Olivia Loop and Gabbi Tomaselli – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS seniors are required to complete a career shadowing project to graduate.
Each senior needs to pick an occupation that they may be interested in pursuing after high school. The student then needs to contact someone that industry to set up a day when they can shadow them.
The student is not allowed to shadow a parent, relative, or current employer.
There are many benefits to completing this project such as learning information that is relevant to your future job goals and gaining a realistic perspective of work habits and attitudes.
Senior Rachel Latka said, “I am excited to shadow a nurse at the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center and seeing how they help people and learn about their job.”
LRHS college and career advisor Michelle Todoroff said, “I love seeing the students participate in career shadowing and watching them learn about the career they are interested in.”
The student needs to shadow for a minimum of three hours and will receive an excused absence if they complete it during the school day if they turn in the permission slip.
The student will observe and discuss the daily routine of their intended profession and then complete a PowerPoint assignment that is laid out in the career shadowing packet. Seniors will submit this assignment to their economics teachers on Nov. 13 or 14.