SBS Shadows – Spend a Day With an Alum in their Workplace Over Winter Break

Location: United States Experience Type: Signature Programs

The SBS Shadows program provides one-day job shadowing experiences that give students the opportunity to spend time with alumni or other hosts in their place of work.


Through observation and conversation, students will learn more about a profession, receive career-related advice, and see first-hand how their experience in the UMass Amherst College of Social & Behavioral Sciences can prepare them for life after college.

The SBS Shadows program is offered annually during winter break.Questions? Contact Carol Sharick, Director of Career & Professional Development for Undergraduates.

Winter Break Program Dates

One day during December, 2021 – January, 2022

Host Registration Period: September 15 – November 15, 2021

Student Registration Period: November 1 – November 30, 2021

How to Participate

Here’s more on why you should participate in SBS Shadows.

Whether you are a student looking for a job shadowing experience or a willing host, the information pages below will give you an understanding of expectations and what is involved.

Student Information here.

Host information here.

Apply By:Nov 30, 2021
Decision Date:Dec 11, 2021