Shadow Day Offers Glimpse Into The Real World

For many students, the choice of a major or career path isn’t perfectly clear as they enter college. Others are certain of their path and are looking for additional experience to help them as they enter the workforce following graduation. Park University’s Rotaract club offers students the opportunity to fulfill both of these needs through its annual Shadow Day, scheduled for November 15th.

In cooperation with the Parkville and Gladstone chapters of Rotary International, Park’s Shadow Day gives students first-hand knowledge of the day-to-day expectations of a variety of professions. The day opens with an introductory lunch, where students have the opportunity to network not only with their chosen mentor but also with other professionals in the community. In the afternoon, the mentors take students through the day-to-day work of their chosen profession.

Among the professions with Rotary members volunteering their time this year are: Financial Planner, Professor, Veterinarian, Architect, Agriculture/Farmer, Engineering/Controls, County Commissioner,  Life Insurance Agent, Bank Loan Officer/Branch Manager, Real Estate Agent, Travel Agency Owner/Manager, Architect, Chief Financial Officer – Auto Group, Military Career/Airport Administration, Bank Officer/Branch Manager, University Administrator, Certified Public Accountant.

For more information about this year’s Shadow Day, contact Park Rotaract president Esther Tokognon or call Park Student life at 816-584-6377. To register for Shadow Day, download and complete the 2013 Shadow Day Student Contract and return it to the Student Life office by Friday, November 8.

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  1. The members of Parkville Rotary Club are looking forward to participating in Shadow Day with students of Park University. Students will be able to follow, observe, interview, and ask questions of members who have volunteered to share their vocational experiences. The event should allow students an inside look at jobs or professions they may be interested in. We always enjoy having students attend our Friday noon meetings, and letting them learn a little about Rotary International and some of our activities. November 15 promises to be an exciting day!

    Steve Bleish DVM
    Chairman, Vocational Service, Parkville Rotary Club

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