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The Visit

Before the visit

  • Research the employer and/or industry you will be observing. 
  • Choose 10–15 questions to ask the employee you shadow. For more details, view our list of sample questions you might ask.
  • Confirm the time/date and plan for transportation to the site.

After the visit

  • Send a thank-you note. Get information on writing thank-you letters and other communication essentials here.
  • Take time to assess what you learned about the skills and work experiences needed to pursue your career interests. Are there skills you need to gain? What are your next steps?