and abilities, return to your Research Profile by clicking on PowerPoint in the toolbar.

8 Research Profile Research Profile Assemble Package Assemble Package Placement Follow-up Next > Next > < Back < Back 8 1. Complete The Research Profile Document 1.4 Education - Program (Specialty Courses) Use your Research Profile document to describe your present high school program. List the courses in which you have specialized during your high school career as well as the number of credits that you have in these courses. To see a student sample click on the Hints button. Specialty courses I have taken … Hints Part A: Complete The Research Profile When you have completed your high school program description return to your Research Profile by clicking on PowerPoint in the toolbar. MS Word MS Word

9 Research Profile Research Profile Assemble Package Assemble Package Placement Follow-up Next > Next > < Back < Back 9 1. Complete The Research Profile Document 1.5 Education - Marks Use your Research Profile document to enter a list of all of your courses and marks from you most recent report card. To see a student sample click on the Hints button. Marks from my last report card … Hints Part A: Complete The Research Profile When you have entered your courses and marks return to your Research Profile by clicking on PowerPoint in the toolbar. MS Word MS Word

10 Research Profile Research Profile Assemble Package Assemble Package Placement Follow-up Next > Next > < Back < Back 10 1. Complete The Research Profile Document 1.6 Education - Goals Use your Research Profile document to describe your current educational goals. To see a student sample click on the Hints button. When I have finished high school, I will have accomplished … Hints Part A: Complete The Research Profile When you have entered your goals return to your Research Profile by clicking on PowerPoint in the toolbar. MS Word MS Word

11 Research Profile Research Profile Assemble Package Assemble Package Placement Follow-up Next > Next > < Back < Back 11 1. Complete The Research Profile Document 1.7 Resources Use your Research Profile document to make a list of the resources that you used in researching the occupation you wish to shadow. Include things you have read, services you have taken advantage of, and any people you have talked to. To see a student sample click on the Hints button. Sources of information I have used include … Hints Part A: Complete The Research Profile When you have entered your resources, return to your Research Profile by clicking on PowerPoint in the toolbar. MS Word MS Word

12 Research Profile Research Profile Assemble Package Assemble Package Placement Follow-up Next > Next > < Back < Back 12 1. Complete The Research Profile Document 1.8 Educational Requirements Use your Research Profile document to list the high school course requirements necessary for entrance into post secondary training or employment in this occupation. To see a student sample click on the Hints button. Part A: Complete The Research Profile When you have entered your educational requirements, return to your Research Profile by clicking on PowerPoint in the toolbar. MS Word MS Word Hints

13 Research Profile Research Profile Assemble Package Assemble Package Placement Follow-up Next > Next > < Back < Back 13 1. Complete The Research Profile Document 1.9 My Plan Considering the list of school requirements you made on the previous page, how do you plan to achieve these requirements? Be specific, what school marks will you need to ensure you will be eligible for your post-secondary plan OR what work experience will you need for employment. Use the Research Profile document to describe your plan. Part A: Complete The Research Profile When you have entered your plan, you have completed the Research Profile. Print the Research Profile document. You will include this with the Job Shadow Application Package in the next section. MS Word MS Word Hints

14 Research Profile Research Profile Assemble Package Assemble Package Placement Follow-up Next > Next > < Back < Back 14 Five Principles of Career Planning (High Five) Commonly referred to as the High Five, the Five Key Principles of Career Planning are the guidelines that you need filter all the information you are gathering to make informed decisions in your life / work roles. Follow your heart Learning is ongoing Change is constant Assess your allies Focus on the Journey To learn more about the Five Key Principles of career planning, click on the High Five Video now. Read and print the Choosing Your Options handout for important career planning advice. High Five Video High Five Video Choosing Your Options Choosing Your Options

15 Research Profile Research Profile Assemble Package Assemble Package Placement Follow-up Next > Next > < Back < Back 15 The Five Principles of Career Planning Click Picture to Begin Next > Next > < Back < Back High Five Video

16 Research Profile Research Profile Assemble Package Assemble Package Placement Follow-up Next > Next > < Back < Back 16 2. Understand The Interview Questions Read The Interview Questions To help you feel confident about the interview with your role model, you have been provided a list of questions. You need to read the questions, the hints and prompts in order to be fully prepared. Circle the 3 or 4 questions you think will be the most valuable to you in your research. Part A: Complete The Research Profile Click on the Interview Questions button and print a copy of the questions. Interview Questions Interview Questions

17 Research Profile Research Profile Assemble Package Assemble Package Placement Follow-up Next > Next > < Back < Back 17 Part A: Complete The Research Profile You have now completed the Research Profile and are ready to move to the second stage of your Job Shadow preparation – assembling the job shadow application package.

18 Research Profile Research Profile Assemble Package Assemble Package Placement Follow-up Next > Next > < Back < Back 18 Part B: Assemble Job Shadow Application Package Checklist of Activities: 1.Obtain Parent/Guardian signature on Parent Consent Form 2.Write a Letter of Introduction 3.Complete the Job Shadow Request Form 4.Include the Research Profile 5.Include the Role Model Interview Questions 6.Submit the Job Shadow Application Package

19 Research Profile Research Profile Assemble Package Assemble Package Placement Follow-up Next > Next > < Back < Back 19 Part B: Assemble Job Shadow Application Package 1. Obtain Parental Consent The Parent Consent Form requires your parents or guardians to give permission for the Job Shadow experience and to accept responsibility for your transportation to and from the job site. A copy of the Parent Consent Form is available from your teacher/counsellor. Once you have obtained a copy of this form, have your parent or guardian sign the form and include it in the Job Shadow Application Package.

20 Research Profile Research Profile Assemble Package Assemble Package Placement Follow-up Next > Next > < Back < Back 20 Part B: Assemble Job Shadow Application Package 2. Write A Letter of Introduction The Introductory Letter is your opportunity to convince the role model that the time and energy arranging your Job Shadow will be well spent. It must explain your reasons for choosing the occupation. As well, it should communicate your desire to interview the role model during the Job Shadow. Letter of Introduction Letter of Introduction To begin writing your letter, click the Letter of Introduction button on the left. Hints

21 Research Profile Research Profile Assemble Package Assemble Package Placement Follow-up Next > Next > < Back < Back 21 Part B: Assemble Job Shadow Application Package 3. Complete The Job Shadow Request Form Include the Job Shadow Request Form as part of the Job Shadow Application Package. Click the Job Shadow Request Form button on the left to complete and print this form. Job Shadow Request Form Job Shadow Request Form

22 Research Profile Research Profile Assemble Package Assemble Package Placement Follow-up Next > Next > < Back < Back 22 Part B: Assemble Job Shadow Application Package 4. Include The Research Profile Include the Research Profile that you printed earlier as part of the Job Shadow Application Package.

23 Research Profile Research Profile Assemble Package Assemble Package Placement Follow-up Next > Next > < Back < Back 23 Part B: Assemble Job Shadow Application Package 5. Include The Role Model Interview Questions Interview Questions Interview Questions Click the Interview Questions button on the left and print the Role Models copy of the questions.

24 Research Profile Research Profile Assemble Package Assemble Package Placement Follow-up Next > Next > < Back < Back 24 Part B: Assemble Job Shadow Application Package 6. Submit The Job Shadow Application Package Submit the Job Shadow Application Package to your teacher/counsellor in the following order: 1. Job Shadow Request Form 2. Research Profile 3. Letter of Introduction To Your Role Model 4. Parent Consent Form 5. Interview Questions - Role Models Copy Your teacher/counsellor will check the documents for accuracy and quality. Do not proceed further until you are given permission to do so.

25 Research Profile Research Profile Assemble Package Assemble Package Placement Follow-up Next > Next > < Back < Back 25 Part C: Job Shadow Placement The teacher/counsellor will arrange to make the initial contact with your potential role model. You will be notified by your teacher/counsellor when the role model has been identified and contacted. At that time you begin the activities for the Job Shadow Placement.

26 Research Profile Research Profile Assemble Package Assemble Package Placement Follow-up Next > Next > < Back < Back 26 Part C: Job Shadow Placement Checklist of Activities: 1.Compile the Role Model Package 2.Fax or mail the Role Model Package 3.Confirm the Job Shadow Appointment 4.Notify the school of your Job Shadow Experience 5.Attend the Job Shadow Experience

27 Research Profile Research Profile Assemble Package Assemble Package Placement Follow-up Next > Next > < Back < Back 27 Part C: Job Shadow Placement 1. Compile The Role Model Package After submitting the Job Shadow Package to your teacher/counsellor, it will be reviewed and the following items will be returned to you: your Letter of Introduction the list of questions When they are returned to you, you will also be given information on your placement, and provided with the Field Trip Supervision Consent Letter Assemble these 3 items for faxing or mailing to the Role Model.

28 Research Profile Research Profile Assemble Package Assemble Package Placement Follow-up Next > Next > < Back < Back 28 Part C: Job Shadow Placement 2. Fax or Mail The Role Model Package Fax or mail the Role Model Package to the Role Model. letter of introduction list of questions the Field Trip Supervision Consent Letter A copy of this supervision consent form will need to be signed by the Role Model and returned to the school prior to the Job Shadowing experience occurring. Note: At your school, this package may be faxed or mailed for you by the school staff.

29 Research Profile Research Profile Assemble Package Assemble Package Placement Follow-up Next > Next > < Back < Back 29 Part C: Job Shadow Placement 3. Confirm The Job Shadow Appointment After receiving your Job Shadow Placement, call the role model to confirm your appointment. This is a sample of the conversation: Hello my name is _________. I am a student of ______ High School. I am phoning to confirm a Job Shadowing appointment with __________. Did you receive my letter of introduction and information package? What date and time would be most convenient for this Job Shadowing experience? Any specific instructions for getting there? Parking? Thank you for your time and I look forward to meeting you. Confirmation Call Confirmation Call Click the Confirmation Call button on the left to print out this sample call.

30 Research Profile Research Profile Assemble Package Assemble Package Placement Follow-up Next > Next > < Back < Back 30 Part C: Job Shadow Placement 4. Notify The School Of Your Job Shadow Experience A copy of the Notice of Absence for Job Shadowing form is available from the teacher/counsellor. This form is used to notify all of the teachers in your other classes of your absence while Job Shadowing. Once you have obtained a copy of this form, fill in all of the required information and return it to the teacher/counsellor. In addition to filling out the Notice of Absence for Job Shadowing form, it is important that you tell each of your teachers that you will be away during the period of your Job Shadowing experience.

31 Research Profile Research Profile Assemble Package Assemble Package Placement Follow-up Next > Next > < Back < Back 31 Part C: Job Shadow Placement 5. Attend The Job Shadow Experience In order to be fully prepared for a successful Job Shadow experience, there are a number of things you need to do first : a)Click on, print and read the Reminders button for a detailed list. b) Click on, print and read My Interview Questions. c) Click on the Research Interview Video button for advice on handling the Role Model interview during the observation. My Interview Questions My Interview Questions Good luck with your appointment! Reminders Research Interview Video Research Interview Video

32 Research Profile Research Profile Assemble Package Assemble Package Placement Follow-up Next > Next > < Back < Back 32 Click Picture to Begin Occupation Research Interview Video Next > Next > < Back < Back

33 Research Profile Research Profile Assemble Package Assemble Package Placement Follow-up Next > Next > < Back < Back 33 Part D: Follow-up to Job Shadowing Checklist of Activities: 1.Complete the Reflection Questions Part A and B 2.Write a thank you letter to your Role Model 3.Complete the Job Shadow Evaluation 4.Submit the complete Job Shadow Follow-up Package and the Mark Sheet to your teacher or counsellor Career Impact Video Career Impact Video Click on the Career Impact Video button and watch the video clip

34 Research Profile Research Profile Assemble Package Assemble Package Placement Follow-up Next > Next > < Back < Back 34 Click Picture to Begin Next > Next > < Back < Back Career Impact Video

35 Research Profile Research Profile Assemble Package Assemble Package Placement Follow-up Next > Next > < Back < Back 35 Part D: Follow-up to Job Shadowing 1. Write A Thank You Letter To Your Role Model Having completed your Job Shadow, you will now write your role model a letter expressing your appreciation for the experience. It should explain how the information obtained has affected your understanding of the occupation and how it will influence you in your career planning in the future. Click the Thank You Letter button to begin writing your letter. Be sure to proof read and sign the letter before you submit it! Address and stamp an envelope to the role model of your Job Shadow. Do not seal the envelope at this time. Submit the envelope with your thank you letter to your teacher or counsellor. Thank You Letter Thank You Letter Hints Reflection Questions Reflection Questions

36 Research Profile Research Profile Assemble Package Assemble Package Placement Follow-up Next > Next > < Back < Back 36 Part D: Follow-up to Job Shadowing 2. Complete The Job Shadow Evaluation Use the form provided to answer the following questions about your Job Shadow experience. There are 7 questions in this exercise. The answers you have provided will help the school to place other students desiring to Job Shadow the same occupation. Job Shadow Evaluation Job Shadow Evaluation Click the Job Shadow Evaluation button to enter your comments and print out a summary of your answers. Hints

37 Research Profile Research Profile Assemble Package Assemble Package Placement Follow-up Next > Next > < Back < Back 37 Part D: Follow-up to Job Shadowing 3. Submit The Job Shadow Follow-up Package The Follow-up Package consists of the following items: 1. A formal thank you letter to the role model 2. A stamped envelope addressed to the role model. Do not seal the envelope. 3. The interview questions and your answers. 4. The Job Shadow Evaluation 5. Mark Sheet (if applicable) Mark Sheet Mark Sheet If you are receiving marks for Job Shadowing, press the Mark Sheet button to print a copy of the Mark Sheet. Submit this mark sheet with the Follow-up Package to your teacher/counsellor.

38 Research Profile Research Profile Assemble Package Assemble Package Placement Follow-up Next > Next > < Back < Back 38 Job Shadowing: The Key to Career Planning Career development is about growing through life and work: its about learning, experiencing, living and working. Its is about actively creating and shaping the life you want to live and the work you want to do. Job Shadowing allows you to test drive the work you want to do. Ensuring the decisions you make are based upon solid information from people with real experiences rather than assumptions and possible misconceptions. Thank you for participating in the Job Shadow program and good luck in your future career.

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41 Hints: How to get back from MS Word Important Hint: Throughout this process you will be writing documents that support your Job Shadow application. These are Microsoft Word documents - you may edit, save and print them the same as any Microsoft Word document. When you close the document you will be returned to the most recent slide in PowerPoint. Some of the documents you will need to simply print, but some you will need to modify and save as your own. When you save a document, make a careful note of its name and the location you have saved to, for you will have to navigate back to it whenever you need it again. To return to this program you can simply click on the Microsoft PowerPoint icon on the task bar at the bottom of your screen. When you need to return to a previously saved document to modify it further, you can press the MS Word button, and navigate from there. < Return < Return

42 Hints - Things I value are: Hint: Your values are one of the most important things to consider when choosing an occupation: this is what is meant by the statement Following your heart. How should I live my life? What are my core values? What is really important to me? These are the essential questions that reflect the personal values that provide meaningful direction to your life. Activities which you are good at and find especially satisfying likely portray your values as well. To clarify your values, look at important decisions that you have made: your values will have been strong influences. Your values might include: honesty, creativity, freedom, people, helping others, security, risk-taking, the environment, technology, etc. Purpose: Key factors for being successful in your life/work are to: Do what you love. Love what you do. And where you can, give a little more than others expect of you. Finding your purpose and passion in life is the goal, your values are the clues. < Return < Return Student Sample Student Sample

43 Hints - Things that interest me include: Hint: Interests are activities that you like now and hope to do in the future. They hold your attention: you might simply enjoy them or you may find them exciting. To understand your interests, think about your favorite activities. Why are they special? For example, if you enjoy playing baseball, ask yourself what is most enjoyable about playing baseball. Do you like the physical challenge? Being part of a team? The spirit of competition? Your interests might include using your hands, sketching, coaching or teaching, organizing events, fixing things, being outdoors, figuring out problems, etc. Interests may also be revealed in the subjects or activities in school that you like the most. Purpose: Strong interest in an area means you will be easily motivated to learn and cope more successfully with challenges along the way. < Return < Return Student Sample Student Sample

44 Hints - My skills and abilities include: Hint: Your skills simply reflect your abilities to do certain things well. Determine your skills by asking yourself why you are successful in specific activities. For example, if your friends turn to you when they have a problem, you probably have skills in communication and you are caring about others. If you enjoy fixing cars, your skills may include diagnosing trouble, solving problems and using tools. Examples of skills and abilities are: listening, writing, speaking, analyzing, flexibility, loyalty, understanding, mechanical, athletic, motivated, etc. Your best skills will also reflect your learning style or how you learn most easily. Recognize and understand how you learn the best: visual, auditory (hearing), or tactile (hands on). Purpose: Compare your own skills and how you learn with those of the Role Model and other workers in the occupation. Your skill development and success will be directly related to your skills and ability to learn new skills. < Return < Return Student Sample Student Sample

45 Hints - Specialty courses I have taken: Hint: Your school program is as unique as you are because your classes reflect your interests and your abilities. List the courses in which you have specialized during your high school career, for example; sciences, music, drama, art, outdoor education, physical education, food preparation/nutrition, cosmetology/hair care, etc. Indicate the number of credits that you have acquired in these courses, since this shows how much you have focused on these areas. Purpose: Identifying your program choices or option courses in your present high school program helps to demonstrate and possibly validate the values, skills and strengths related to the career pathway you are investigating. < Return < Return Student Sample Student Sample

46 Hints - Marks from my last report card: Purpose: Not only the courses you have taken but how well you have done in those courses, should support your choice of an occupation for your Job Shadow. < Return < Return Student Sample Student Sample What is your level of academic achievement? Use program titles or specific course numbers to indicate your level of learning or academic ability. Identifying your present high school program helps determine that you have selected an appropriate occupation for you to shadow. Your current educational goals should be comparable to the education required for the occupation that you have selected for your job shadow. If they do not, you need to consider a different occupation or see your school counsellor for further educational planning.

47 Hints - When I have finished high school, I will have accomplished: Hint: Learning is on-going, it does not end after high school. Describe how your plans for post-secondary education relate to your goals for high school graduation. For example, your educational goal may be to graduate from high school with the courses and marks required for entry into a community college. Or, you may aim to graduate with a certain number of work hours towards an apprenticeship program. Are you on track with this goal, or will you need to do some upgrading? If so, what will it be? Consider your present goal for learning after high school or for post-secondary education. For example, work and learning on the job, work and obtaining certified status in a trade, to complete a two year diploma program at a community college, to obtain a four year bachelors degree from a university or any other ideas. Purpose: Your current educational goals should qualify you for the occupation that you have selected for your job shadow. < Return < Return Student Sample Student Sample

48 Hints - Sources of information I have used to research this type of work include: Hint: Make this list as complete as possible! Remember: resources for researching types of work include people, publications, websites, professional associations, and work place experience. All schools, career development centers and employment service centers have access to a variety of resources, programs and opportunities to learn about different kinds of work. Purpose: Time is money to the employer and role model. It is vital that you have researched this type of work to the best of your ability prior to the Job Shadow experience. If you are well prepared, it will show in your questions and interest level to the role model. Employers will support these Job Shadowing activities if the students are genuinely interested, somewhat knowledgeable and well prepared. Using your Allies, being an Ally is the essence of Job Shadowing. Develop and use your network of relationships with teachers, counsellors, family, peers, supervisors and coaches for advice, recommendations and suggestions. < Return < Return Student Sample Student Sample

49 Hints - Educational Requirements Hint: Learning is Ongoing and you will constantly need to be engaged in some form of learning to be successful in your career path. Whether you are learning on the job or enrolled in formal post-secondary learning programs, you will need to apply your skills as student to your work. Because Change is Constant, updating your skills and learning new skills keeps you current and valued in the workplace. Your job security will be in your skills and ability to learn new skills as opposed to the type of work itself. The career path that you are investigating may require specific high school courses as a requirement for post-secondary education OR some related work experience to demonstrate you have what it takes to begin working in the field. From your previous research, list the courses (competitive selection averages included) and/or work experience that is required or considered an asset. < Return < Return Student Sample Student Sample

50 Hints - My Plan Hint: Good Goal Setting practice requires your goals to be specific, measurable and time sensitive. State your goals for graduation briefly, make them measurable by setting your expectations clearly and provide a time frame for completion. What are your current goals for graduation from high school? < Return < Return Student Sample Student Sample

51 Hints - Introductory Letter: Hint: When role models recognize the student is sincere in wanting to learn about an occupation, they accept students for Job Shadowing experiences because they understand the value of this real life experience. The professional quality of your letter demonstrates your desire for a Job Shadow. Follow the business letter format and have someone else help by proofreading it so it is error free in spelling, punctuation and format. Paragraph 1: Introduce yourself and your reason for writing to the role model. Include your name, your grade, your school and name the occupation you would like to shadow. It is very important that the role model perceive that you really want to do the Job Shadow. You may mention that you have the opportunity to have a Job Shadow experience as part of a course; never say that you are required to do so. Paragraph 2: Explain why you have chosen this occupation. Convince the role model that you will benefit from the Job Shadow. Highlight your values and/or interests that may be related to the occupation Explain what you have done to research this occupation so far. Next > Next > Sample Letter Sample Letter

52 Hints - Introductory Letter: Hint Continued… Paragraph 3: Setting up an interview during the Job Shadow. Ask the role model if at some time during the Job Shadow, you could have 20 minutes of his or her time to ask questions about the occupation. Mention that a copy of the questions that you would like to ask will be enclosed with your letter. Paragraph 4: In the conclusion state that you are looking forward to meeting the role model and finding out more about his/her occupation. Include your home phone number in case there are any last minute changes to your Job Shadowing appointment. Thank the role model for his/her time and for the opportunity. Remember: Be sure to sign the letter before you submit it! < Return < Return Sample Letter Sample Letter

53 Hints - Thank You Letter: Hint: Your next step is to write your role model a letter expressing your appreciation for the experience. Your letter must be sincere. If you quickly establish rapport with your role model, it will be easy to speak from the heart. Sometimes students go on job shadows and discover that the occupation holds little appeal to them. This is valuable information to have gained! Either way, explain to your role model what you have learned, how you feel and why. If you encountered difficulties in you Job Shadow, be diplomatic in covering this territory. You may make a suggestion for improving the experience. Keep in mind that a Job Shadow should involve time to interview your role model and then the opportunity to observe him or her at work. Few occupations provide the excitement found Saturday night in the emergency room at the hospital! Next > Next > Sample Letter Sample Letter

54 Hints - Thank You Letter: Hint Continued… Your role model is part of the network of individuals in the community prepared to offer Job Shadows to students. Your thank you letter affirms for him the value of his investment in this program. It motivates him to continue to offer students these experiences. Once again this letter should be professional: Follow the business letter format and have someone else help by proofreading it so it is error free in spelling, punctuation and format. < Return < Return Sample Letter Sample Letter

55 < Return < Return Sample Evaluation Sample Evaluation Hints - Job Shadow Evaluation: Hint: Every experience is a learning experience, your evaluation and feedback is vital for the school to determine if this Job Shadow experience suited your needs. Secondly, your input will help determine if the school utilizes this occupation role model again in the future. Please answer the seven questions carefully and thoroughly regarding your Job Shadow experience A Sample Student Evaluation can be viewed by clicking on the button to the left.

56 STUDENT SAMPLE Research Profile Occupation I wish to shadow: I would like to job shadow a paramedic in an integrated emergency services department (firefighter/ambulance) such as in Sherwood Park or Edmonton. 1.Things I value are: Teamwork, physical challenge, excitement, helping people, structure/regulations/procedure, driving fast and having traffic get out of my way. < Return < Return

57 STUDENT SAMPLE Research Profile Occupation I wish to shadow: I would like to job shadow a paramedic in an integrated emergency services department (firefighter/ambulance) such as in Sherwood Park or Edmonton. 2.Things that interest me include: Sports, phys. ed., biology/human physiology, driving, being in charge or having authority, risk, excitement < Return < Return

58 STUDENT SAMPLE Research Profile Occupation I wish to shadow: I would like to job shadow a paramedic in an integrated emergency services department (firefighter/ambulance) such as in Sherwood Park or Edmonton. 3.My skills and abilities include: Physically fit, quick thinker, good problem solver, works well with others, mechanically minded, St Johns Standard First Aid and CPR through swimming courses. < Return < Return

59 STUDENT SAMPLE Research Profile Occupation I wish to shadow: I would like to job shadow a paramedic in an integrated emergency services department (firefighter/ambulance) such as in Sherwood Park or Edmonton. 4.Specialty courses I have taken: Biology, physics, outdoor education, Standard First Aid, Bronze Medallion in swimming and scuba diving certification. < Return < Return

60 STUDENT SAMPLE Research Profile Occupation I wish to shadow: I would like to job shadow a paramedic in an integrated emergency services department (firefighter/ambulance) such as in Sherwood Park or Edmonton. 5.Marks from my last report card: (Grade 11) English 68% Social Studies 72% Math 65% Biology 70% Physics 64% Phys. Ed. 85% Construction Technology 75% Information and Communication Technology 70% < Return < Return

61 STUDENT SAMPLE Research Profile Occupation I wish to shadow: I would like to job shadow a paramedic in an integrated emergency services department (firefighter/ambulance) such as in Sherwood Park or Edmonton. 6.When I have finished high school, I plan to have accomplished High School Diploma All my Grade 12 sciences Grade 12 Math Water Safety (level 1and 2), National Lifeguard Certification < Return < Return

62 STUDENT SAMPLE Research Profile Occupation I wish to shadow: I would like to job shadow a paramedic in an integrated emergency services department (firefighter/ambulance) such as in Sherwood Park or Edmonton. 7.Sources of information I have used include: A.L.I.S. (Alberta Learning Information System) www.alis.gov.ab.ca Alberta Career Information Hot Line (422-4266) Career Cruising (www.careercruising.com/) Bridges Career Explorer/Choices(www.careerexplorer.com/) My neighbor: a firefighter/paramedic < Return < Return

63 STUDENT SAMPLE Research Profile Occupation I wish to shadow: I would like to job shadow a paramedic in an integrated emergency services department (firefighter/ambulance) such as in Sherwood Park or Edmonton. 8.Educational requirements: Biology 30 (65%) and Chemistry 30 (65%) First Aid Some related volunteer work is seen as valuable. < Return < Return

64 STUDENT SAMPLE Research Profile Occupation I wish to shadow: I would like to job shadow a paramedic in an integrated emergency services department (firefighter/ambulance) such as in Sherwood Park or Edmonton. 9.My plan: Decide whether or not to pursue a paramedic/firefighter occupation. Complete my high school diploma next June with an average of 70%. Pick up Chemistry during summer school while Life Guarding part-time at the pool over the summer. Decide where to enroll for my post-secondary training before December of next year. < Return < Return

65 Educator Resources Educator Resources The following resources are available by opening the Teacher Resources folder on the Job Shadow+ CD-ROM Double click on My Computer then double click on the CD-ROM Drive. This will open the Job Shadow+ CD, find the Educator Resources folder and open. Application Setup Instructions Resources for Teachers/Counsellors Manual - Rationale & Process Guidelines Support Documents Career Development Resources < Return < Return

66 Research Profile Research Profile Assemble Package Assemble Package Placement Follow-up Next > Next > < Back < Back 66 Copyright < Return < Return 1. Permission provided to copy "Job Shadow plus" CD to an individual site server for access only by the purchasing school. 2. Permission to use this resource only on one system or on one network at one time. 3. Permission to customize the ppt and word documentation provided only to accommodate contact names, school names or school logos but not to impact the "integrity" of the program content. 4. Permission to make one working copy of this resource to transfer to a single compact disk or other removable media provided that you keep the original disk solely for backup purposes. 5. Permission may be granted to make additional compact disk or other removable media copies of the resource for individual school use only with expressed written consent from: Elk Island Public Schools Resource Development 683 Wye Road, Sherwood Park. Alberta. T8B 1N2 Telephone: (780) 417-8165 Fax: (780) 417-8183 E-mail: bestresources@ei.educ.ab.ca Website: www.ei.educ.ab.ca 6.Resale of any component of this Job Shadowing Program, in whole or in part is strictly prohibited by copyright law.


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