Business, Finance, Marketing & Management

Job shadow opportunities from Kirkwood in business, finance, marketing, and management can show you how to succeed in these competitive, in-demand roles. Start your application today! You'll learn what it takes to set yourself apart for roles in business accounting, financial services, and management.

How to Apply for Job Shadows

  1. Review the group and individual job shadow opportunities available below and select your top two choices. Note: Your choices can be from two different industry categories.
  2. Review the application instructions.
  3. Start your application.

Group Job Shadows

Group job shadows offer a great introduction to specific business fields and allow you to explore a broad scope of careers within that industry, all in one shadow experience.

Group job shadows are a great option for initial exploration of a specific career or industry. On average, shadows typically last 2-4 hours in duration.

Note: Group job shadows with an asterisk (*) next to them are in-demand jobs in the corridor area, as determined by our area economic development organizations.

*Actuary Day: Transamerica, Cedar Rapids - VIRTUAL ONLY

If you are interested in a career in actuarial science, this group day is for you! Learn about Transamerica from seasoned business professionals as well as from the interns and recent college graduate new staff members. Held February 25, 2021.


Financial Services Day: True North, Cedar Rapids - VIRTUAL ONLY

Explore careers in Finance, Accounting, Risk Management (Insurance) and Financial Planning. This is a great group day if you have a general interest in business and finance, and want to learn more.

Entrepreneurship Day: NewBo Co, Cedar Rapids

Are you interested in becoming an entrepreneur or thinking of starting your own company? Don’t miss this opportunity to spend time with successful local entrepreneurs in the area and learn from the professionals. Participate in 1 Million Cups, tour the facility, and a 1-hour roundtable with entrepreneurs in Cedar Rapids.


Exploring Entrepreneurship Day: University of Iowa in Coralville

If you are interested in business and/or starting your own company, join us on final presentation day. You will hear from students who have been working to solve real-world problems through innovation and entrepreneurship. Come hear the experiences other students have had with us! We encourage attendees to provide written feedback on the pitches, and ask questions afterward. Then you will get to meet with an entrepreneur and hear real life world experiences and ask questions about owning a small business and e-commerce. Held May 2021.

*Creative Marketing Day: Ruffalo Noel Levitz, Cedar Rapids - VIRTUAL ONLY

Use your creative powers for good! The concept behind art and design is for people to react to your work. Get a positive reaction to a product and - Boom! That’s marketing. Chat with graphic designers, creative writers and web coders at Ruffalo Noel Levitz. Learn how they use their creative abilities to help you make one of the most important decisions of your lives - where to go to college. Held February or March 2021.