Job Shadow Day

Every year, Escondido Education COMPACT partners with the Escondido Union High School District to provide a hands-on real world experience for our local high school students. For one day, students have the opportunity to shadow someone working in their career field of choice. With over 30 participating businesses annually, we secure placements in a wide variety of career fields including but not limited to: Arts, Animal Science, Automotive, Communications, Cosmetology, Culinary, Education,  Engineering, Finance, Law, Marketing, Health Services, Human Services,  Natural Resources, Public Safety, Transportation, and more!

Job Shadow Day will be on Thursday, October 25th, 2018!

For Businesses

Join us in making a difference in a youth's life! Consider hosting a student at your business place during Job shadow Day and help shape their future! At this time, we can only take requests from businesses who operate within the North San Diego County.  If you would be interested in hosting students at this event, please download the employer participation form below.

For Students

Join our interested student list to be the first to know about eligibility, requirements, and application deadlines! 

*This is only an interest list, not a registration for the event.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How many students do I have to host at my job site?

As many as you want! As a participating employer, you tell us how many students you are able and willing to host on your site. We understand that the number of students able to shadow at any individual location depends on the job site and career being shadowed.

What type of commitment am I looking at?

Job Shadow Day is a one day event. You will only be required to host students for half a day (8 AM - 12 PM).

There are certain restrictions at my job site, can i still host students?

Certainly! Just make sure to connect with our Job Shadow Day coordinator to go over any concerns you may have. Some students are asked to sign additional waivers or complete additional requirements for specific job sites.