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My son is  having trouble finding a job shadowing opportunity (he’s in brick and mortar school currently, and it’s a requirement). He wanted something in real estate, law enforcement, or “finance”. His teacher tried for him, and also didn’t succeed.

Suggestions of places to try would be appreciated.  Apparently there are problems in these fields due to safety and/or confidentiality. He is under 18. 

He is also supposed to spend a whole day and would like it to be interesting.  

Example trouble: An FBI office apparently will allow a “job shadow” but it seems that he would just sit all day doing nothing and seeing nothing much in an office chair because of the danger or confidentiality issues.   So far we haven’t found anything else in an area of interest that will even allow a shadow by an under 18yo.

 

 

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Possibility - park ranger?  They have to enforce a set of laws within national/state parks. 

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Game warden.    Actually, a very interesting job that doesn’t seem like it.  They do more that most people think.  

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Re law enforcement - could he shadow a judge? Open court should not have any confidentiality issues (unless juveniles?)?

Can he do a ride along with a police officer? How about shadowing someone in the dispatch office? 

Finance - could he shadow a banker? Retirement investment person? 

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5 minutes ago, Bambam said:

Re law enforcement - could he shadow a judge?

 

He wants something that doesn’t necessarily require college. 

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Open court should not have any confidentiality issues (unless juveniles?)?

Can he do a ride along with a police officer?

They required being 18yo. 

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How about shadowing someone in the dispatch office? 

Maybe.  I’ll ask.

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Finance - could he shadow a banker? Retirement investment person? 

 

Those would be excellent. Any ideas on How one might find someone willing? 

One problem seems to be that University students seem to have programs that get priority for such positions— at least is what I found so far.

 I put in an enquiry with Chamber of Commerce.

 

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How about at the local rescue squad?  Maybe he could shadow a paramedic or an EMT?

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9 minutes ago, Mom0012 said:

Librarian or a manager in a retail store?

 

I think retail manager might be possible if nothing closer to his top interests seems possible 

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