Wondering if you’re on the right career path? Learn more about a career or work environment through the UShadow program at Toppel!
UShadow gives you the opportunity to shadow UM alumni and other employers, showing you what a typical workday is like in a career field of your interest. Shadowing takes many shapes and forms, but the most typical formats include:
UShadow Program participants have the unique opportunity to investigate a potential career field while connecting with knowledgeable alumni or employer hosts. By participating in the program, students will:
"This program was simply amazing. I really fell in love with the workplace at Carnival and was able to meet so many different people throughout the day. I learned so much. Upon talking with my host about his background he mentioned that throughout his college career he worked as a Port Agent at the Port of Miami for Carnival, which is what I want to do. He told me that he knows the hiring manager and that when I apply to email him so that he could tell the hiring manager that I applied!" - Sophomore shadowing UM Alumnus at Carnival Cruise Lines
The UShadow program is open to all University of Miami students who are in good academic standing with the University and are classified as sophomores or juniors. Students should also review the timeline below to ensure they can attend one of the Pre-Departure Orientations. Students from all majors are encouraged to participate!
The UShadow program takes place every spring semester. Applications are accepted in January and shadowing experiences typically occur in March and April.
Host applications are open until January 31, 2017.
Student applications are open until February 2, 2017.