Work Shadowing Program

Host a Work Shadowing experience to profile your organisation, engage with motivated students and make a difference to their career trajectory.

The Work Shadowing Program (WSP) is a collaboration between the University of Melbourne and registered host organisations to provide a 4-7 hour observational opportunity at the host organisation's workplace.

The aim is to help students:

  • gain insight into work environments
  • explore career paths
  • develop work-ready skills such as communications and interpersonal skills, confidence and maturity
  • expand their professional networks and connections.

The WSP will target students across all faculties early in their course who are interested in knowing more about the world of work and your organisation or sector.

We are now taking Expressions of Interest for the 2019 Work Shadowing Program.

Express your interest

  • Key dates



    Work Shadowing Program R2, 2019 EOI close

    Friday 16 August 2019

    Students allocated to host organisations

    Mid-September 2019

    Student induction workshops

    End of September 2019

    Work Shadowing Program period

    *October 2019

    *With some flexibility outside these dates.

  • Why register
    • Contribute to the development of future professionals and leaders.
    • Build early connections with our talented, diverse and connected students.
    • Showcase your brand to the workforce and customers of the future.
    • Unlock the insights of our globally-connected student community.
  • Support for host organisations

    We support host organisations by:

    • co-ordinating all student placements
    • screening and selecting students
    • providing guidance and suggested activities for mentor host organisations
    • facilitating a compulsory induction workshop for selected students
    • co-ordinating relevant host agreements and legal requirements (e.g. insurance)
    • providing opportunity for host and student feedback after the WSP has concluded.
  • Contact us

    For more information, please contact