Host IIT Boeing Scholars on Job Shadow Day (2/12)!
<b>Attention, Chicago-area professionals! On TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, you are invited to volunteer 4 hours (10am-2pm) to host a small group of high school students for a JOB SHADOW DAY at your work site!</b> Organized by the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Boeing Scholars Academy* (http://admission.iit.edu/boeingscholars), this Job Shadow Day is a structured work site experience which helps the IIT Boeing Scholars -- a diverse group of high-achieving juniors and seniors from Chicago-area high schools -- identify possible career interests by providing them with the opportunity to explore a range of professions, industries, and organizations. Exposure to careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics; our program's focus areas) is welcomed but not required. <b>Please submit the Registration Form (below) by Wednesday, January 16.</b>

<b>WHY SHOULD YOU PARTICIPATE IN THIS JOB SHADOW DAY?</b>
The IIT Boeing Scholars are bright, motivated, and curious young people, who were selected for participation in the IIT Boeing Scholars Academy because of their outstanding commitment to academics, promise as future leaders, and vision for positively impacting their communities and the world through STEM fields. As a volunteer host for Job Shadow Day, you not only provide these high school students with professional experience, you are also demonstrating a commitment to supporting the development of Chicago's youth. You also benefit from the satisfaction that comes with sharing your expertise with young people, introducing them to a new career, and even inspiring them to follow in your footsteps. Please consider joining us in supporting the IIT Boeing Scholars' continued and future success.

<b>WHAT HAPPENS ON JOB SHADOW DAY (TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 10am-2pm)?</b>
On Job Shadow Day (Tuesday, February 12), a small group of IIT Boeing Scholars (please specify how many you prefer to host) will visit you at your work site and shadow you for 4 hours (10am-2pm; 3 hours of work plus lunch), during which time you may:
+ Give students a general introduction to and tour of your company/organization
+ Discuss who you are, what you do, and how you got where you are, and ask students about their experiences and interests
+ Introduce students to your co-workers and describe what they do
+ Allow students to observe or assist you with your work (this could be as simple as letting them sit in on a meeting, or involve walking them through a task you do on a regular basis -- it certainly does not have to be an exciting one!)
+ Arrange for up to 5 co-workers to join you and the visiting Scholars for lunch (to show our appreciation for your time, the IIT Boeing Scholars Academy will provide lunch on-site for this group)

<b>WANT TO PARTICIPATE?</b>
By Wednesday, January 16, each host organization should designate a "host individual" (who will coordinate and chaperone students' visit to the host site) and a "back-up host" (who will chaperone students' visit to the host site in the event that the host individual is suddenly unable to), and complete the Registration Form below. Prior to the event date, we will follow up with you to confirm participation, discuss event logistics and suggested activities, and confirm how many students you should expect. We will also provide you with a short list of student questions to prepare for.

Because most of our students are minors, we will be sending a program volunteer to each site as an additional chaperone. Please be aware that, in the event that we do not have enough volunteers to serve this purpose, we will ask to conduct basic background checks on the host and back-up host.

<b>QUESTIONS? </b>
Please contact Connie Ma, Program Coordinator, IIT Boeing Scholars Academy, yma24@iit.edu or 312.567.3005.


<i>*The Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Boeing Scholars Academy is a free, year-round academic enrichment program that inspires high-achieving Chicago-area high school students to make a difference in their communities through STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) and to pursue higher education. Of this year's 106 Scholars, 84% attend a Chicago Public School or affiliated charter, 68% are from a population underrepresented in STEM fields, 55% are female, 45% are first-generation college, and 44% are eligible for federal free/reduced lunch. Of last year’s seniors, 98% matriculated at a four-year university this fall.

Founded in 2011, this program is generously supported by a grant from the Boeing Company.

Host Individual -- This person will coordinate and chaperone students' visit to the host site.
First name *
Preferred first name
If other than the above.
Last name *
Job title/profession *
Email *
We will send confirmation information to this email.
Phone *
This should be the number at which you will be MOST ACCESSIBLE on February 12. Include extension, if applicable.
Alternate phone
This should be a second number at which you can be reached on February 12. This could be your workplace's general number, the number of a co-worker who knows how to get in touch with you, or your mobile or desk phone (whichever you did not provide above).
Back-up Host -- In the event that the host is unable to fulfill their day-of duties, this person will chaperone students' visit to the host site.
First name *
Preferred first name
If other than the above.
Last name *
Job title/profession *
Email *
Phone *
This should be the number at which you will be MOST ACCESSIBLE on February 12. Include extension, if applicable.
Alternate phone
This should be a second number at which you can be reached on February 12. This could be your workplace's general number, the number of a co-worker who knows how to get in touch with you, or your mobile or desk phone (whichever you did not provide above).
Company/Organization Information
Company/Organization *
Include department, if applicable
Company/Organization website *
Physical address 1 *
Write the address to which students would report on February 12
Physical address 2
Apt./Floor/Suite
City *
State *
Zip code *
This location *
If your location IS accessible by public transportation, please help us help our students by listing nearby train or bus stops.
Job Shadow Day Info
In 50 words or less, provide a general description of this job shadow opportunity. (What do you do? What does your organization do? What will students see or do? What kinds of professionals will they meet?) For examples, see last year's descriptions at http://tinyurl.com/explorecareers. *
We will provide this description to students, who will rank-order their preferences for Job Shadow Day. We will review their selections prior to assigning to ensure best possible fits.
List 5 majors/fields or other keywords (e.g., prototyping, research, start-up) related to your work/organization *
The IDEAL number of students you would like to host on Job Shadow Day *
The MAXIMUM number of students you would like to host on Job Shadow Day *
Notes for students
How should they dress for your workplace (casual, business casual, etc.)? Do they need any special identification to enter your building? (Please be aware that most students only have a school ID.) What should they bring or do to prepare, if anything?
Notes for event organizers
Is there anything else you think we should know? How can we help to ensure this day will be a success for you and for visiting students?
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