Take Flight Job Shadowing Program
Take Flight is a 1-5 day job shadowing program that provides students with the opportunity to visit companies and organizations to explore careers, network with professionals and learn about career options related to their major. The program will help clarify career goals, confirm career decisions and help you to understand what you learn in the classroom leads to success in the workplace. Job shadows take place over Spring Break (March 10-14).
If you have any questions about the Take Flight program, please contact the UNT Career Center at (940) 565-2705 or Rachel Wilder Smith at (940) 565-2622.
Job Shadow Activities
- Facility tours
- Informational interviews
- Shadow and observe the host and other staff members in their daily work activities
- Observance of client interactions
- Staff meetings
- Small projects
Who can participate in Take Flight?
All students who are currently enrolled at the University of North Texas are eligible to participate.
Key Points to Remember
- The job shadow experience is an un-paid and non-credit experience.
- Students are responsible for transportation, lodging, and meals (if not provided). There will be no reimbursement for travel expenses.
- Students will be required to attend a Take Flight Orientation BEFORE their job shadow if they are selected to participate.
- Once students accept a job shadow, they are committed. Students are required to complete the entire job shadow.
What To Do Next
1.Review the Employer list and decide which top three companies you would like to shadow over Spring Break (March 10-14, 2014). Remember that most of the shadow experiences are only one day. Some companies/organizations may offer multiple days (example: hotels).
2.Register for the Spring Break Take Flight Job Shadow Program by viewing Event 1825 in the Eagle Network.
3.Remember to register by the deadline of March 7, 2014
4.The registration process: Click on the Register Button on Event #1825 for Spring Break.
5.Be sure to upload your resume in the Eagle Network under My Profile/My Documents/My Resume.
6.Fill out the Take Flight Student Application and upload it in the Eagle Network under My Profile/My Documents/Other Writing Samples.
Companies Participating in Winter 2014 Take Flight Program
|Spring Break Take Flight|
ABA of North Texas
|March 10-14||Jr/Sr; Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis, Counseling, Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Education, Special Education|
|All Medical Personnel||March 12||All class levels; Business, Healthcare Management|
|American Diabetes Association||
|All class levels; Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain Majors|
|Jr/Sr; Art, Business, Supply Chain Management|
|Dallas Morning News||March 12||Jr/Sr; Journalism|
|Dallas Zoo||March 12||All class levels; All majors|
|Doubletree Hotel Dallas||March 11-14||All class levels; general business, hospitality, sales & marketing, food & beverage|
|Farmers Insurance||March 12-14||Jr/Sr; insurance, entrepreneurship, marketing|
|Elston Nationwide Carriers||March 11-14||All class levels; Supply Chain, Logistics|
|Kohl's Department Stores||March 11-13||So/Jr; Business Management, Sales and Marketing, Retail/Fashion, Textiles, Finance, Communication|
|Heart to Heart Hospice of Texas||March 10-14||All class levels; All majors|
|Bear Transportation Services||March 10-14||
Logistics/Supply Chain, Marketing, Entrepreneurial
|Denton County Adult Probation||March 10-11||
Criminal Justice, Sociology, Social Work, Psychology
|Denton County District Attorney||March 10-14||
ALL MAJORS interested in becoming an attorney, Criminal Justice
|Elston National Carriers||March 10-14||
Supply Chain, Sales, Marketing
|Federal Emergency Management Agency||March 10||
Finance, Public Affairs, IT
|GameStop, Inc||March 10-13||Distribution, Logistics, Supply Chain|
|Labinal Power Systems||March 10-14||All class levels; Human Resources, Engineering (Manufacturing/Mechanical/Lean/Quality), Accounting, Management, Supply Chain|
|MarketWave||March 11-14||Jr/Sr; Marketing, Public Relations, Business Management|
|PhysAssist Scribes||March 11||
|UNT Facilities Design & Construction||March 11 & 13||
Interior Design, Engineering, Construction Management
|Stream Realty Partners||March 12||
Sr; Accounting, Finance & Numerous other majors
|Tyler Technologies||March 12-14||
Jr/Sr; Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Science
|Winstar World Casino Hotel||March 10-14||
All class levels; Hospitality, Accounting, Loss Prevention, Restaurant, Engineering/Maintenance
|Fidelity Investments||March 13||
All class levels; finance and accounting
|Freese and Nichols, Inc.||March 11||
All Class Levels; Engineering, Mechanical Engineering (HVAC and/or Oil and Gas, natural gas pipeline design interest), Electrical Engineering (with an interest in power)