According to the coalition, more than 86% of students who participated in job shadowing report that it has positively changed their attitudes about working. Also, 72% of the students described themselves as attentive and highly engaged in the information being demonstrated or discussed with a business volunteer, the survey found.
Students gave the overall job shadowing experience an average rating of 8.1 on a 10-point scale. Last year, more than one million students experienced job-shadowing activities with more than 100,000 employers across the US, according to the coalition.
In a typical job shadowing program, a student accompanies a business mentor to all his or her activities throughout a full business day.