Job Shadowing

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Job Shadowing

Exploring Today's Careers

Job shadowing is a great way to explore careers and gain useful information about what it takes to succeed in different fields. Whether you’re unsure about your career interests or fairly certain you know what you want to do, WLC job shadow experiences are for you!


Students (grades 10 – 12) in Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn, or Washington counties in Iowa are eligible to apply.

The winter/spring 2022 job shadow application portal will be open Jan. 3 – Jan. 28 at 3 p.m. Both in-person and virtual opportunities are available.

APPLY EARLY! Opportunities have limited availability. Please check with your school for your job shadow deadline. Transportation, if required, is the student's responsibility.

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How to Apply

  1. Explore the job shadow opportunities available within each industry category below and select your top two choices.
  2. Review the application instructions.
  3. Start your application and follow the steps.


COVID-19 Disclaimer:

Our WLC coordinators are working with local schools, businesses, and Kirkwood Community College to provide appropriate work based learning support to students and educators. Iowa public health officials are suggesting the implementation of “social distancing” practices to slow the spread of COVID-19 within communities, and institutions should implement measures that reduce the congregating of students, staff, and the general public. WLC will continue to follow the COVID-19 guidelines from Kirkwood Community College, local health departments, our regional school districts and our business partners.
Changes to those guidelines may affect work-based learning activities or programs, potentially causing them to be transitioned to a virtual format or subject to change or cancellation.

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

Learn about career paths in ag, natural resources, horticulture, food production, and the environment.

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Applied Sciences, Technology, Engineering & Manufacturing

Explore career paths in STEM, architecture, construction, manufacturing, transportation, logistics, and more.

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Business, Finance, Marketing & Management

Find your new career in business, finance, marketing, management, and administration.

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Health Sciences

Check out potential careers in nursing, medicine, pharmacy, nutrition, physical therapy, and health science.

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Human Services

Job shadow professionals in education, human services, hospitality, government, law, public safety, and more.

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Information Solutions

Learn about career paths in arts, AV technology, graphic design, communications, and information technology.

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Workplace Learning Connection

Linn County Regional Center
1770 Boyson Road, Hiawatha, Iowa 52233
319-398-1041 (fax)

Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa
2301 Oakdale Blvd., Coralville, Iowa 52241
319-358-3102 (fax)