PHRA Job Shadow Program (JSP)
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The PHRA Job Shadow Program (JSP) is an unpaid, one or two day experience during which current PHRA students are exposed to a professional human resources environment. Through participation, students will observe first-hand an organization’s culture and experience the human resources function in a discipline of interest. Job Sharing allows a student to walk through a typical day with a working professional and get a sneak peek into various careers paths and positions therein.

The overall purpose is to increase career awareness. Participants have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of connecting their major to a career and also able to network with business professionals, observe human resource operations, and experience an organization’s culture. The program promotes a learning environment by linking working professionals to students and assisting students in making decisions regarding their career.

You must be a current PHRA member to participate in the PHRA Job Shadow Program.

Student Expectations

Participants will have the opportunity to observe a working professional in their environment to gain a better understanding of business processes. Job Shadowing in different areas could open up new interests for students. Students will have the opportunity to explore different human resource disciplines which can help clarify future career interests and help to start building relationships with working professionals. Furthermore, meeting with people from different divisions can help students narrow down what roles appeal to them.

To participate, please send completed applications to Liz Lamping, Executive Director,

 Student FAQs | Sponsor FAQs | Student Application (Word Doc)

Already participated in the program? Please complete our program evaluation survey:

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Pittsburgh Human Resources Association (PHRA)
420 Fort Duquesne Boulevard
One Gateway Center – Suite 1852
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
Ph: 412-261-5537