Connecting the Kenyon community outside of Gambier is often a memorable and inspiring experience. Students discover that meaningful Kenyon relationships can extend beyond campus as they connect with alumni and parents. Sponsors have the opportunity to deepen their connection with the College through current student experiences, energy, and stories.
To prepare for an enjoyable job shadow, all parties are encouraged to read Job Shadow Expectations. It is important to clarify expectations and agreements early on to avoid confusion. Additionally, we recommend students and sponsors speak via Skype or phone prior to the job shadow. Topics to discuss together in advance of a job shadow may include:
We anticipate your job shadow experiences to be positive. However, every once in awhile an unexpected issue arises that needs to be addressed. If a student or sponsor feels they need additional support to resolve the situation, the Career Development Office is here to help. We can help talk through an issue, offer an outside perspective, and suggest next steps. If necessary, we can also offer to mediate a conflict. Students or sponsors are encouraged to contact the CDO to discuss any concerns. The CDO is open Monday-Friday from 8:30–4:30 p.m. EST. In case of a pressing issues, contact Campus Safety at (740) 427-5000 or (740) 427-5555. For medical emergencies, please contact the nearest hospital or emergency room.