On February 12, An Achievable Dream partnered with 9 local companies to provide a one-day job shadowing experience to our AAD Middle and High School junior class. Students chose a company to visit based on their career aspirations.
“Job Shadow Day gives our juniors an opportunity to experience careers they are interested in while they are still considering colleges and majors. Our students get to hear about the educational paths and options from professionals who are already in the field,” AAD Director of Alumni Services Elizabeth Aultice shared. “The majority of students who participated shared how this encouraged them to push even harder towards their goals and exposed them to different options they had never heard of or considered.”
Corporate sponsors that participated in Job Shadow Day were Brian Gillespie State Farm, Busch Gardens, Chick-fil-A, Corey Jones State Farm, Cox Communications, Gather, Riverside College of Health Careers, Troutman Sanders, LLP, and Virginia Media.
“While at Riverside I got to watch students do surgical prep. I learned medical terminology and how to properly package organs for transport. Speaking one on one with the instructor really encouraged me to pursue anesthesiology,” said Laila who spent the day at Riverside College of Health Careers.