Hermits Job Shadow Program

Hermits Job Shadow Program

The Hermits Job Shadow Program is one of the Prep’s signature experiential learning opportunities that seeks to bring current students into direct contact with successful Alumni in a variety of professional workplace environments. Now, under the umbrella of the Prep’s Innovation and Experiential Learning Initiative, and in collaboration with the College Counseling and Student Services Department, we are proud to announce the return of the Hermits Job Shadow Program!  The Hermits Job Shadow Program pairs current Juniors with business professionals for a day in their workplace.  

Register your interest in hosting students Download/Print – Job Shadow Agreement and Waiver of Liability

Frequently Asked Questions

Our students are interested in gaining concrete insight and growing their network which will only help to serve them as they make their plans for life after graduation. The wealth of knowledge this opportunity offers our Juniors is immeasurable. In the past, our students have been fortunate to select from a multitude of professional categories and shadow many professionals in industry-leading businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, healthcare providers, and legal practices.

Please know this list is not all-inclusive of our students’ interests. If you wish to participate, but are not a part of the professions listed above, please still register.

A recent survey of Juniors resulted in the following requests: Architecture, Accounting, Economics, Finance, International Business, Marketing, Sales, Broadcasting/Journalism, Cyber Security, Computer Programming, Coaching, Engineering (Mechanical, Automotive, Biological, and Civil), Military, Criminal Law, Corporate Law, Contract Law, Mechanic, Athletic Training, Occupational Therapy, Physician, Dentistry, Nursing, Neuroscience, Psychology, and Pharmacist.

Please know this list is not all-inclusive of our students’ interests. If you wish to participate, but are not a part of the professions listed above, please still register.

The established shadow dates for this year’s program are April 2-5, 2024. We invite you to consider one or more day(s) during that week. The number of days you host different students, as well as the number of students you are able to accommodate each day, is completely up to you.

Each business professional is expected to provide a meaningful experience for the student and introduce them to as much of their profession as possible. The length of time of the visit can vary, but we ask all visits run until at least 2 p.m. The Prep requests the volunteer business professional either stay with the student for the duration of the shadow experience or know who the student is with and where they are at all times. Volunteers will be asked to sign a code of conduct and waiver in advance of the visit.

Each student is expected to provide their own transportation and arrive at the designated address at a predetermined time to meet with you. Students will be required to dress appropriately for your work environment and act with the level of professionalism and respect becoming of a Hermit. Each student, or their parents, will complete a waiver in advance of their participation, understanding this is a voluntary program and they assume all the risk accordingly.

To register your interest, please visit click HERE.

No. For a variety of reasons, we may not be able to accommodate every business professional who registers to host a student.

Following your registration submission, someone from the Office of Alumni Leadership will contact you with next steps.


More Information

For questions or more information on the Hermits Job Shadow program, please contact:

Mr. Brendan Towell
Director of Engagement

856-697-2600 Ext. 131