JA Job Shadow

Grade Level

6th - 12th

Time Commitment

(Job Shadow visit is usually four to five hours)

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JA Job Shadow™ takes middle grade and high school students into the workplace to learn about careers.  They are introduced to careers through one-day site orientation.

Students participating in the program will acquire and apply the skills needed in demanding and ever-changing workplaces. Students will develop job-hunting tools, such as networking, resumes, and interviewing skills.


JA Job Shadow

6th - 12th Grade

The JA Job Shadow prepares students to be entrepreneurial thinkers in their approach to work. In-class sessions prepare students for a visit to a professional work environment, where they will face a series of challenges administered by their workplace hosts. Students learn how to research career opportunities and the skills needed to land and keep their dream job.



Event Day



JA will assign participating schools to your company site, coordinate with the schools to arrange transpiration and provide student, teacher and JSD company coordinators with guide book materials.

Day of Event

Students arrive at company site and after attending a welcoming and brief company overview, they then spend time with their assigned volunteer.

Post Event

Complete the Job Shadow Post Event Evaluation Form and return all required documentation to the JA Coordinator.


Who Benefits


Strengthens/promotes business involvement in education

Prepares our future workforce

Promotes your company throughout the community


Creates opportunity to be a role model to local students

Is easy and fun with minimal commitment


Shows the relevance of education to future success

Creates a connection to the business world and an up-close look at the workplace

Provides an experience kids can use to make smart career choices

Program Cost

  • Possible costs for transportation of students to assigned sites if applicable
  • Possible lunch for students/teachers/volunteer participants on Job Shadow Day
  • Giveaways/Awards

Junior Achievement partnered with SA Works to implement the JA Job Shadow program.  JA would like to thank the following companies that participated as a result of this partnership:

Amegy bank

Bexar County


Broadway Bank

Christus Santa Rosa


City of SA – Dept of Animal Care Services

City of SA – Dept. of Transportation
& Capital Improvements

City of Schertz

Coca- Cola

CPS Energy

Embrey Partners

ESC Region 20

Firstmark Credit Union


Frost Bank

General Electric

Generations Federal Credit Union

Goodwill Industries



Hotel Valencia


Lackland - 149 Fighter Wing Division

Lackland – 502nd Air Base Public Affairs

Liberty Mutual

Lucifer Lighting Company

Mood: Texas

New Forest Estates Senior Living


Rivercity Federal Credit Union

SA Chamber of Commerce

SA Public Library

SA River Authority


Service King

Shweiki Media

Southwest Research Institute

The Doseum

Toyota Motor Manufacturing TX Inc.

Trinity University

University Health System

UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures


Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk


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