An externship experience provides short term job shadowing (1-2 days) to allow our students to see what a typical day on the job is really like.  Local employers partner with our office to help provide students with this glimpse into their future career.

If you are interested in working with Career Services to schedule a day of job shadowing with a local employer, please email Kathleen Rodgers to let her know you would like to participate in the externship program.  In your email, please confirm your program area of study and let us know if there is a particular employer where you would like us to try and place you.


What JWCC students have to say…

I had an amazing time shadowing!  Everyone was so welcoming and really wanted me to learn.  I just had the general idea of what it meant to be one and now I truly know.  It made me more motivated in school because I truly want to be a Surgical Technologist.  I would definitely recommend shadowing to a classmate because you really do learn a lot about it, even the stuff Google can’t answer.  You are getting to see what you will be doing for a career and live it for a day.

—Grace Dailing
Associate in Applied Science, Surgical Technology
May 2019


I believe it was a valuable learning experience.  I was able to get a taste of what the nurses in those two departments go through every day.  I feel like an opportunity to job shadow someone in your possible job field is a wonderful experience. 

—Cooper Davis
Associate in Applied Science, Nursing
May 2019