Job Shadow Days


We hereby have the pleasure to invite you to participate in the Job Shadow Days which will take place during the week of November 17th, 2014. This CSR initiative will be implemented in cooperation with the Swedish Institute.

What is Job Shadowing?

It’s a way to get acquainted with professions and explore career options. Students have an opportunity to accompany working professionals (mentors) for one full work day in their everyday work environment. Job shadowing also gives students a chance to ask any questions they might have about the job and how to prepare for it.

What are the benefits for companies and students?

• Students will see the current application of what they are learning, will learn firsthand from adults who have careers in a variety of occupational fields and will subsequently be able to adjust their academic plans (optional subjects, graduate thesis topic, traineeship programmes).

• Mentors will provide students with information on their companies’ brand and philosophy, professional opportunities within given companies, and will also remember why they chose their career.

When Job Shadow Days will be scheduled?

The week of November 17th has been dedicated to Job Shadow Days.

Who can be a mentor?

Professionals working in Marketing, Law, GR, HR, Economics / Finance (from line employees to senior managers), as well as employees of the Association of European Businesses working in the same areas. Please contact Katsiaryna Syrayezhkina at by November 3d at the latest to confirm your interest.

Who can participate as "shadows"?

Marketing, Law, Economics / Finance, Foreign Languages students in their fourth or fifth year of study. CVs in Russian and preferences should be sent to Katsiaryna Syrayezhkina at by November 10th at the latest. Only successful candidates will be contacted. A list of interested mentors will be published on November 3d.

A summing-up meeting will be organised on November 26th (16.00 – 18.00) for participants to exchange their impressions and short-term experience gained within Job Shadow Days.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.