can learn more about an aviation career through hands-on
Aviation: Job Shadowing
Job Shadowing is observing someone at work. A job shadow
is a work site experience during which a student spends
time one-on-one with an employee observing daily activities
and asking questions about the job and industry. This provides
kids/youth and teenagers nationwide with an up-close look
at how skills learned in school are put to use in the workplace.
Your school’s teachers and/or career guidance counselors
should be able to arrange a job shadow day with a company
in the career field you are interested in pursuing.
shadowing helps a student accomplish the following:
to identify career interests.
the daily routine of an employee.
awareness of the academic, technical, and personal skills
required by particular jobs.
and apply communications skills by interacting with
and interviewing workers.
that different jobs are characterized by different work
cultures and working environments.
to understand the connection between school, work, and
first hand experience and information about a career,
a career path, and the place of employment.
how people became successful in their careers.
National Job Shadow Day is a nationwide effort to introduce
kids/youth and teenagers to the world of work by giving them
an up-close look at the workplace. Each January associations
and businesses across America join forces in support of National
Job Shadow Day. It is anticipated that more than one million
students and 100,000 businesses will participate in Job Shadowing
Aviation: Summer/Youth Camps
Some aviation summer/youth camps allow participants to learn
about various careers within their industry by offering field
hand-on learning programs, presentations from career speakers,
and more. To find out more about aviation summer/youth camps,
AvScholars’ Summer/Youth Programs Directory or
browse the Kids/Youth
Aviation: Internships and Cooperative Education Programs
Internships allow you to apply your skills and knowledge learned
in the classroom to actual on-the-job experiences. Many employers
offer these programs for students to learn more about a particular
career field, gain real world work experience, and possibly
earn money to help pay for their education. Most public and
private institutions have partnerships with companies to employ
their students. These programs are typically offered to college
students. However, some programs are available to high school
students. If you are interested in an internship, contact
your career guidance counselor and/or a company in the career
field you are interested in pursuing, or search My
AvScholars’ Internship Directory.