A job shadow is an opportunity for students to explore a career of interest by observing an alum, parent or other volunteer in their place of work, typically for a period of 1 - 3 days.
Throughout the course of a job shadow students begin to understand the responsibilities associated with the profession, learn more about the required skills and qualifications, network with professionals, and have the opportunity to ask questions. Learn more about applying for and completing job shadows in the Job Shadow Resource page in Handshake.
Financial Assistance for Students
The Calvin and Lenice Waugh Endowed Fellowship was created in 2007 by an alum and her husband as a way to offset the cost of job shadows for students who may otherwise be unable to participate. The fund is administered by the Kenyon Career Development Office.
Students apply for the Waugh Fellowship within the Job Shadow Application. If a job shadow falls through after a student has been approved, the funds will be released and the student will need to reapply in subsequent job shadow applications.
Requests are considered on a rolling basis until funds are fully allocated for each academic year. Upon receipt of an application, the CDO will send an email to the applicant with the amount that they are eligible to have reimbursed. If funds are depleted when an application is received, the applicant will be notified by email as soon as possible.
Only students who receive need-based aid at Kenyon will be eligible for Waugh Fellowships funds.
The Waugh Fellowship funds are primarily used for reimbursement, but some expenses, such as airfare, can be funded directly from Waugh funds. Contact the CDO to handle these requests.