Division ofStudent Affairs

Job Shadowing

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.

If you have any questions about the Take Flight program, please contact the UNT Career Center at (940) 565-2705.

Take Flight 2014-2015 will take place January 5-January 9, 2015 and March 9-March 13, 2015

Read more about the Take Flight Program. (pdf)

Read what a student had to say about their experience.

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.

Companies Who Have Recently Participated:

     

ABA of North Texas
  Jr/Sr; Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis, Counseling, Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Education, Special Education
All Medical Personnel   All class levels; Business, Healthcare Management
American Diabetes Association

 

All class levels; Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain Majors
BioWorld Merchandising

 

Jr/Sr; Art, Business, Supply Chain Management
Dallas Morning News   Jr/Sr; Journalism
Dallas Zoo   All class levels; All majors
Doubletree Hotel Dallas   All class levels; general business, hospitality, sales & marketing, food & beverage
Farmers Insurance   Jr/Sr; insurance, entrepreneurship, marketing
Elston Nationwide Carriers   All class levels; Supply Chain, Logistics
Kohl's Department Stores   So/Jr; Business Management, Sales and Marketing, Retail/Fashion, Textiles, Finance, Communication    
Heart to Heart Hospice of Texas   All class levels; All majors
Bear Transportation Services                    

Logistics/Supply Chain, Marketing, Entrepreneurial

Denton County Adult Probation                    

Criminal Justice, Sociology, Social Work, Psychology

Denton County District Attorney                    

ALL MAJORS interested in becoming an attorney, Criminal Justice

Elston National Carriers            

Supply Chain, Sales, Marketing

Federal Emergency Management Agency                  

 Finance, Public Affairs, IT

GameStop, Inc                                            Distribution, Logistics, Supply Chain
Labinal Power Systems   All class levels; Human Resources, Engineering (Manufacturing/Mechanical/Lean/Quality), Accounting, Management, Supply Chain
MarketWave   Jr/Sr; Marketing, Public Relations, Business Management
PhysAssist Scribes                                

ALL MAJORS

UNT Facilities Design & Construction    

Interior Design, Engineering, Construction Management

Stream Realty Partners  

Sr; Accounting, Finance & Numerous other majors

Tyler Technologies  

Jr/Sr; Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Science

Winstar World Casino Hotel  

All class levels; Hospitality, Accounting, Loss Prevention, Restaurant, Engineering/Maintenance

Fidelity Investments  

All class levels; finance and accounting

Freese and Nichols, Inc.  

All Class Levels; Engineering, Mechanical Engineering (HVAC and/or Oil and Gas, natural gas pipeline design interest), Electrical Engineering (with an interest in power)