What is job shadowing?
Many students are not quite sure exactly what field they would like to work in after they graduate. An internship gives you the opportunity to get broad and in-depth insight into a field of work and thus plays an important role in providing orientation for your future career. At the same time, it can be very difficult to complete several longer-term internships while studying, which is where the option of job shadowing can can be just the thing for you. Job shadowing can help you find out about possible career perspectives early on, get to know different fields of work, companies and working environments as well as make new professional contacts. This in turn will help you start to develop your own career plans. Shadowing means that a student/doctoral researcher spends a day following a professional in his/her job.