In the spring of 2017, Jack Thompson ’19 approached his father, Rich Thompson, The Adecco Group’s Regional Head of HR for North America, UK and Ireland, and Heather Newman Johnson ’90, Episcopal’s Director of Alumni Relations, with the idea of creating a job shadow experience for Episcopal students. As Episcopal strives to prepare students for college and career, Jack believed students could benefit from being in a corporate setting, exploring different fields of interest, and that these experiences might help his fellow students as they begin to think about possible college majors and career paths.
That summer, Episcopal’s Career Launcher program teamed up with The Adecco Group, the world’s largest staffing company, to provide job shadowing experiences for Upper School students.
Through the job shadow program, selected students will experience the day to day operations of a job in the following fields: legal, accounting/finance, marketing, information technology and human resources. Job shadow dates for the summer of 2019 are: June 13 and June 27. Each of the one-day job shadow experiences will provide fun, hands on experiential learning in a corporate setting. Rising juniors, seniors, and members of The Class of 2019 are welcome to participate in either session or in both sessions (in different fields). Students with a 3.0 GPA or higher are invited to apply via the online form. The deadline to apply is May 8, 2019. Space is limited. Candidates will be notified of acceptance by May 15, 2019. For more information, contact Heather Newman Johnson ’90 at [email protected] or Jack Thompson at [email protected].
“Episcopal is grateful to Adecco and especially Rich Thompson, for providing this unique experience to our students,” said Heather. “This opportunity provides an authentic work experience not offered inside a regular high school classroom and gives students access to meaningful work in the corporate world. The ESJ Job Shadow Experience with The Adecco Group is a core strength of our Career Launcher program which offers career resources to students and alumni.”
Career Launcher, a resource for alumni transitioning from college to career, was created by Episcopal’s Alumni Association with the goal of helping alumni early in their careers by providing opportunities and resources exclusively to Episcopal alumni.